No matter how wonderfully inviting and comfortable your home may be, the kitchen seems to be the room where everyone tends to congregate. Countertops are integral to the kitchen and you will want to keep up on the most recent countertop trends. From quartz to granite to marble, this large surface can determine how the room looks and feels.

In this article, Nick Stambaugh, owner of Midwest Marble & Granite, shares his top 5 picks for stone countertops in 2021. They are listed in no particular order.

Top 5 Stone Countertop Picks

1. River White Granite

River White is quarried from bedrock in India. River White granite from India has low variations in its white and gray veining with small deep burgundy flecks. River white is a durable granite that is recommended for interior and exterior projects and is available in both tiles and slabs.

River White Granite

“River white is a natural granite that has been one of the top countertop contenders in Kansas City for years and continues to be a “timeless” choice homeowners. River White is something that can make your home feel like a home again. With a splash of paint in the room and this countertop, your kitchen will be transformed into a masterpiece,” Nick Stambaugh.

2. S F Real Granite

S F Real is a dramatic white-and-black granite from Brazil. Black and grey veins contrast sharply with a porcelain white background, making this an exceptional choice for granite countertops in a multitude of different design schemes. S F Real can also make a bold statement as a flooring material or as a wall or backsplash, indoors or out.

S F Real Granite

“SF Real is a cheap alternative to expensive Quartz. SF Real fits in almost any budget. The overall color of this material gives you a similar look without the price tag of an expensive plain white Quartz,” Nick Stambaugh.

3. Silver Cloud Granite

Finely-grained jet, sterling, and fog grey swirl through ivory, alabaster, and white in this refined and sophisticated granite. Silver Cloud is suitable for granite countertops, floors, walls, and backsplashes. This durable material can be used in interior and exterior installations and in both homes and business settings.

Silver Cloud Granite Countertops

“Silver cloud has a smooth flowing pattern that graciously moves through your kitchen with poise and class,” Nick Stambaugh.

4. Calacatta Classique Quartz

Exquisite and unique, Calacatta Classique Quartz stuns with its clean whites and striking through-body veining. Perfect for creating show-stopping white quartz countertops and waterfall islands in kitchens, backsplashes, showers and floors in both residential and commercial environments, this lovely neutral quartz won’t let you down.

Calacatta Classique Quartz

“Calacatta Classique is a material that has commanding veins and characters that will demand attention. Your countertop will be the focal point of any conversation while entertaining a crowd. The white base color with brown hinted gray veins makes this material timeless,” Nick Stambaugh.

5. Carrara Morro Quartz

With an understated elegance, nothing says luxury like this creamy white quartz. Choose Carrara Morro Quartz for fresh looking white quartz countertops, backsplashes, accent walls, or floors in both residential and commercial settings.


“This material is a timeless choice with the ability to transform any kitchen into a work of art, without spending a lot of money to refinish every component in your kitchen,” Nick Stambaugh.

In Conclusion

Granite remains as one of the most popular countertop choices among homeowners going into 2021. For aesthetic appeal, texture, durability, and value over a long period of time, granite is an obvious choice.

Quartz has risen to popularity in recent years and remains one of the most popular material choices amongst homeowners. Quartz countertops are highly desirable because of their appearance and durability. Homeowners especially love quartz because it is non-porous. As a result, liquid and stains cannot penetrate the surface.

If you have questions about any of the stone countertop choices mentioned above, give us a call at 913-486-2247 or set-up an in-home design consultation!