There used to be a time when granite was the only word you’d hear from home owners fantasizing about their dream kitchens and quartz countertops weren’t even a thing. 

With their classic elegance and good resale value, it’s no wonder granite countertops have reigned at the top of home design wish lists. Until now. Turns out, more designers are turning to another material for kitchen counters: quartz.

In their most recent trends report, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) cites popularity with quartz as on the rise, particularly within the last five years, while interest in granite has declined.

More than 450 designers participated in the organization’s 2016 Design Trends Survey, which has been tracking trends in kitchen and bath design every year since 2010.

In 2010, 73% of responding members reported using quartz in their kitchen projects. By 2015, that number rose 16 points to 89%, with 67% expecting to do more projects involving quartz in 2016.

On the other hand, homeowners themselves reported favoring granite countertops with 41% choosing the material for their kitchen renovation projects in 2016, according to Statista, one of the Internet’s leading statistics companies. Quartz, however, wasn’t far behind at 40%.

So what is it that makes quartz so appealing? Click on the Link from ElleDecor.com to learn more.

Quartz Countertops More Popular than Granite