Today, compared to twenty years ago, the spaces in a home are more fluid and they communicate with each other. The food preparation area is often an integral part of the living space; it is no longer enclosed in a separate room. For this reason, more attention is given to the design of kitchen furnishings as elements to be seen and which give value to the home. If we add an increasingly widespread interest in the world of cooking, it is clear that the choice of materials for the kitchen area is not secondary. The materials most used to cover work surfaces- and any islands and peninsulas - are mainly: marble, stone, quartz and porcelain stoneware . In this article we will focus in particular on the latter two.