Quartz is one of the most popular countertop materials, and for good reason: it’s an attractive and functional countertop material with a look that can work with classic or contemporary styles.  If you’re considering using quartz in your home but don’t know where to start, here’s everything you need to know about quartz countertops.

 

How is Quartz Formed?

 

If you really want to know everything about quartz, this is a good place to start. This piece explains the difference between mineral and the countertop material, as well as how each is made or manufactured.  

 

Quartz vs. Granite: How Do I Choose?

 

Quartz and granite are two of the most popular countertop materials and homeowners often have difficulty choosing between them. While both can make a great option for your home project, the two materials have differences that might influence your choice based on your home’s needs and aesthetic. 

 

For a detailed price breakdown between granite and quartz read Cost Comparison: Granite vs Quartz.

 

Quartz Countertops: Pros and Cons

 

For those still on the fence about quartz, this post lays out the benefits of quartz, from its marble-like appearance to antibacterial qualities to environmental impact, as well as the downsides.

 

Environmentally-Friendly Countertop Options

 

Quartz is also an environmental countertop option because the minerals used to make it are so common. Read this post for more eco-friendly countertop options.

 

Cambria Quartz Countertops: Does Brand Matter?

 

At Kowalski Granite & Quartz, we get this question all the time. People have heard of Cambria from a friend, a decorator, or a homebuilder, and they want to know what the hype is all about. But unlike luxury sports cars or designer purses, when it comes to quartz, brand doesn’t matter all that much, and we’ll explain why.

 

Quartz vs. Quartzite: What’s the Difference?

 

Quartz and quartzite are easy to confuse, they have very similar names and are both popular countertop materials. There are some specific differences in quartz and quartzite in terms of how the countertops are made, as well as how they look and perform. Read more to see which might be better suited for your unique application.

 

Quartzite Countertops: Pros and Cons

 

While quartzite is a different material than quartz, it has useful applications as a countertop material. Read about the pros and cons of choosing quartzite for your new kitchen project.

 

Quartz vs. Marble: Which is Better?

 

Here’s a helpful comparison of quartz against another gorgeous countertop material. Both quartz and marble make stunning surfaces, but they have different performance characteristics, scratch and heat resistance, availability and price points. One of these might be a better choice for the countertops in your kitchen or bathroom.

Kowalski Granite & Quartz has an amazing selection of quartz slabs. For more about our current quartz selection, give us a call at (616) 842-1951 or reach out online. Of course, you can always stop by our showroom to see for yourself!

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