3 Hot Gilbert Countertop Trends and NOT What You’re Expecting

3 Hot Gilbert Countertop Trends and NOT What You’re Expecting

Of course, everyone in Gilbert, AZ knows that granite is the ‘go-to’ countertop material for families of all sizes. It’s durable, long lasting, and most importantly, easy to clean. It’s no wonder that Gilbert homeowners have been keeping the professionals at Capital Mark Granite and Cabinets incredibly busy with granite countertop installs – you just can’t beat granite…or can you?


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While Gilbert homeowners tend to gravitate to granite as their material of choice for countertops, there are some other options out there that are making some ripples in the kitchen remodel industry.


1. Quartz – Quartz is easily the most popular alternative to granite for countertop materials here in Gilbert. Quartz is reliable and durable, and comes in a variety of colors similar to granite. Quartz comes in a bit more glossy finish, which many Gilbert residents either love or hate. If you are on the love side of the spectrum, quartz allows for easy cleaning and doesn’t require sealing and/or resealing. While quartz is not as resilient to heat as granite, quartz does get the job done and is a great alternative to granite countertops.


2. Soapstone – Another popular alternative that is slowly creeping up the ranks in the kitchen countertop industry is soapstone, a heat resistant, stain-free material that is smooth and seamless. Soapstone also comes in a variety of colors and patterns to match just about any home.


3. Glass – You’re probably thinking that I’m joking with the reference to glass countertops, but, in fact, glass is a hugely popular countertop material in many parts of the nation. Glass countertops can be made from recycled glass, which is quite popular with all of our environmentally conscious Gilbert residents. Glass countertops are absolutely beautiful, and make quote a statement in the kitchen. They are quite heat resistant and do not stain easily, and because they are porous they are extremely hygienic. The big downside to glass, which impacts many Gilbert homeowners, is how easily they can crack or chip, and how undoubtedly they will end up covered in little fingerprints.


Overall, the professionals at Capital Mark still believe that granite countertops are the best way to go for your Gilbert kitchen, but you have to determine it for yourself. Feel free to stop by our Gilbert kitchen showroom, where we have a variety of granite countertops with custom edges.