It’s time to remodel your kitchen countertops and bring it into the 21st century—as they say, “Out with the old and in with the new!” But how do you choose the best material? What’s the difference between marble, granite, and quartz?
Learn about the best quartz countertops, as well as other options to consider when redesigning your kitchen countertops.
BEST QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS
Quartz countertops are the perfect choice for a modern kitchen. They are sleek and stylish, and as a natural stone, they are non-porous—which means they are durable and require little to no maintenance. Keep in mind that these countertops are not heat resistant; you will need to use a trivet or potholder to avoid setting hot cookware directly on the quartz countertop.
Quartz countertops are available in various colors and patterns, many of them copying the look of granite and marble. You can also get recycled glass or metallic flakes added to your unique design.
Once you have decided on quartz countertops for your kitchen, here are five of the top brands to choose from.
If you are looking for quality, Caesarstone quartz is your answer. They offer more than 40 color options in design stores nationwide. Whether you are looking for monochromatic or bold colors, Caesarstone provides quality quartz in a variety of styles. They are one of the industry’s first companies and have been leading the pack ever since.
While not the most expensive on our list, you can expect to pay between $55-$75 per square foot.
Cambria holds the title of the world’s largest manufacturer of quartz countertops. They are known for bold designs that stand out among the competition. They are a high-end brand that is only available at certain stores known for luxury materials. Cambria is also one of the few brands wholly manufactured in the United States.
The most expensive, but known for its quality, you’ll see costs on average $55-$75 per square foot.
Manufactured in the United States, HanStone quartz is an excellent option for chefs and families that love to cook. They are known for their durability, as well as their various styles and colors. Whatever design you are looking for in your kitchen, HanStone is a quality option.
HanStone also has a variety of options, from $40-$75 per square foot.
Corian quartz used to be called Zodiaq and is owned by DuPont. They pride themselves on making extra-tough quartz stone surfacing with over 60 designs to choose from. You’ll get a ten-year warranty, so owners can rest easy knowing that their expensive countertops are safe.
The cost of Corian varies, but you can expect their product to start at about $30 per square foot.
A popular choice among homeowners, Silestone boasts that they originally created quartz countertops. They have been in business since 1990 and consistently provide quality craftsmanship. Silestone is available in various colors and textures, including polished, suede, and volcano. Silestone is created by Consentino and is based in Spain.
The most reasonably priced on our list, Silestone quartz runs $10-$40 per square foot.
OTHER MATERIALS TO CONSIDER
Here are some other quality materials to consider as well.
Granite countertops have unique styles and patterns that create the perfect style for any kitchen. They are an environmentally friendly option that, once sealed, repel dirt and bacteria.
As one of the hardest materials found on earth, granite countertops are great for resisting scratching and chipping. The durability of granite is second only to quartz.
Marble countertops are a great cost-efficient alternative to granite and quartz. It’s a natural stone with the same benefits (such as durability and luxury) as the aforementioned options at a lower price. Plus, it’s heat-resistant.
Homeowners can choose from an assortment of colors such as white, black, gray, red, or yellow to create a style of their own.
Quartzite is a naturally formed metamorphic rock created when sandstone is heated and pressurized. Homeowners will seal quartzite countertops for a durable, low-maintenance surface. Available colors are usually white and gray, with pink or red hues added when iron oxidizes in the stone.
A popular choice for modern homes, quartzite can withstand heat and is considered more durable than granite. Quartzite countertops are best for those with busy kitchens and lots of parties.
ADDING QUARTZ TO YOUR HOME
You’ll need a quality contractor, no matter which quartz producer you choose to go with. We have over a decade of experience to ensure your needs are met. Contact our office to set up a consultation with you!