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Move over, Granite: Quartz is on top

According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), quartz has overtaken granite as the leading countertop material.

In the NKBA 2015 Kitchen & Bath Style Report, members specified these countertops the most in the past year:

Percentage Who Specified in 2014:
1.   Quartz – 88%
2.   Granite – 83%
3.   Tie: Solid surface and Marble – 43%
4.   Laminate – 40%
5.   Butcher block – 35%
6.   Wood (other than butcher block) – 29%
7.   Other stone (not marble or granite) – 26%
8.   Recycled countertops – 22%
9.   Stainless steel – 17%
10. Concrete – 13%
11. Glass – 11%

12. Ceramic or porcelain tile – 6%

Beaverton Kitchen Remodel
3CM Colonial Gold granite was used to bring a natural elegance to this white kitchen.
NW Portland Kitchen Remodel
Best of both worlds. Granite was used on the island with grey quartz on the perimeter.
Granite vs. Quartz
There are definitely two camps when it comes to selecting a countertop material. Some of our clients prefer the organic, natural beauty of granite. The movement and imperfections can create a show-stopping focal point of a kitchen or bathroom. However, some prefer the ease of man-made Quartz.

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