There are lots of options when it comes to countertops, but our favorite here at c2s are quartz countertops and it’s the one we always recommend to our clients! When compared with others, it can seem a lot more expensive and you may be wondering what makes it worth it, but there are some many reasons it’s a great choice. We’re sharing the benefits of quartz and some of our favorite examples of projects where we’ve used this material for countertops.
Variety of Color and Design
Since quartz is a man-made material, there are so many options for the color, design, and variety of these countertops. This makes it perfect for any bathroom, kitchen, or bar. In this kitchen, the quartz countertops in a marble look worked beautifully wi the white and grey cabinets.
For a different look, we incorporated black countertops into this kitchen to play off the rustic feel. They are contrasted with a brick-look subway tile in a herringbone pattern. We love how the black works so well with the black sink and faucet too. With most quartz countertops, you can choose a matte or polished finish. Matte is typically more expensive, but has a beautiful look to it.
For this bathroom, light and white quartz countertops keeps the space feeling open and bright. The subtle grey and blue pattern ties into the rest of the bathroom design and give the space a luxurious feel.
If you are looking for a more unique look, you can find designs that have dramatic veining, different colors, and fun designs as well. This beautiful countertop was installed in a bar with custom tile and it makes such a cool statement in the space.
Quartz is low-maintenance, which makes it one that we recommend time and time again for people who don’t want to seal their countertops every year or be concerned with cleaning them nonstop. The maintenance is super low, which makes it a great material for bars, like Morgan and Jamie’s shown below. They went with a quartz option that included greys and tans, making it super versatile and classic.
This is another bar where we used quartz for the countertops and our clients love that’s a low-maintenance material and won’t stain with wine, beer, or food when entertaining or kids spill on the countertop. The light quartz contrasts the brick tile and deep green cabinets as well.
Another aspect we love about quartz countertops is that nothing seeps through and stays in the countertop. Since it’s made up of part quartz and a little bit of resin, quartz is compacted down, making it non-porous. With a non-porous countertop, you’re not getting bacteria from meat or stains from lemons soaking into your countertop. This makes it easy to clean, even when you have white countertops like this beautiful kitchen below. We love the low maintenance aspect of quartz countertops and it makes it a material we always recommend to our clients, especially those that love to cook or have kids.
Quartz countertops are an engineered material as well, so they are strong and can stand the test of time. While they are not resistant and we wouldn’t recommend putting hot pots and pans directly on them, they are still very strong. Most quartz companies also offer warranties or lifetime guarantees on the countertops as well, so you know that you are getting a quality product. With quartz, you aren’t going to see it patina or get scratched and nicked like other countertop options.
And there you have it, some beautiful quartz examples and why we love this awesome material so much!