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Pros and Cons on Quartz (also called, engineered stone countertops)

We have seen a strong uptick on Quartz countertops (also called, engineered stone countertops) in the past several years.  Quartz has found a loyal following because of its attractive appearance and many beneficial qualities! So you are better prepared when choosing to either go with Quartz, here is a look at its strengths and weaknesses. 


The manufacturing process of quartz allows for a much wider range of colors than you’ll find in natural stones. Quartz brands are continuously updating their color selections. Some have even captured similar movement and patterns to those found in natural stones, such as marble.

Quartz is non-porous so it resists staining much better than granite, marble and concrete. It stands up to juice, oil, wine, tomato, coffee and other sources of stains in the kitchen. For cleanliness, a non-porous surface also means that it will not harbor bacteria or viruses.



For a contemporary, upscale look with very low maintenance required, quartz countertops are definitely worth considering, but they typically come at a higher cost than much of the natural stone selections. The look of quartz countertops is fairly contemporary, particularly the more solid colors. That isn’t necessarily a weakness since beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, some homeowners will prefer the more natural look of granite, marble, slate or wood for their home. 


Stop by our showroom today to see the latest trends in Caesarstone Quartz surfaces.  There we also have multiple kitchen and bathroom displays that will inspire you! If you have questions on Quartz or any other product types my team at NYKB Kitchen & Bath would be happy to answer your questions. Just give us a call at (212) 242-3500 or fill out our contact form.