A Trend Our Clients Love: Quartz Countertops

Posted by Ben Thompson on 03.6.15

Quartz countertops were named top trends for both kitchen and bath designs this year in the annual National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) member survey. The Thompson Remodeling design team was not at all surprised since quartz has been a popular selection for our clients over the past year.

Quartz countertops provide a beautifully clean and sleek look and can work well in contemporary and traditional designs. It is available in a wide variety of color and patterns; many mimicking the look of granite or marble. Quartz is also known as “engineered stone” and can be branded as Silestone®, Cambria®, Ceasarstone®, or Zodiac®.  It is the hardest counter surface you can select, which makes it extremely durable for high use areas and households with children.

Quartz countertops are made by combining approximately 90% quartz with a resin for adhesiveness, which is then tinted with color. The non-porous surface makes it scratch and heat resistant, giving it a leg up on granite. Another reason it’s so popular is because it doesn’t require sealing or special cleaning, making it virtually maintenance free!

Take a look at these fantastic Thompson Remodeling projects where quartz countertops were used.

quartz countertop in bathroom Notice the quartz countertop used on this floating vanity resembles white marble.

quartz countertop on bathroom vanity Gorgeous hickory cabinets with a slate finish are nicely offset by a white quartz countertop with round sinks.

quartz countertop in kitchen This darker quartz countertop provides a beautiful balance with the white cabinets in this family kitchen.

IMG_8119 A natural stone mosaic backsplash and cotton white quartz countertop were selected to compliment peppercorn gray cabinets in this basement bar.

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