Kitchen Countertop Trends of 2016

A countertop is the most essential part of the kitchen – have it reflect who you are.

When it comes to countertops, durability is a top concern. Will it withstand the inevitable messes every kitchen endures? This is the most common question when it comes to countertop materials. But, you can have a countertop that reflects your lifestyle and can resist unavoidable spills, splats and scratches.

Granite Countertops

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If granite can sustain the faces of our founding fathers on Mount Rushmore, it can definitely withstand the wear and tear of your kitchen. Granite is one of the most popular countertop materials because of its everlasting strength, durability and minimal upkeep. Granite’s unique aesthetic properties make it a beautiful accent to your kitchen; no two pieces are alike, making your granite countertops exclusive to your home.

Marble Countertops

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Marble countertops add unmatched elegance to any kitchen. Marble’s luxurious coloring and properties bring out a home’s rich features. Although marble is a softer stone than granite, with a bit of upkeep and regular sealing marble countertops will stay as classy as they were installed.

Engineered Stone

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Engineered stone is resistant to acids and stains, is hygienic, non-absorbent and heat-resistant. This makes it an extremely durable kitchen counter option. The color and finishing options are practically endless for engineered stone, giving homeowners the ability to pick and choose a custom look. This is an eco-friendly, budget-conscious option that is ideal for homes of any type.

Soapstone Countertops

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Soapstone is an alternative way to get the classic stone look with a modern, sleek vibe. Soapstone is a dark stone that beautifies with age. Unlike other natural stones, soapstone doesn’t absorb stains or discolor, resulting in minimal upkeep for the user. Soapstone is a favorite countertop option among bakers because it’s easy to clean and resists scratching.

If you want one of these beautiful stone countertops in your kitchen contact Firenza Stone online or give us at call at (888) 344-9168. Our expert team members work with you to figure out which stone would be best in your home to create a look that fits your lifestyle.