The most popular countertop material for 2018 is engineered quartz surpassing natural stone materials (48 percent to 43 percent), according to Houzz. Only 30 percent of homeowners opted for new granite counters in 2018. The survey concluded that white counters were the choice of 31 percent of homeowners, up from 27 percent the previous year.
The eased edge, the most used edge style, is a soft square that eliminates that hard, sharp edge typically seen on laminate countertops. This style complements modern & transitional designs with its simplistic, easy-to-clean look.
The waterfall-edge, which extends the island counter down the sides to the floor, has become very popular and is anticipated to remain popular in the next three years. This look can be applied to one or both ends of a rectangular island as well as the end of a perimeter countertops.