Quartz Countertops – Upgrades or new Installs

Images of various quartz slab samples

According to “The Spruce” a premier award-winning design publication quartz countertops are one of the latest and greatest synthetic countertop materials, made popular by brands such as Dupont and Cambria. This material is composed of pulverized waste rock plus resins for hardness and binding. Thus, quartz countertops are not solid slabs of quartz mineral but instead are an engineered stone product

Many quartz counters have antibacterial agents added. Quartz is rapidly overcoming solid-surface material as a convincing alternative to natural stone for countertops. Visit ESF’s quartz manufacturer comparison page for more insight.


  • These are very beautiful countertops due to the inclusion of quartz crystals and other natural minerals.
  • Quartz countertops are highly sought after, creating high resale value in a home.
  • Many different colors and styles are available.
  • These countertops are more durable and less susceptible to scratching than a solid surface.
  • Cons

  • Quartz countertops are exceedingly heavy.
  • Quartz countertops are quite expensive—on a par with natural granite.
  • Must be installed only be experienced installers. There is no DIY option.
  • Bottom Line

    Quartz countertops offer the best of all worlds—a countertop with the beauty of natural stone and the flexibility of solid-surface material.

    Homeowners have many options available to them when it comes to getting new countertops, and the right one largely depends on many factors that need to be considered including care, maintenance, cost, visual appeal, and longevity. As a virtually maintenance-free and worry-free option, quartz countertops are a great choice for new kitchen installs as well as upgrade projects. For the best quartz countertops, Kitchens by Design (KBD) is the premier design company in northeast Iowa you should turn to each and every time.

    Their lines of quality countertops, including many high-quality quartz designs, are all made of the finest materials and are available to you in just about any color and design you would want to choose from! Their friendly and knowledgeable staff can help answer any questions you may have and will work with you to determine what quartz countertops are best for your kitchen project and what fits best with your kitchen, home design, lifestyle, and your budget. When you call them at 1-800-614-1664, you will speak to a team member who has years of hands-on experience with countertop designs and installation as well as routine care and maintenance.

    Maintenance Resource

    Keep in mind the best maintenance options to follow once you have made the decision on the specific countertop you choose for your project. Check out this video from the popular show “This Old House” — How to Maintain a Stone Countertop; 03:46 view time.

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