NEW HOUSING TRENDS 2015: Countertops aren’t what they used to be. #Stainless Steel. If commercial #kitchens use it, you know it’s going to be tough and stand the test of time—and be easy to clean. See more on our House Plans Blog http://houseplansblog.dongardner.com/new-housing-trends-2015-countertops-arent-used/
Stainless steel countertops come in a range of finishes, including brushed, polished, quilted and hammered (shown). Textured styles can add dimension and mask fingerprints. Photo courtesy of Brooks Custom
Countertops: Stainless steel, quartz, Corian and laminates are four good choices that don't have grout to scrub and never require sealing. Choose durable surfaces: Glossy quartz-surfacing countertops mimic the look of natural stone but are much easier to maintain. A simple edge profile will also help to reduce costs. Granite is an all-time favorite for its ease of care even if it does need occasional sealing.