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Kitchen Countertops Trends for 2022

Planning a kitchen remodel for your home and want to know about trends for kitchen countertops in 2022? There’s never been a better time to invest in a kitchen remodel. With a tight inventory of homes for sale, high home prices and fierce competition, investing in remodeling your home to make it better for you and your family is the way to go.  

Below we are sharing  some of the most recent kitchen countertops trends we have observed when remodeling kitchens and installing new countertops in the Charlotte NC areaKitchen countertops (and kitchen islands) are one of the most important design choice for your kitchen. Choosing a great countertops for your kitchen will impact its style and its overall look. 


Quartz countertops are leading the pack

A few years ago, granite countertops were the top choice for kitchen remodels. While granite countertops are still a popular material for kitchens,  quartz kitchen countertops are by far the most popular type of countertop material for kitchen remodels. Quartz countertops have really come a long way since first introduced to the market. There are  now many style and color variations to choose. Most industry professionals recommend quartz over other types of materials for kitchen countertops. 

It’s easy to understand why quartz countertops are so popular – they can look like marble countertops or granite countertops, but are a harder material, easier to clean and maintained and quite resistant  to everyday use. There are non porous, won’t harbor bacteria and food spills  are easy to clean on quartz kitchen countertops. The only draw back of quartz countertops is that they don’t look quite as natural as granite or marble. If you’d like to know more about quartz countertops for your kitchen, check out our quartz kitchen countertops page. We make and install granite countertops throughout the Charlotte NC area. 


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Quartzite countertops are gaining ground

Behind quartz countertops, quartzite countertops are a top choice among homeowners. Whereas quartz slabs are man-made by binding together natural quartz and resin (93% natural quarts and 7% resin and tint), quartzite are 100% nature-made. Quartzite is made of metamorphosed sandstone that has a high content of quartz. Heat and pressure naturally applied to the sandstone changes it into a very hard and durable material that look fantastic. In terms of durability, quartzite countertops are better than other natural stone in regards to staining and scratching. They are not as maintenance free as quartz countertops and will need sealing. However, quartzite countertops look natural and come in a large variety of hues and colors.

Kitchen Islands as a focal point of interest

Kitchen islands have been in high demand and that trend is not changing in 2022.  Rather than serving just a utilitarian function, kitchen islands are now becoming a discussion piece and central focal point in kitchens. Designing a kitchen island that is a different color or design that the perimeter cabinets has become common in modern kitchens. Contrasting countertops material and cabinet color from the rest of the kitchen brings out kitchen islands and makes them standout rather than blending in. Some favorites we have seen are kitchen islands with blue cabinetry and white top marble that stand out from the rest of the kitchen. Very smart look.

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Waterfall islands

Water islands keep on being popular for 2022. If you are unfamiliar with what a waterfall island is, it’s basically a kitchen island with a 90 degree mitered turn at the edge that extends all the way to the floor. This a contemporary look favored by homeowners who like modern homes and kitchens that looks refined. This look can be achieved with quartz, quartzite, soapstone and some dark granites. Matching the side and top of the kitchen island is important for a continuous look.

Thick-looking countertops

For a more luxurious look, going thick with countertop edges is in. The countertops its is not made thicker per say and it would make it much more expensive and heavier to move around. Rather, the thicker look is achieved by creating an edge profile that is thicker. Countertops are usually around 3 cm thick. The edge profile could 4 to 5 cm giving the illusion of at thick kitchen countertop altogether.  

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If you are planning a kitchen remodel and looking to upgrade your kitchen countertops, visit the Complete Kitchen and Bath Design Studio. We are the local leader in Charlotte in the fabrication and installation of kitchen countertops and kitchen remodeling. 

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