By – Jenn Zschunke (JZschunke@MossBuildingandDesign.com)
Our MOSS team has noticed a new trend in kitchen and bathroom countertop materials. For many years, clients have turned to countertop materials including, granite, slate, wood, laminate, and others. But the materials being chosen lately reflect new developments in the field of countertops, with clients choosing materials that are longer-lasting, easier to keep clean, and more “green."
Dekton Worktops in your Kitchen Remodel
Dekton, which is produced by Cosentino, is a manmade material made by combining raw materials in a way that highlights the durability of processed materials and yet mimics the look and feel of natural ones. Using Dekton, there are no seams or cuts upon installation and it has a completely uniform surface. Among its many positives, it is highly UV resistant, so there is no fading, and there is zero water absorption. Because of its ability to be a non-fading surface, Dekton can also be used outdoors. It comes in a variety of colors for clients to choose from as well.
Cambria Countertops for your Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel
Another popular countertop choice of late is Cambria. A natural stone responsibly mined mainly in North America, Cambria surfaces are 93% quartz. Therefore, it is more durable and less likely to be porous, making it a very positive option for safe food preparation. Cambria’s styles vary, as it is a natural stone, from light to dark – our clients can choose to showcase their countertops beautifully if they choose Cambria. Finally, Cambria is extremely easy to keep clean by using a soft cloth and warm water. No sealing or chemicals are required to maintain its look and feel.
Soapstone has been a choice for homeowners for many years. It is a durable, natural stone that comes in a variety of styles and colors. While many other natural stones have a smooth finish, Soapstone is available in both smooth and rougher finishes, depending on the clients’ aesthetics. Found mainly in Brazil, Soapstone is comparable in cost to other natural stones. Unlike other stones, however, Soapstone does not need to be cleaned with special cleaners and is very non-porous. Over time, Soapstone darkens in color – which can be appealing to a homeowner designing their kitchen.
In any kitchen or bathroom remodel, choosing the countertop style, material and design is a large part of the decision making process. At MOSS, our Customer Care Managers work with our clients and assist with their selections to ensure our clients will get the kitchen design they have always wanted.