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Quartz Countertops Trends for 2017

Quartz Countertops Trends for 2017

Quartz has surpassed granite as the countertop material of choice among homeowners. It’s easy to understand why – quartz countertops come in an infinite number of colors; they are highly durable, easy to clean and maintain; they look slick…and the list goes on.

Because quartz countertops are engineered, manufacturers like MSI Stone and Silestone are able to create beautiful solid surfaces with physical properties unlike any other natural stone (granite, marble, limestone,…). When quartz countertops were first introduced, it was obvious that they were engineered / man-made. But nowadays, quartz countertops are made to look like granite and marble without the high maintenance and care associated with both of them.

There have been some notable trends in quartz countertops styles and colors in 2017. Here a few of them you may like to implement in your future kitchen remodeling project.

 

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White quartz countertops

According to MSI, white countertops have continued to be a hot trend in 2017. White quartz countertops are simply astonishing. They look clean. They look sharp, and there are many shades and variations of white available making quartz countertops the easiest material to match any kitchen. The best part of white quartz countertops is that they are easy to clean, non-porous and keep their vibrant look for a lifetime.

 

Color-blocking

Another trend in 2017 for quartz countertops is color-blocking. This relates to sharply contrasting the color of kitchen cabinetry with the color of countertops. This look works great with white kitchen cabinets and deep back-specked quartz, and/or black/dark cabinets with white quartz countertops. By contrasting two elements of a kitchen, it brings attention to both by making them a center piece in the kitchen.

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Waterfall countertops

Waterfall countertops are another trend associated with quartz countertops whereas the surface material extends to cover the sides as well. This look works specifically well with kitchen island and boosts a smooth and refined style.

Vein-pattern quartz countertops

The time-defying, beautiful look of white marble in a kitchen is spellbinding. What’s not spellbinding is how much care and maintenance marble countertops require. Homeowners who choose marble for their countertops end up trading cosmetics for functionality. Yes, marble is an instant eye-pleaser…so what if you could have the distinct veining-look pattern and luminescence of marble with quartz countertops? There you have it. The advances in quartz countertops engineering have allowed manufacturers to create this kind of patterns making the vein-pattern quartz countertops and instant winner in 2017.

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PRO-TOPS has a large selection of quartz material you can select from for your kitchen remodeling project. Call us today to schedule a visit to view our showroom and to talk about your project with one PRO-TOPS designer.

Granite Countertops – How to choose a granite slab

Granite Countertops – How to choose a granite slab

Upgrading your kitchen with granite countertops requires selecting a granite color and slab from which your kitchen countertops will be fabricated. PRO-TOPS of Charlotte has the largest inventory of granite slabs in the area among fabricators and installers of granite countertops. When you come to our showroom, you will be able to tour our inventory… Continue Reading

Edge profiles – 4 tips to select a great edge profile for your granite countertops

Edge profiles – 4 tips to select a great edge profile for your granite countertops

Selecting an edge profile for your new granite countertops seems like it would be an easy task, but there are a few things you should consider to avoid making a mistake when choosing one. To help you with this task, the granite professionals at PRO-TOPS of Charlotte are sharing a few tips below. Consider your… Continue Reading

Granite Countertops – How To Care For Them?

Granite Countertops – How To Care For Them?

So you have taken the plunge and bought beautiful granite countertops for your kitchen. Now you’re wondering…it’s worth every dollar you paid, but it wasn’t cheap, so how are you going to care of it to make sure it lasts you a life time? The company that installed your granite countertops told you all about… Continue Reading

Outdoor Kitchen – Reclaiming Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor Kitchen – Reclaiming Outdoor Spaces

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, there is nothing quite like having an outdoor kitchen in your backyard. Have you ever noticed how food that is cooked outside simply taste better? There is something special and festive about cooking outdoors with family and friends. The popularity of outdoor kitchens has gained tremendous ground for the… Continue Reading

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