The kitchen is often called an essential room in the house, and countertops are often the focal point of today’s kitchen.
Counters have their traditional roles of food preparation, eating, cleanup and entertaining, but they're also areas for completing homework, hobbies, and home office projects, among other things.
One survey found that well over 35% of people spend lavishly on them. So, here are some things you can expect to see in 2022 and beyond.
The most sought after is, and always will be
Quartz has a natural sheen and an almost three-dimensional appearance. There's also a speckled color range, ranging from amethyst to rose, onyx, and more.
Quartz countertops are as functional as aesthetic, however. When used in countertops, Mother Nature gets a little boost to bring it up to modern conveniences.
These counters, called quartzite, get less than 10% of the resin. This makes them ultra strong, non-porous, hygienic, and easy to clean. They are also more design possibilities in edge treatments.
Granite: the very definition of elegance
Do you know these countertops are so heat-resistant that you can put a hot pan directly on them without damage? It's also called "the hardest rock."
Once they become sealed, granite countertops make it almost impossible for bacteria to penetrate. They’re also affordable, visually appealing, and scratch-proof.
That makes them ideal for both the kitchen and bath. That's especially so in the bath, which usually houses a lot of oils, potions, and makeup.
Other popular materials include:
Today, there's a wide variety of styles, colors, and patterns for countertops. Also consider other stones, such as marble, soapstone, limestone, solid surfacing, laminate, butcher block, stainless steel, concrete, etc.
One-stop shopping in Southeastern Texas
We know countertops! At family-owned Flooring & Countertops Plus LLC, we have one of the most extensive in-stock inventory in Texas at everyday low prices.
Our in-house designers will help you find the ideal style for your home from some of the top quarries. We also carry brands like Marazzi, Interceramic, Lungarno, and more.
Visit our showroom in Beaumont, TX, which is convenient to Nederland, Orange, Port Arthur, Vidor, Bridge City, and Anahuac, TX. You'll be glad you came in!