Kitchen Countertop Trends 2014
What’s a quick way to give a kitchen a new look? Changing out the countertops! Switching out an old countertop design for one of the trending new looks and materials for 2014 can give any kitchen a fresh and beautiful updated style.
Home owners might be surprised by how many options they have for countertop materials that will look stunning in kitchen décor for many years to come. No longer are granite and wood the primary options for truly captivating countertop construction and a few of the modern materials may be surprising.
Check out the kitchen countertop trends below, inspired by an informative popular online article, for some of the most exciting new ideas for kitchen renovation.
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A beautifully lustrous natural stone countertop choice trending for 2014 is soapstone. Each slab of soapstone cut right from the quarry has a unique pattern and no two are alike. This guarantees a one-of-a-kind design for your soapstone countertop, which has an appealing soft surface due to this stone’s natural talc. Soapstone countertops are scratch and stain resistance, and can withstand high levels of heat.
Both durable and attractive, quartz countertops are a hot trend for 2014 as an alternative to granite. As a hard non-porous stone, quartz is resistant to stains, scratches, chips and cracks. Polished quartz countertops are engineered (man-made), but usually contain around 90% quarried quartz stone. The look is very glossy and all the benefits of this durable stone keep your counters looking better longer.
Lava Stone Countertops
Yes, home owners can have countertops made from volcanic lava stone! Another very sleek look for new kitchen redecorating, lava stone countertops are available in glossy or matte finishes. This very pricey material makes it a luxury purchase, but lava stone’s non-porous surface is an advantage for strength and long-lasting sheen.
Give the kitchen a modern look with a sustainable material like chic countertops made from recycled glass. Glass countertops (recycled or not) are a popular choice for any kitchen décor. There are many different options of glass counter textures and patterns to choose from. Be careful with glass countertops, though, as they can chip or crack if something heavy is dropped on the surface.
When sealed well, concrete countertops are a very durable and fashionable choice becoming more popular for 2014. Versatile for many different kitchen decorating styles, concrete countertops are manmade so the options for design are almost limitless. One limiting factor to concrete, however, is the weight. Concrete countertops are very heavy and not necessarily the right material for certain shapes and sizes of counters unless the structure is very sturdy and reinforced. Concrete is also porous, so the sealant used is extremely important to keep these beautifully unique counters stain and scratch resistant.
Home owners should think outside the box for new kitchen design with one of these alluring countertop trends for 2014. Call various countertop manufacturers for durability details, as well as pricing and design options. Some materials, like glass and concrete, can be custom made to suit the home owner’s style and vision for enviable new kitchen countertops with exclusive sublime composition.
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