The Top Materials For Modern Countertops

March 12th, 2018 5:27pm

If you've looked in to adding modern countertops to your kitchen space, you know that there are dozens of options -- so many, in fact, that settling on just one can be overwhelming. Choosing countertops should be fun, not stressful, and doing some research can streamline the process. These functional, trendy options might be the perfect modern countertops for your home:

 

Poured Concrete

A new but increasingly popular trend in modern countertops, poured concrete counters offer a wide range of color, texture, and shape options. They can be tinted to meet your exact preferences, sealed to be stain-resistant, and cast into any shape you want. If you're bored by the idea of the typical rectangular countertop design, this is a perfect option.

 

Reclaimed Wood

Another awesome option for modern countertops is reclaimed wood. Whether it's salvaged from an older home or an old barn door, reclaimed wood will be cleaned up and sanded down or stained based on your preferences. A lighter wood provides a more traditional effect, while something darker will look sleek and contemporary. If creating an environmentally home is important to you, this up-cycled material is a great option.

 

Stainless Steel

One of the largest trends in kitchen design over the last few years, stainless steel countertops are sleek and stylish. Not only do they look cool, but they are also very practical, thanks to their durability against heat, water, and bacteria.

 

Slate

A softer alternative to granite, slate can be used to create modern countertops with intriguing uneven, matte surfaces. While many homeowners choose dark gray or black slate, it is also available in colors like blue, green, red, brown and purple. These countertops are not only stylish but low-maintenance, as they can be cleaned easily with a cloth, warm water, and soap.


Quartz

 

Chosen by the National Kitchen and Bath Association as 2017's best material for kitchen counters, quartz seems to be stealing granite's thunder as the most popular option for modern countertops. Quartz offers a wide range of design options and colors -- including sleek modern shades like grays and whites -- and its surface often features visually appealing textures. It is also a great option for environmentally conscious homeowners: 90% of quartz is transported locally, which means adding it to your home creates a lower carbon footprint than imported materials like granite.

 

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