Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Quartz is an engineered stone that harbors the beauty of natural stones whilst retaining very high amounts of durability for a long lifespan. Quartz is roughly composed of 90-95% natural stone and 5-10% polymeric or cement-based binder. Read more...

For this reason, quartz countertops are very flexible in terms of options and can be shaped into pretty much any form and for any occasion. They have been developed roughly 50 years ago and ever since technology allowed quartz to be infused into varying compositions with the addition of resin, glass, metal, and similar materials for a distinctive look.

Quartz countertops are quite versatile and resilient in comparison to their granite and marble counterparts. The main reason is due to its engineered nature, giving it enhanced durability and very low porosity levels. For this reason alone, quartz is harder and more durable than granite countertops. They are also quite heavier meaning their edges will be more resistant to chipping than granite and marble.

Their low porosity level also ensures that just like granite, they will not gather any type of mold or mildew. This will also keep your countertops bacteria-free more often and will require less care. The only real downside of quartz countertops is that they are less heat resistant in comparison to granite and, thus, must be approached with caution when placing a pot, skillet, or similar hot tool upon the surface.

As an added benefit, quartz countertops are green friendly. Over 90% of the stone-like material that is crumbled and used for the production of quartz comes from waste by-products from the quarries or manufacturing plants. This means that no natural stone is solely used for infusing quartz. The resin counterparts used for quartz are also becoming more natural and less synthetic over the years thanks to technological advances that allow efficient manufacturing techniques.

For color variations, quartz comes in more color options as its engineered and it would be suitable for those looking for various aesthetic designs for a wide selection of vanities ranging from your kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, above and around radiators, and fireplaces. You can opt for white quartz countertops to give a similar appearance to marble or you can go for a sophisticated look deep black quartz countertops. If you desire a different appearance we also have exotic options such as blue quartz countertops.

No matter what color or option you are looking for, our diverse spectrum of quartz countertops along with our years of expertise in the kitchen design industry here at Kitchen Hill, we will ensure that you pick the right choice for your kitchen to display your unique persona like never before.