What happened to the good old granite counter top? For many years, granite was the number one choice for kitchen counter tops, but in the last 10 years, less and less of it is being used, to the point that you hardly see any granite tops, especially in European kitchen designs.
The main problem is that granite is simply ‘played out’… People are just tired of it, after using it in kitchens for so many years and it’s not just in the kitchen – you see it everywhere – on the side of city buildings, on the bank’s floor, and even in public bathrooms…
The good news is that there are many great alternatives! The fastest growing segment of the counter top business is quartz – brands like CaesarStone, Silestone (Cosentino), Zodiaq (Dupont) and many others, from around the world are gaining in popularity for years now – they feel like stone but are stronger and maintenance free.
These even fit well counter top scales like this.
Non-granite stones, like marble are being used more, especially with the introduction of new sealers that are making them a bit more practical.