So what's making quartz popular? Well it's as great as granite but better! For one, you don't have to seal quartz and you still get the durability of it. You're guaranteed that whatever you pick, it'll be scratch, scorch, and stain resistant. It also comes in TONS of different colors and patterns ranging from the classic marble-like versions to large-scale movement designs (see above).
Aside from quartz, there's still lots of other materials that can be used as countertops and lots of different companies that offer these other variations. For budget-conscious customers there's options of laminate and solid surface and now you can find styles that replicate the look of quartz (that way you won't be missing out on the trend). Other customers are also mixing materials for their countertops, using materials like wood and concrete.
There's lots of companies that are releasing new collections to meet the demands and wants of customers. For instance, according to an article read in the official NKBA magazine "Cambria launched it's Oceanic line of striated slabs in response to designer requests" and they also "unveiled three highly patterned additions to its Coastal series". A company called Chop Bloc actually sells butcher block tops in wood for your island. Another company that's innovating wood is Neolith and they actually updated their current collection of "wood-look[ing] sintered compact surfacing with textured slabs". And Wilsonart's Forgotten Detroit Line is closely following the trend.
There's lots of other companies out there that are incorporating these trends but the ones mentioned are the most well-known and ones that we've actually worked with and sell. Check out their sites for more info!
Til Next Time,