2017 DESIGN TREND: WHITE CABINET DOORS & CALACATTA QUARTZ COUNTERTOP
There is a current obsession when customers ask for a new kitchen design: white wood cabinet doors (either high gloss acrylic or maple painted wood doors) and calacatta quartz countertop.
Yes! White kitchens are in! A classic black and white kitchen never goes out of style, but currently, it is taking over the trend of the stark white kitchen. White shaker cabinets and a painted black island are a beautiful contrast. Homeowners are completing the look with granite, quartz, quartzite or wood countertops. Now, 8 out of 10 customers, definitely choose calacatta quartz countertop for their dream kitchen design.
Quartz is still on top! During the past decade, though, natural stone surfaces have landed in ever more kitchens: granite, marble, soapstone and even concrete. But now there’s a new countertop contender on the design scene: engineered quartz. Although some quartz countertops are actually made of quarried slabs of the natural stone, the new engineered material is actually created through a manufacturing process that mixes approximately 95 percent ground natural quartz with 5 percent polymer resins. The result is a super-hard, low-maintenance, natural stone-look countertop available in a dazzling array of colors. And for many of the homeowners choosing quartz, those virtually unlimited color options are what sold them.
Quartz countertops are so durable that most manufacturers offer a warranty, something you won’t find with, say, granite. And quartz isn’t porous like other stone surfaces, so these countertops are much more sanitary in a home kitchen. You can keep them 99.9 percent bacteria-free.
With low maintenance, high durability and endless color choices, engineered quartz offers a tempting alternative to natural stone countertops.