Cool Encounters

A closer look at countertops and the materials making their mark in the kitchen

The soft creamy tones incorporated in this countertop from Cambria complement the white cabinets in this kitchen.

Emerald green advanced quartzite was used for the countertops and backsplash in this kitchen.

Cambria countertops come in a variety of color tones and styles; for example, Cambria’s Canterbury quartz was used on this island, which Cambria says has a regal air with a modern feel.

Countertops come in every shape and style depending on the taste of the client and the trade of the company making them. This waterfall countertop by ThinkGlass is no exception as it features a crystal color with a vaga texture.

The Stellar Snow Silestone recycled quartz countertops stand out against the dark espresso cabinetry.

This kitchen includes Brazilian Azul quartzite on the countertops. In addition to being low-maintenance, quartzite comes in a variety of colors and mimics the look of marble, adding elegance to any kitchen.

Countertops come in all sorts of shapes, colors and textures and Cambria countertops are no exception. This island features a waterfall countertop comprised of Cambria’s Torquay quartz.

Unique organization ideas in this kitchen include a nifty storage space just beneath the counter, which allows easy access to dining essentials during meal times.

Wood countertops have only recently made a comeback in the kitchen, and each look varies depending on the homeowner’s taste. This Peruvian walnut wood countertop by Grothouse Lumber, for example, is attached to a natural stone counter.

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