As we settle into 2023, the countertop industry is continuing to evolve and innovate. Customers are looking for high-quality materials that are durable, easy to maintain, and aesthetically pleasing. In this article, we'll explore the latest countertop trends for 2023, including the continued demand for quartz countertops, the rise of quartzite, and the decline of concrete and solid surface countertops.
The Continued Demand for Quartz Countertops
Quartz countertops have been a popular choice for the past decade, and this trend is set to continue in 2023. Quartz is a man-made material that is composed of natural quartz, resin, and pigments. The result is a surface that is durable, scratch-resistant, and non-porous. This means that quartz countertops are easy to maintain, hygienic, and resistant to staining and bacteria growth.
For the past ten years, white and grey quartz has been king. However, we're now seeing a shift towards warmer tones. Colors like Silestone calacatta gold have been top sellers, but now we're seeing more warm tones from brown, tan, and beige. Colors like MSI Calacatta Valentin, Corian Quartz Venetia Cream, and Hanstone Matterhorn have been popular choices for interior designers and customers alike.
The Rise of Quartzite Countertops
Quartzite countertops are becoming increasingly popular in 2023. Quartzite is a natural stone that is formed when sandstone is subjected to extreme heat and pressure. The result is a dense, hard material that is resistant to scratches, heat, and staining. Quartzite countertops have a natural beauty and durability that make them an excellent choice for kitchen countertops.
One of the key advantages of quartzite countertops is that they come in a wide range of colors and patterns. Some of the most popular colors for quartzite countertops include white, grey, beige, and blue. These colors can be complemented with a variety of edge profiles to create a unique and customized look. One of the most popular colors to start 2023 is Taj Mahal Quartzite.
Backsplashes Are Still Tile or Full-Height Natural Stone
While countertop materials are evolving, backsplashes are still primarily made from tile or full-height natural stone that matches the countertop. Tiles can be used to create a wide range of patterns and designs, from classic subway tiles to geometric patterns. Natural stone backsplashes can create a seamless and cohesive look when matched with the countertop.
The Decline of Concrete and Solid Surface Countertops
While quartz and quartzite countertops are on the rise, concrete and solid surface countertops are on the decline. Concrete countertops have been popular for their industrial look, but they require regular maintenance and are prone to cracking and staining. Solid surface countertops, like Corian, are susceptible to scratches, heat damage, and staining.
Summing It Up
The countertop trends for 2023 include a continued demand for quartz countertops, the rise of quartzite, and the decline of concrete and solid surface countertops. Distinctive Kitchen in Columbus Ohio is Ohio's largest and best fabricator, with an indoor slab yard that has all the most popular colors available for viewing. Our friendly designers will be able to assist you in picking out your new countertops, whether you choose quartz, quartzite, or another material.