Countertop Trends for 2024

When it comes to home décor trends, the first room that comes to mind for C&C Stoneworks is the kitchen. The kitchen is the most used room in your home, and it deserves to have an updated look. Countertops are a fundamental part of any modern kitchen, and they have a major impact on the aesthetics and functionality of your kitchen. 2024 brings contemporary trends in design and style, and in this blog post we are going to explore the latest countertop trends for 2024.

Revealing Countertop Trends


Quartz countertops have been in style for years, and that will be the same in 2024 as they are not fading away anytime soon. Quartz is non-porous and durable which makes it one of the most chosen choices for countertops. Quartz countertops are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, making it easy to customize your countertops with your preferences. Quartz is also low-maintenance, and it can withstand stains, and scratches.

Bold Patterns and Colors

2024 is going to be the year of bold patterns and color. Traditional colors such as white, gray, and black are nice, but bolder choices will take center stage this year. Deep blue, dark green and even small pops of pinks and yellows can add vibrancy to your kitchen. People are always looking for new and unusual ways to express themselves, and bold countertops with pops of vibrant colors can make a profound statement.

Waterfall Countertops

Waterfall countertops will continue to gain popularity this year. Waterfall countertops cascade down the side of an island or a wall. A waterfall countertop adds a touch of sophistication to any kitchen. Choose marble or quartz to enhance the coziness of your home.

Leathered and Honed Finishes

Countertops with a polished finish have been around for a long time but watch out 2024 where leathered and honed finishes will be the new trend. A leathered finish gives countertops a matte appearance which is more rustic look. The honed finish removes the shiny surface, making it ideal for homeowners who are seeking a natural look.

Mixed Materials

A combination of materials on countertops is also becoming increasingly popular. Mixing marble, granite, or quartz with wood, metal, or concrete can add a unique touch to your kitchen. Mixed-material countertops can be sleek and aesthetically pleasing while providing functionality and durability.

Pops of Color

All white kitchens have always had widespread appeal, but homeowners are now craving more vibrancy and texture in their living spaces and that is extending to their kitchen countertops. Picture a striking granite countertop paired with unconventional colors, like a bold blue backsplash or vibrant green cabinet doors.

More Countertop Trends

Apart from the unique and exciting trends noted above, here are two additional design elements to look for in 2024:

  • Integrated sinks: Integrated sinks provide a seamless and modern look to your kitchen, and they make cleaning up easier by eliminating the gap between the countertop and sink.
  • Curved edges: Straight lines are out, and curved edges are in. Curved edges add a soft and elegant touch to any kitchen so expect to see more rounded and curved edges on countertops in 2024.

No matter how you feel about any of the above-mentioned trends, it is essential to choose countertops that reflect your personal preferences and style. C&C Stoneworks reminds homeowners to prioritize functionality and durability when selecting countertops for their home’s kitchen.

2024 will bring a mix of old and current trends, with bold colors, unique materials, and innovative designs. Whether you are looking for a complete kitchen renovation or just a simple countertop upgrade, incorporating one of these countertop trends into your design can transform your kitchen into a more modern and functional space.

At C&C Stoneworks we offer a wide selection of high-quality countertops in granite, marble, quartz, and more. Our experienced team can help you choose the perfect countertop that fits your style and budget. Contact us today to start your kitchen renovation journey, 252-902-5535.

Quartz: What You Should Know

Last month we featured what everyone should know about marble when choosing to use it in their home – this month its quartz’s turn! 

Quartz Isn’t 100% Natural Stone
You may have read that and got a bad taste in your mouth. However, the fact that quartz isn’t a natural stone isn’t a bad thing! Quartz is an engineered material created with approximately 95% ground natural quartz and 5% polymer resins. The resins help make this countertop material stain and scratch resistant – and non-porous, so they never have to be sealed. Although they are engineered, they come in many different patterns, colors, and finishes making them almost indistinguishable from natural stones like granite and marble. Therefore, quartz can suit every style and design – from streamlined modern and relaxed farmhouse to earthy and traditional.


Great Option For People Who Want Low Maintenance Countertops
A common request we hear is for a white stone that has the look of marble but without the amount of maintenance. Quartz is a great option for this! Made from one of the hardest materials on earth, quartz is one of the most durable options for kitchen countertop. As we mentioned before, unlike granite or marble, its non-porous surface means it never has to be sealed. Surface stains can often simply be removed with a gentle cleaner and the only daily upkeep needed is a quick wipe down with soapy water! Quartz is also antimicrobial because the polymer resins block odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew from penetrating the surface!


There Are A Few Things Quartz Can’t Handle
Quartz countertops are only heat and scorch resistant up to a certain point. A sudden change in countertop temperature or sustained heat from a hot pot or pan can crack the surface. To stay on the safe side, be sure to always use a hot pad. It is also not recommended to use quartz for outdoor projects as the sun can cause the colors to fade and the countertop to warp over time.


Where You Buy Quartz Matters
You may be tempted to go to a big box retailer or home improvement store to pick out your quartz countertop. But, by doing this, you are significantly limiting your options as they usually have a much smaller selection to choose from. And, odds are you will get a less-skilled contractor handling the installation. Instead, visit C and C Stoneworks in Greenville, NC! You will have the opportunity to see many whole slabs of quartz and won’t have to make a decision based off of a small sample. You will also have the guarantee of an experienced stone countertop fabricator and installer. Since we’ve been in business for many years and have completed countless projects, we can even show you our work to help you make a decision that is perfect for your home’s countertops!


If you’re in eastern North Carolina and are considering quartz countertops, contact C and C Stoneworks today!