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By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Granite no longer reigns. The most popular countertop material remodelers say they’re using is quartz, then followed by granite.

In 2015, 89 percent of National Kitchen and Bath Association members said they used quartz in their kitchen remodeling projects. Meanwhile, granites popularity has been declining over the last four years.

Quartz’ durability is winning over more fans; it’s known as being more resistant to heat and scratches. Plus, the resemblance to marble and its abundant color variations is also making it a more appealing option, says Mandie Maguire, an interior designer and broker associate with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Park Ridge, Ill.

Barbara Nazzaro, owner of A Simply Staged Home in the Boston area, also notes a trend toward more home owners opting for simple “waves” in the quartz countertop design finishes, moving away from the small fleck designs that have dominated.

New Construction White Kitchen Quartz Countertop ~ Medina, OH
Kitchen Update with Gray Quartz Countertops and Tile Backsplash ~ Strongsville
Intermezzo LG Viatera Quartz Colors

Source: Staged & Sold

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This Article Appears Courtesy of Steven Diadoo

Steven Diadoo, Licensed Realtor in MN with BRIDGE REALTY and best-selling author of 'Road to Success' with Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul), Board Member at Bowling for Brains Non-Profit 501(c)3 (Event to benefit the American Brain Tumor Association), licensed Realtor with Bridge Realty, Seen on DIY TV, Create Channel and PBS. For help buying and/or selling a house, please call (952) 270-6141 or Click here.


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