Quartz Is Tops In Countertops

Quartz Is Tops In Countertops

April 05, 2019

Quartz is everywhere these days, just turn on any HGTV show and you will see it featured in many of their kitchen projects….

In fact in this recent blog “6 Top Trends For Kitchen Countertop Design in 2019” https://sebringdesignbuild.com/top-trends-in-kitchen-countertop-design/ by Sebring Design Build, “Quartz is here to stay” is listed as the #1 “Trend” for 2019!
Quartz has inched ahead of granite in popularity for residential kitchen countertops. 

Once upon a time, granite was the first and last word in residential kitchen countertops. When homeowners fantasized about their dream kitchens, there was no doubt that granite countertops would be a part of it. With their timeless elegance and excellent resale value, it’s no wonder that granite ruled. That is, until now. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) there is a new number-one for residential kitchen countertops and that material is quartz. 

Though granite is still an incredibly popular (and excellent) choice for kitchen countertops, many are starting to recognize the appeal of quartz. A manmade surface, quartz is the first surface to give granite a run for its money. Over the past five years or so, more homeowners and designers have begun to realize the benefits of quartz surfaces and there has been a steady increase in the specification of quartz in kitchen and bath projects. 

What is it about quartz that’s so appealing? Here’s what today’s top kitchen and bath designers have to say: 


Quartz, as an example, is made up of 88-percent real quartz (the hardest mineral on earth) which is obtained from company-owned quarries. The high quartz content makes the material exceptionally tough and very durable. It’s also resistant to stains and scratches. And thanks to its durability, quartz surfaces can prove cost-effective in the long run. 

Ease of Maintenance 

Quartz surfaces do not require sealing, oiling or waxing. And because they are non-porous, they’re easier to clean. Bacteria can’t get inside, so it can’t proliferate. 


Quartz comes in a wide range of colors, unlike natural stone, which is limited to the natural process through which it’s formed. Because it’s available in nearly any color of the rainbow and since it can be easily fabricated into virtually any shape or size, quartz countertops can fit practically any style of décor. 

 Beautiful Quartz Island – Diablo looks like natural stone

Looks Like Natural Stone

Quartz Manufacturers produce quartz countertops in everything from solid colors to imitation granite and marble. In fact, some of the most beautiful Quartz choices that we offer look so much like authentic marble that almost no one would suspect it isn’t the real thing.

Quartz surfacing will never leave you wanting for choices and it seems it is here to stay as a top choice of countertop surfaces, for good reason!

Would you like more information on quartz? Come in and talk with our surfacing experts at any of our three Marble & Granite, Inc. showrooms. We’ll explain how although Quartz is “man-made,” it offers quality, variety, versatility, longevity, and style that rivals even the finest granite.


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