A countertop is the heart of your cooking space and choosing the right material, design and finish does matter when renovating a kitchen. In this article, we have compiled some of the best 2019 trends for porcelain and quartz worktops to give you an idea for styling your kitchen. These trends emphasize more on material and colour choices.
While granite has dominated the countertop world for years, homeowners who want something more durable, strong and better looking, quartz is the answer. In addition to having the same or more strength, quartz worktops and non-porous. This means that they are impervious to liquids and therefore do not stain. Similarly, quartz stone is not reactive to acidic foods when compared to a marble worktop.
Also, quartz worktops are highly resistant to bacteria. In contrast, there is always minimal chance that the same might start breeding as water seeps into the granite worktops or marble due their porous nature.
Another advantage of choosing quartz for your worktops is that the slabs come in set sizes, allowing you to plan your designs in advance. In the same way, by knowing what the pattern of your stone will be, you can organize your creations.
Equally, stone suppliers and fabricators find it easier to work with materials such as quartz. As you may imagine, the stability and flexural strength on of these man-made materials ensure the final products are easy to make.
Lastly, you can choose quartz in endless patterns, effects, finishes and more. If you wonder how big quartz slabs are, dimensions vary according to the brand. But in most cases, you will be safe to assume a standard dimension of 3000x1400mm. You can also choose Jumbo and Giant slabs which reach dimensions of up to 3300x1650mm. You will find this format ideal if you are creating a kitchen island or focal wall.
Without further ado, let’s find out what’s going to be in trend.
Here are some of the popular quartz countertop designs that are trending:
One of the popular patterns are worktops featuring realistic marble veining. Silestone Calacatta Gold is a good example of vein patterned countertops. It boasts dominant white and grey and golden veins spread across the pure white surface. Its careful construction and patterns in shades of grey give a classic appeal to the kitchen decor. Coupled with the extreme resistance of quartz, you can have the best of both worlds. Even Silestone Brooklyn is a perfect worktop material with similar characteristics. These countertops are ideal for both traditional and modern homes. Many homeowners are increasingly using the off-cuts of the kitchen to decorate the pantry and utility rooms with these. If you are thinking of giving a makeover to the whole of the rear extension, this may be a cost effective way to create bespoke and matching interiors.
People nowadays are giving preference to soft, neutral tones for stylish and contemporary kitchen decor. The neutral colours and tones are making its way into the urban homes. You can even experiment with these subtle tones to maintain minimalist and neutral style.
Splashbacks are fun when it comes to decorating kitchens with new styles and trends. You can choose the basic subways tiles. These can be used on larger slabs with various patterns moving across the entire slab.
Moreover, the colour choices for these worktop materials are endless. Lastly, matching worktops and splashbacks is another great way to complete your design in cost effective yet beautiful manner.