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Quartz: A Great Alternative to Granite

Granite is a very popular countertop choice for kitchen remodels these days. However, there are some downsides to granite and that is why we often recommend quartz products as a great alternative. Here is some basic information and some tips that we often share with our customers about quartz countertops:

Quartz products make great countertops because they are extremely hard making them very durable. They also have a very nice shine to them creating a wonderful look in any kitchen.
Quartz countertops come in a few different varieties including Silestone and Caesarstone.
Quartz products are man made and are similar to a Corian type of countertop. This is different from granite because granite is a natural stone.
Since quartz products are man made they come in a wide variety of colors. Many homeowners are pleased with the choices available for their kitchen remodel.
Quartz products are easier to work with so contractors are sometimes able to do more with a quartz countertop compared to granite. The natural stone countertops can have more design limitations.
Quartz products are very durable – they require almost no maintenance.
If you have a countertop that is made from a quartz product you don’t have to worry about bacteria. Quartz countertops are nonporous making them very sanitary.