A recently conducted survey by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) revealed “key design trends for 2010” with tile (porcelain, ceramic, glass, mosaic, etc.) as one the most popular options for the kitchen and bath areas.

“The results of the NKBA 2010 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Survey confirmed the continuation of a number of existing trends in the marketplace, but also uncovered others that indicate shifts in the direction that kitchen and bath style will take this year,” the NKBA says.

In the kitchen, ceramic and porcelain tile, as well as natural stone tile, “remain popular kitchen flooring options. For countertops, granite continues to be the most popular option, but quartz will nearly catch up in popularity. For backsplashes, ceramic or porcelain tile and glass will serve as the primary materials,” the survey concluded.

Further, for the bathroom areas, the NKBA survey concluded, “Ceramic and porcelain tile will be the dominant flooring materials in bathrooms this year, while natural stone will continue to prove popular as well. For vanity tops, granite will remain king, with quartz and marble also proving popular options.”

For more information, or to view additional survey results, visit www.nkba.org.