With 2022 coming to an end, it’s time to consider turning over a new leaf, which could mean a kitchen countertop overhaul is in order! When considering updating your kitchen countertops there are a variety of materials available, including quartz countertops, quartzite, marble, butcher block, terrazzo, soapstone, stainless steel, and granite countertops. There is so much to consider when remodeling your kitchen, so let Quest Interiors help you identify the 2023 trends in kitchen countertop materials, along with the pros and cons of each.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are incredibly durable and easy to clean, however, they can be costly to install. Quartz can't be beat for the best everyday scratch- and stain-resistant countertop!

Quartzite Countertops

Quartzite countertops are similar to quartz countertops but consist of a mix between quartz, sandstone, and granite. They are slightly more porous than quartz countertops and require regular maintenance.

Marble Countertops

Marble countertops provide a luxurious look that has been popular for centuries. Marble is known for its unique veining patterns that make each countertop one-of-a-kind. It's also naturally cool so it’s perfect for rolling dough or preparing pastries. It is important to note that marble countertops must be regularly sealed to protect them from stains and scratches.

Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher block countertops are a timeless classic material for countertops. They provide a rustic charm to any kitchen and the ability to chop directly on the countertop surface. They are relatively soft compared to other countertop materials, however, which makes them more prone to staining and scratching.

Terrazzo Countertops

Terrazzo countertops have become increasingly popular due to their unique patterns and colors that can be made with different chips of marble or glass. These countertops require very little maintenance but can be expensive depending on the type of chips used in the terrazzo mix.

Soapstone Countertops

Soapstone countertops have been popular for centuries thanks to their nonporous nature and chemical-resistant qualities. They are relatively easy to clean and maintain. Due to their unique composition, soapstone countertops can be difficult to repair if they become damaged.

Stainless Steel Countertops

Stainless steel countertops provide a sleek and modern look that is becoming increasingly popular for 2023. They are resistant to rust, heat, and stains, making them perfect for busy chefs who need countertops that can take a beating. However, stainless steel countertops do require some maintenance to keep them looking their best.

Granite Countertops

Finally, granite countertops have been the standard countertop material for decades thanks to their durability and classic beauty. Granite countertops come in a variety of colors and patterns and are perfect for those looking for an elegant countertop option. Like marble countertops, granite countertops must be sealed regularly to avoid staining and scratching.

Choose Quest Interiors for Your Kitchen Countertop

No matter what countertop material you choose, Quest Interiors is sure to have one that fits your style and budget for 2023. We want your kitchen countertop selection and installation to be smooth. Quest Interiors can top off your counters with a beautiful material of your choice. Let us help make your countertop renovation hassle-free! Visit our showroom and speak to a design consultant for your free estimate today.