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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Granite and Quartz are still front runners. 

If there is anything new, I am not aware of it. 

 

 

Sep 21, 2021 12:44 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I have been toying with the idea of stained concrete for a good while now, some of the coolest riverfronts have them along with stamped concrete flooring . . . I cook and clean so much that granite is just not practical for me but it still turns heads in our res market. 

Sep 21, 2021 04:11 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
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Granite, Quartz and Quartzite are popular. Laminate has come a long way with more than 200 choices, is used often here as a builder standard. Marble and Corian, not so much any more. 

Sep 21, 2021 03:31 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Quartz and granite here in the mid to high range. Soapstone is sometimes seen in our luxury homes but, buyers tend to gravitate more to quartz. 

Corian cannot tolerate hot pots - shows burns and stains very easily. We see that in our lower end homes here and on the rare occasion, formica.

Sep 21, 2021 07:23 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Granite and quartz are top runners here.

Sep 21, 2021 06:38 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Quartz is the best option in our area.

Sep 21, 2021 02:19 PM
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Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY Haven't seen Corian® in 15 years in anything worth looking at.

In the mid to upper levels it's granite, and the higher the price range the better the quality of the granite.

At the upper most levels, I'm still seeing lots of very good quality granite along with quartz, as well as some marble. However, marble isn't very common.

Formica®? Not unless you're looking at very low income econo-tract housing.

Sep 21, 2021 12:57 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Granite, natural stone. Do not see corian anymore.

Sep 21, 2021 12:11 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Corian is dead. Granite & Quartz still going strong. Do not see any concrete counters any more.

Sep 21, 2021 11:34 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Stylestone has been around for a while as well.  And while Corian might not be popular, it is NOT mid grade, it's a far superior product and more expensive.  It lasts longer, looks new longer and holds up to use much better than granite or quartz 

Sep 21, 2021 11:34 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
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I see a lot of quartz rather than granite or marble.  I prefer quart as it's easy care.

Sep 22, 2021 10:45 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Formica and Corian are in the distant past. Marble not so much! Granite and quartz are the popular tops of the day.

Sep 22, 2021 03:59 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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If you have the money, it opens up much possiblities. For those of us that don't, Corian, granite, ceramic tile will have to do. R.I.P formica agreed Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY 

Sep 21, 2021 03:52 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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We have granite and quartz products at the high end.  Middle range we see tile with extreme low formica.

Sep 21, 2021 03:33 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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we see a lot of marble in bathrooms locally and silestone in kitchens.  But I 100% will always prefer corian for myself personally. Granite remains the most popular and I'd never have it.  A friend who JUST redid her kitchen already has a couple of chips and cracks.  Nope, natural stone just doesn't hold up as well other materials.  

I've also see a couple of glass and stainless steel, not my personal taste, but it was certainly different.

Sep 21, 2021 01:39 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Quartz and granite mostly. Then occasionally wood, crushed glass, tile, cement, bamboo, etc. Reclaimed barn wood is getting more popular also. https://www.amicusgreen.com/store/c16/Countertops_%26_Sheetgoods.html

Sep 21, 2021 01:12 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Marble look Quartz.  Haven't seen ANYTHING else in years.

Sep 22, 2021 08:01 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Granite and Quartz are the ones we see most, but have seen concrete also.   You still see laminite in the lower end condos/townhomes.

Sep 22, 2021 05:36 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I might be "get off my lawn" guy but granite still looks the best to me.

Sep 22, 2021 10:43 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I haven't seen anything new. Quartz is first and granite is still a top contender.

I have seen a few homes with beautiful wood top islands but only a few.

Sep 23, 2021 05:15 PM