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 sensibilities.  If you’re considering quartz countertops in your home, but don’t know where to start, here’s everything you need to know about quartz.

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 quartz the mineral and quartz the countertop material, as well as how each are made.  

Quartz vs. Granite: How Do I Choose?

Quartz and granite are two of the most popular countertop materials out there, and homeowners often have difficulty choosing between them. While neither is a bad option, this blog post lays out the differences between the two materials to help you choose the best one for your needs and design aesthetic.

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 bacteria resistance to environmental impact, as well as the downsides. 

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 they’re both countertop materials. But 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.

Quartz vs. Marble: Which is Better?

Another comparison of quartz against another gorgeous countertop material. Both quartz and marble are attractive and stunning, but different performance characteristics, like scratch and heat resistance, availability, and price points mean that one or the other might be a better choice for the countertops in your kitchen or bathroom.


Kowalski Granite & Quartz has an amazing selection of quartz slabs. Stop by our showroom to see for yourself!