Quartz countertops are an increasingly popular option for homeowners across the country, and for good reason. Quartz kitchen countertops come with few imperfections because it is manufactured and controlled, with 93 percent of quartz countertops made from stone-like materials and 7 percent made from binders.
Durability goes hand-in-hand with a stone that bears so few imperfections, and, it’s another big reason that quartz is such a popular kitchen countertop option. It is a non-porous material meaning that it won’t become a breeding ground for frustrating bacteria beneath the surface, and it is resistant to popular stain sources in the kitchen.
Because quartz is a manufactured stone, it comes in a wide array of attractive finishes to match the aesthetic of nearly any home. The wide variety of colors, patterns and finishes makes quartz an even more attractive option for customers. Quartz contains a natural finish that cannot be produced with other solid surface materials such as Corian.
Whether you’ve been planning a kitchen remodel for months or you’re just delving into the process, here are some of the top quartz kitchen countertop trends in 2021.
Kitchen color schemes have become significantly more muted in recent years, and countertops are no exception. Bright colors that were once utilized in Art Deco homes are slowly fading into the background while neutral colors like white, black, grey, brown and beige continue to take center stage.
Popular quartz countertop colors include taupe, cream and white variations for a muted, understated look. Some homeowners are even playing around with dull brown quartz shades or light blues that nearly resemble a grey. In this case, the overall neutral style of the kitchen is still maintained throughout.
Neutral tones also play an important role in creating an open, airy feeling in the kitchen. White and taupe shades of quartz mixed with large windows for natural light will make the room feel welcoming and spacious.
Kitchen sinks are an extremely important part of countertops. Instead of choosing a traditional stainless steel finish, an increasing number of families are opting for sinks with matte black, gold or copper finishes instead. Oversized sinks are growing in popularity as well, as they provide families with additional workspace to make the kitchen that much more efficient.
Some families are taking their kitchen remodels as an opportunity to add an additional sink. Multiple kitchen sinks help improve the natural workflow of the kitchen for families that spend a lot of time cooking or entertaining. Multiple sinks help to keep dirty dishes out of the way in one sink and use the other sink to prep dinner. Quartz is an especially great material around sinks because it is non-porous and is resistant to stains and damage.
Another quartz countertop trend includes eye-catching patterns, lines and veins to add character. Modern design and decor look striking against quartz that has character and texture. Different veining techniques and patterns throughout the quartz can make for a more dramatic look and bring more dimension to the space. In fact, quartz that looks like marble is becoming a kitchen countertop trend, too. These countertops feature veining that mimics marble, an easy and inexpensive dupe for the real deal without the fear of causing damage.
Not only does quartz make for beautiful kitchen countertops, but it makes for a breathtaking backsplash as well. Backsplashes are now being designed with taller slabs of quartz for a bolder, more integrative look compared to subway tiles. The slabs rise to the ceiling and replace the traditional cabinets above the stove.
Traditional quartz countertops come with a shiny, glossy finish. Now, some homeowners are opting for a honed finish that is matte, bringing a different feel to the kitchen. Honed finishes feature a low sheen and a smooth surface. This is especially ideal for those who want to create a more relaxed aesthetic and a softer, warmer ambiance in the heart of their home.
Another popular quartz finish is leather. Leather finishes are relatively new and have become more popular in the last few years. It gives the stone a soft sheen but it is not as shiny as traditional quartz countertops. Leather finishes retain the natural color of the stone and they’re known to hide fingerprints and water spots extremely well, making it a desirable choice for growing families.
Just as the name sounds, waterfall countertops are known for their sweeping quartz slabs that create a waterfall effect onto each side of the island. The quartz material that’s used for the top of the island extends down onto both sides, touching the floor at the bottom and creating pleasing lines for the eye. Waterfall countertops create a clean look and protect the cabinets beneath from potential damage.
As trends continue to solidify and emerge, know that we will provide you with expertise and guidance on your kitchen remodel.
With over 20 years of experience, our team at Pro Stone Countertops can help you build your dream kitchen using high-quality materials. We’re happy to walk you through the most popular quartz countertop options and help bring your vision to life. Start browsing some of our popular quartz options or contact us for a quote today.
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