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Volume 13 Number 9

COUNTERTOP TRENDS The variety of countertops available seems to be ever- changing. If you’re in the market for a countertop upgrade, here are three popular materials and finishes that are currently trending. Quartz. Introduced as an alternative to granite, which comes with a bit of maintenance, quartz has the beauty of natural stone with the durability of a manmade product. And while this non-porous material has been around for awhile – all signs show it isn’t going anywhere. Leathered. A finish rather than a material, leathered countertops can be granite, marble and quartz. The finish gives a soft sheen, but is much more matte than a polished countertop. It also has a texture that hides fingerprints and spots extremely well.

Recycled glass. Just as in other areas of home construction, many homeowners consider sustainability as an important factor when choosing a countertop. And while there are multiple countertop options that are easier on the environment, recycled glass is near the top of the wanted list because of its durability and appearance. Made from small pieces of broken glass and held together with a resin, recycled glass counters have the look of natural stone – with a twist.

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