• Lorey Cavanaugh

Quartz Countertops Surpass Natural Stone in Popularity

White Quartz countertops mimic the look of traditional Marble countertops.

Quartz countertops have by far become one of the most popular countertop choices over the last few years. In fact, a recent Houzz study revealed that 48% of renovating homeowners chose quartz countertops for their kitchen, pulling ahead of the 43% who chose natural stone countertops. Quartz has become increasingly popular due to a variety reasons, outlined below:

1. Durability

Since Quartz is an engineered product, it is extremely durable. Quartz countertops are non-porous making them resistant to stains without any sealing necessary. Since countertops are such a large investment, this peace of mind is desired by homeowners.

Quartz countertops are resistant to stains and easily wipe clean.

2. Style/Trends

The simple white and grey look is trending in countertops, and quartz is able to provide that. Quartz coordinates with the light and bright feel that homeowners are requesting these days.

3. Affordability

Quartz countertops are more expensive than basic laminate options. However if you are looking for a more high-end look, quartz can be significantly less than natural stone products like marble or soapstone, yet they provide a similar look.

4. Options/Versatility

There are many different Quartz manufacturers, all offering different looks. Quartz can come in virtually any color you wish; we have even designed a kitchen with bright red Quartz countertops! Quartz is suitable for both kitchens and bathrooms, as well as auxiliary spaces like a desk top, laundry room or wet bar area.

Color Quartz countertops in Red Jewel provide a vibrant splash of color to this sleek white kitchen.

5. Alternative to Marble

One of the biggest reasons Quartz is so popular is because it is a wise alternative to Marble countertops. It can be manufactured to look nearly identical, yet it is more affordable and much more durable, especially in areas prone to spills like the kitchen.

Quartz is an appropriate choice for the bathroom as well since it is more resistant to water than natural stone surfaces.


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