15 Kitchen Counter Top Trends

Personal taste is front and center in current decorating trends according to a recent survey conducted by Houzz and your next kitchen counter top is no exception!

With so many counter top choices today, staying informed can be a challenge. Choosing what’s right for you can not be merely based on looks but should complement the activity of your family needs and of course your budget.

Finding the right kitchen counter top that suits your needs best can be made easily with a little information on the following 15 popular kitchen counter tops trending today.

Urban Classic Soapstone Counter Top by RoomZaar
Urban Classic Soapstone Counter Top by RoomZaar

Soapstone Kitchen Counters are known for their resistance to stains, chemicals and bacteria; a durable choice for the kitchen but also more expensive at $80-$100 per square foot installed.

Granite Kitchen by Chicago Kitchen Granite
Granite Kitchen by Chicago Kitchen Granite

Granite Kitchen Counters are a popular natural stone that offers durability, character, uniqueness, color options and finishes but must be sealed properly. Exotic slabs will drive up price but can cost as low as $50 per square foot installed.

Copper & Stainless Steel Kitchen by Zeo Interiors
Copper & Stainless Steel Kitchen by Zeo Interiors

Copper Kitchen Counters are easy to clean and maintain but its surface will react to different substances, creating a blend of matte reds, browns and greens. A minimum of $100 per square foot is worth it [according to Houzz].

Caesar Stone Quartz Kitchen by Female Ways, HGTV

Caesar Stone Quartz Kitchen by Female Ways, HGTV

Engineered Quartz Kitchen Counters are a great choice for customization since they come in almost every shade by combining ground quartz, resin and pigments for a tough, nonporous material. Eco-friendly makes it a great choice for green homes, costs can range from $95 to $105 per square foot.

Tile Kitchen by Pink Kitchen Design
Tile Kitchen by Pink Kitchen Design

Ceramic or Stone Kitchen Counters are incredibly durable and fit the DIY counter top options but choose your grout carefully to keep maintenance low. Starting at $30 per square foot installed.

Bio-Glass Countertop by Homeiq
Bio-Glass Countertop by Homeiq

Salvaged Wood, Bamboo to Bio-Glass are eco-friendly choices that are offered in a wide variety of material styles and cost.

Zinc Kitchen by Kemp Hall Studio
Zinc Kitchen by Kemp Hall Studio

Zinc Kitchen Counters darkens with time giving it a nice patina. A warm metal that has been popular for centuries, its antimicrobial properties make it a smart choice for a cooking space. Offered at $100 and up per square foot, installed.

Recycled Paper-Based Counter Top by Richlite
Recycled Paper-Based Counter Top by Richlite

Recycled Paper-Based Kitchen Counters are eco-friendly surfaces that have durability, when blended with resin and pigments has the look and feel of soapstone. At $40 to $80 per square foot installed its a fraction of the cost.

Beveled Edge Plastic Laminate Counter Top
Beveled Edge Plastic Laminate Counter Top

Plastic Laminate Kitchen Counters still have a serious fan base. The wide range of customizable edges and finishes can work with any style. Not the most durable of counter tops its affordable price makes it a popular choice at $8 to $20 per square foot installed.

Recycled Glass & Cement  Counter Top by IceStone
Recycled Glass & Cement Counter Top by IceStone

Recycled Glass and Cement Kitchen Counters offer a unique combination of glass and cement that brings uniqueness, durability and eco-friendliness to this choice. On the expensive side ranging from $100 to $160 per square foot installed.

White Marble Counter Top by Hans Schuon
White Marble Counter Top by Hans Schuon

Marble Kitchen Counters offer a classic look that always in style and a rich patina that develops with use. Although durable, it is a softer stone than granite and can scratch or stain easily. The cost typically ranges from $70 to $100 per square foot installed.

Polished Concrete Counter Top by Modern Concrete Design
Polished Concrete Counter Top by Modern Concrete Design

Concrete Kitchen Counters are custom oriented with the choice of different pigments, stains and dyes in creating color and visual texture. Must seal this investment which ranges from $100 to $150 per square foot installed.

Stainless-Steel Counter Top from StyleHouseRealty
Stainless-Steel Counter Top from StyleHouseRealty

Stainless Steel Kitchen Counters are loved by professional chefs because of its non-staining, heat-resistant and easy to clean qualities. Fingerprints and scratching will stand out but its a great choice for the serious chef. Price will range from $80 to $90 per square foot installed.

Solid Surface Counter Top by Hanex
Solid Surface Counter Top by Hanex

Solid-Surface Kitchen Counters have the ability to emulate just about any other surface, making it hard to tell if it is stone, wood or plastic without the maintenance or damage risk. Prices range from $50 to $100 per square foot installed.

Red Oak Wood Counter Top by Vizimac
Red Oak Wood Counter Top by Vizimac

Wood Kitchen Counters make for a beautiful, warm and long-lasting counter top with the use of a high-quality wood and the right sealer. Price typically range from $30 to $85 per square foot for materials only.

Choosing the right counter top can be made easy when you consider the types of activities that take place in your kitchen, your season of life and personal preferences!

Source Reference: Houzz

 

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2 thoughts on “15 Kitchen Counter Top Trends

  1. Although all of these are nice, I have to say “Copper and Stainless Steel by Zeo Industries” is exquisite. Is this more expensive than the others (it’s worth it)?

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