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Quartz Countertops

Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on Earth. Because of its strength and abundance, quartz is a popular and reliable choice for countertops. Quartz countertops are sometimes referred to as “engineered” or “man-made,” but quartz is in fact a natural stone. The amount of natural quartz in a slab depends on the quartz manufacturer & color.

Quartz Countertops Designs & Colors

Quartz countertops come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and tones making them a versatile option for many interior design styles. Quartz countertop colors range from solid, monochromatic hues to boldly patterned designs with intricate movement and veining. Many popular quartz designs showcase neutral or earth tones and reflect the look of granite, marble, or other stones.

Quartz Pros & Cons

With quartz countertops, the pros outweigh the cons.

One of the main benefits of quartz countertops is that they are extremely durable.

Quartz countertops never have to be sealed, unlike natural stone or glass surfaces that require regular maintenance.

Quartz countertops are also nonabsorbent, so they resist staining and don’t harbor harmful bacteria.

Homeowners and designers also turn to quartz for its versatile and beautiful designs, colors, and patterns.

Quartz countertops are scratch resistant, but due to their hardness they may dull a knife that is used directly on the surface.

Like all natural stone countertops, quartz can be damaged by sudden changes in temperature. Potholders and trivets should be used to protect a quartz countertop from anything hot.

Though quartz countertops are not approved for outdoor use, quartz may be used in outdoor kitchens with full overhead coverage from the elements.