It’s a new year and that means you’ve got a new list of goals and projects, right? Maybe you’ve got some home improvement projects on tap. If a kitchen remodel is on your list, you’ve come to the right place to learn all about Stone Quest’s services and the latest trends in countertops for 2018.
First, natural marbles are always a hit – providing an elegant and bright look for your kitchen. However, the stone can be porous, absorbent, and easily stained, and the prospect of stained countertops has scared some people off. But there’s good news, new penetrating sealers prevent staining by creating a protective barrier over the stone.
Another popular stone for countertops is man-made quartz. These surfaces – made of ground quartz, resin, polymers, and pigments – are durable, glossy, and non-porous. They’re stain and crack resistant without sealing. Quartz comes in a wide range of colors and is easy to clean with soap and water. It’s offered by several brands and sold as Caesarstone, Silestone, Zodiaq, and Cambria – that are all available at Stone Quest.
Porcelain surfaces, manufactured from clay, have become one of the hottest trends in countertops for 2018. When produced, the porcelain slabs are coated with glaze and fired to create beautiful, durable counters. They’re available in a variety of colors and patterns. The Rex line from Florim can replicate certain stones and some examples are on display at the Stone Quest warehouse. Porcelain is stronger than granite, durable and even lightweight. No sealing is required and cleanup is easy with soap and water.
Imagine what you want your dream kitchen to look like. Will you go dark or light? Will you go with a tried-and-true surface like marble or explore a newer countertop trend like porcelain? These are the countertop trends for 2018 – which will you choose? Whatever you decide, the good people at Stone Quest can provide reliable information and deliver sharp-looking, durable surfaces that will ensure your kitchen is on point for 2018.