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

Perry Hiiman
July 9, 2018
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.

The goal of renovation and remodeling is to ensure satisfaction upon completion of your project. Construction can be very frustrating, and without a professional contractor, things can go wrong.

About Author

Perry Hiiman

Perry Hiiman was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. He planted his roots in Manhattan, New York in 1992. A few years later, Perry met his wife and had three lovely daughters. Perry has always been excited about home improvement and design. He has been in the service industry for over 25 years. Perry and his partner founded New York Kitchen and Bath in 2001. They pioneered the One Stop Shop concept of home improvement and design firms. In addition, Perry is a New York State licensed contractor, OSHA certified, and a New York State licensed mold assessor. He specializes in custom design and is genuinely passionate about what he does—bringing people’s dream projects to life.

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