This year more than ever, people are looking forward to a fresh start. If you are making plans for a 2021 home renovation, it can be helpful to look back to see what the natural stone countertop trends were for 2020. These beautiful, low-maintenance natural stone counters will be sure to continue into 2021.
2020 Natural Stone Trends
When selecting natural stone countertops, you have many choices: granite, marble, soapstone, travertine, and quartzite. Each of these remained popular choices for kitchen renovations in 2020. One option that highly mimics natural stones but is an engineered surface took the world by storm — quartz.
Quartz continues to grow in popularity for countertops because it offers the beautiful look of natural stone while being resilient and hassle-free. With quartz, there is no sealing or resealing to protect easily stainable or scratched surfaces, and it is non-porous, which means you don't need to worry as much about bacteria. With a sponge or paper towel, mild liquid dish soap, and water, you can keep your quartz countertops as beautiful as the day they were installed. As you plan your kitchen remodel for 2021, it's worth keeping this natural stone look-alike in the forefront of your mind.
Popular Quartz Countertop Designs
Quartz is a versatile and consistent option that offers the design trends you love with the hassle-free maintenance life demands.
Long Live Neutral Quartz
In 2020, quartz mimicking granite with neutral tones and flecks stole the show. These countertops often feature a white, cream, or off-white base with different gray, green, or tan mixed hues. Neutral tones allow your countertops to accent your dream kitchen with subtle beauty. View our Eco and Revive Series for neutral quartz inspiration.
If you love the look of marble, but your kitchen is buzzing with family making it less practical, quartz offers some near visual identical alternatives. With a variety of colors and veining styles available, you can have the marble-looking counters of your dreams at a more affordable price, along with the more realistic durability needed for your family. At Francini, we offer two marble-inspired quartz collections with new arrivals coming soon!
Go for Gray Quartz
With the emerging popularity of the industrial look for kitchen countertops, concrete has become increasingly popular, although it is not a natural stone. Similar to natural stone surfaces, concrete needs to be resealed to avoid staining and cracking over time. If you long for the look of concrete, consider Boulevard Matte from our Natural Series of LUCASTONE™ Quartz. This gray surface has the look of concrete with the beauty of quartz. With subtle dark gray flecks, this look is modern and beautiful.
Honed and Ready Quartz
Traditionally, quartz countertops are polished to have a shiny or glossy appearance. However, in 2020 a more natural stone or matte finish gained traction. Honed quartz counters offer no less of a finished look to your kitchen remodel while providing a unique look.
Get the Perfect Quartz for your 2021 Remodel at Francini Inc.
If you plan to redo your kitchen in 2021, consider the natural stone-inspired look of LUCASTONE™ Quartz for your new countertops. At Francini, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality natural and engineered stone surfaces. Offering virtual tours and live inventory, you can visit our showroom and explore our different options from the comfort of your home!
With a history of top-quality customer service, we look forward to serving you at one of our eight locations: Boise, ID, Sun Valley, CA, Indio, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, Kernersville, NC, Raleigh, NC, Wilmington, NC, and Denver, CO.