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Stone Countertop Trends in 2016

The kitchen is one room in your home that you can guarantee will get foot traffic. It’s the perfect place to enjoy delicious meals with the family and entertain guests. It only makes sense that you’d want one of the most central rooms in your house looking sharp. An important part of updating or remodeling your kitchen is selecting what type of countertops to install. We realize this can be a challenging task for many homeowners, so we want to help. See the 2016 kitchen countertop trends and get up-to-speed with the latest materials, styles, colors and designs.

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Natural Stone

Natural stones are making their way into kitchens everywhere and they’re gorgeous. Marble, granite, soapstone and slate are a few of the most common kitchen countertop stones that are trending. Of course with any home upgrade, there’s personal preference and pros and cons to take into account before making a decision.

Marble: Marble is specifically being installed to bring polished elegance to kitchens. The surface is smooth and cool which is ideal for baking and rolling dough. The downside is that marble does stain and scratch more easily than granite.

Granite: The only natural stones harder than granite are diamonds, rubies and sapphires. This should tell you how durable and functional granite is in a kitchen. It’s by far one of the most common natural stone countertop materials used amongst homeowners. While it’s not exclusively for high-end kitchens anymore, it’s still pricey.

Soapstone & Slate: Timeless soapstone and slate are beautiful options, but they’re two stones where you’re going to have less colors and designs to choose from. Soapstone is incredibly durable, but still needs some regular care and cleaning to look it's best. Overall, soapstone and slate are both pretty much maintenance free.

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