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It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already upon us, but designers have been busily researching and preparing predictions for what will be hot in kitchen design for the New Year. Obviously, two of the biggest considerations when designing a new kitchen are cabinetry and countertops. Here’s what designers are saying about what will be trending for those two key elements in 2018 …

Terrazzo is an ancient material that has been around for centuries. Fifteen-century Venetian construction workers created terrazzo to use when building patios. It was originally made from chips of marble and set in clay.

In the 1950s and 1960s, terrazzo flooring peaked in popularity, and it’s now making a comeback. With terrazzo, only minimal cleaning is necessary because this flooring is non-porous and has no grout joints where dirt often accumulates — a definite advantage.

Cork has quickly become one of the most popular flooring alternatives to traditional hardwood. It first appeared around the late 1800s with homeowners and business owners alike choosing it over other flooring options. To learn more about cork flooring and whether or not it’s right for you, keep reading.

For the past decade, granite has been the creme de la creme in the realm of kitchen counter tops. Is it going to continue to dominate kitchens in 2017? Not necessarily, say designers and consumer advocates like Consumer Reports Magazine.

Your kitchen counter tops not only lend a distinctive look to your kitchen, they also arguably receive the most abuse since they’re used day in and day out for food preparation. Toughness and durability are key, since they need to stand up to chopping, cutting, hot pans, and more. Here are the materials designers say can take the abuse — the materials that will be the most popular kitchen counter tops in 2017 and beyond:

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