Modern Countertops for the Modern Kitchen

Many of today’s homeowners are looking for sophisticated and modern design in their kitchens. They want sleek fixtures and contemporary materials that are durable and easy to maintain. Countertops are a major design element in every kitchen. With a number of options to consider, here are some popular modern trends in countertop materials.

Modern Kitchen CountertopsGranite

Granite has been a favorite countertop material for years because of its durability and heat resistance. There are many varieties to choose from, with colors ranging from very light to black. These natural stone surfaces can be polished or honed. Granite countertops will need to be sealed periodically to keep them stain resistant.


Engineered quartz countertops have gained popularity in the last decade. Quartz is one of the world’s hardest minerals, so it holds up well in kitchens. One of its advantages is that the non-porous surface resists stains and never needs to be sealed. A disadvantage of quartz is that heat can damage it.

Stainless Steel & Copper

Stainless steel countertops are a perfect choice for modern industrial design. It’s a great accent on a kitchen island with an integrated stainless prep sink. Stainless steel will scratch and can acquire small dents over time. Installing stainless over a wood surface will minimize dents. Fingerprints and smudges do show, just like on stainless steel appliances. Frequent wiping and special cleaning products will restore stainless to its brilliant shine. Copper countertops give kitchens a sleek, polished look. Textured, hammered, and colored copper surfaces add visual interest. Sealed copper is durable and maintenance free.

Water Edge

One of the newest design trends in modern kitchen countertops is the waterfall edge. The countertop material wraps vertically down the end of the cabinets or the island, creating a unified appearance. The waterfall edge can also hide the side of an appliance. Quartz lends itself well to this look, but it also works with granite, marble, and wood.

If you have any questions about these countertop materials, don’t hesitate to contact us. We have skilled staff awaiting your call who will appreciate answering your questions.

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