29 Quartz Kitchen Countertops Ideas With Pros And Cons

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Quartz is a fantastic and affordable alternative to marble and it’s used in décor more and more often, especially if we speak about countertops.

Quartz countertops are engineered stone products, which can be used in virtually any indoor surface location. Quartz counters are made of 95% natural quartz granules and 5% resins and colorants. The natural properties of quartz crystals and the engineering process give quartz countertops many valuable benefits and characteristics. Let’s have a look at some pros and cons of installing such countertops.

Durability

Quartz countertops are rather durable, even much more than granite ones. They are less vulnerable to chipping and cracking from falling objects. It is important to point out however quartz is not scratch proof, it is scratch resistant. Quartz has the ability to resist short exposure to heat without damage to the surface. Prolonged heat exposure can cause cracking to occur due to the rapid temperature change. To avoid this it is recommended you always use a hot pad or trivet under a crock pot or griddle.

peaceful white kitchen with white quartz countertops and a marble-inspired backsplash

peaceful white kitchen with white quartz countertops and a marble-inspired backsplash

adorable waterfall quartz countertop for a kitchen island looks refined

adorable waterfall quartz countertop for a kitchen island looks refined

a statement kitchen island in dark wood with a white quartz counter can transform any kitchen

a statement kitchen island in dark wood with a white quartz counter can transform any kitchen

traditional meets industrial kitchen with white quartz counters and a grey island

traditional meets industrial kitchen with white quartz counters and a grey island

traditional cabinetry with beige subway tiles and matching quartz counters

traditional cabinetry with beige subway tiles and matching quartz counters

all-white kitchen decor with a silver backsplash and white quartz counters for a serene look

all-white kitchen decor with a silver backsplash and white quartz counters for a serene look

Non-Porous

Quartz countertops are a non-porous surface. This means quartz will not absorb water or other fluids, and that makes its maintenance free when compared to others countertop materials. Being non-porous is the biggest advantage of quartz counters when compared to other natural stone counter materials. Sealing is not needed for quartz countertops because it is non-porous. It also makes quartz resistant to bacteria, which happens only when food or liquid penetrates the surface, and it won’t happen with quartz.

white rustic kitchen with subway tiles and white quartz counters

white rustic kitchen with subway tiles and white quartz counters

stylish off white kitchen with grey quartz countertops to create a contrast

stylish off white kitchen with grey quartz countertops to create a contrast

white cabinets look great with such stone-inspired grey countertops

white cabinets look great with such stone-inspired grey countertops

mmodern farmhouse kitchen in white with a white quartz counter on the kitchen island

mmodern farmhouse kitchen in white with a white quartz counter on the kitchen island

marble-printed quartz has a chic look and will make your kitchen stunning

marble-printed quartz has a chic look and will make your kitchen stunning

white cabinets with marble herringbone backsplash and sage green quartz countertops

white cabinets with marble herringbone backsplash and sage green quartz countertops

minimalist white kitchen with chic quartz counters looking like marble

minimalist white kitchen with chic quartz counters looking like marble

white cabinets and grey quartz counters and a backsplash for a stylish statement

white cabinets and grey quartz counters and a backsplash for a stylish statement

rustic kitchen with reclaimed wood in decor and beautiful white quartz counters

rustic kitchen with reclaimed wood in decor and beautiful white quartz counters

Gorgeous Look

Quartz countertops are naturally beautiful. The appearance of quartz surfaces largely depends on the size of the quartz granules used. Finer granules will result in a more consistent appearance. You can find quartz countertops in a wide range of colors and patterns: from neutral earth tones to bold bright colors and everything in between, it will be easy to find a matching surface for your kitchen.

gray kitchen island topped with white quartz fitted with a stainless steel dual sink

gray kitchen island topped with white quartz fitted with a stainless steel dual sink

vintage dark grey cabinets with white quartz countertops and brass details

vintage dark grey cabinets with white quartz countertops and brass details

all-white kitchen with tiles and quartz counters

all-white kitchen with tiles and quartz counters

light-colored kitchen cabinets with a earth-tone backsplash and a grey quartz counter

light-colored kitchen cabinets with a earth-tone backsplash and a grey quartz counter

white cabinets, small blue tiles all over and white quartz countertops

white cabinets, small blue tiles all over and white quartz countertops

traditional white kitchen with grey hexagon tiles and and off-white quartz counters

traditional white kitchen with grey hexagon tiles and and off-white quartz counters

white quartz countertops, cabinets and some green plants for a eco-friendly home

white quartz countertops, cabinets and some green plants for a eco-friendly home

modern white kitchen cabinets and a black kitchen island with chic white quartz countertops

modern white kitchen cabinets and a black kitchen island with chic white quartz countertops

Discoloring

This is perhaps the only disadvantage of quartz countertops: they can discolor over time when exposed to direct sunlight. If you have a part of your counter that receives some of the UV rays from the sun while another part doesn’t, over time you may see a color difference.

Now you see that installing quartz countertops is a great idea, there are lots of advantages and only one small disadvantage, so it’s high time to go shopping and choose some for your own kitchen!

white cabinets accented with oil rubbed bronze pulls and a charcoal gray quartz countertop

white cabinets accented with oil rubbed bronze pulls and a charcoal gray quartz countertop

white cabinets, subway tiles with a Carrara marble print, white quartz countertops

white cabinets, subway tiles with a Carrara marble print, white quartz countertops

farmhouse white kitchen with white subway tiles and counters

farmhouse white kitchen with white subway tiles and counters

steel blue cabinetry, white quartz countertops, a white chevron backsplash

steel blue cabinetry, white quartz countertops, a white chevron backsplash

blue grey cabinets, quartz countertops, a dash of open shelving, subway tiles

blue grey cabinets, quartz countertops, a dash of open shelving, subway tiles

red birch cabinets with grey quartz countertops

red birch cabinets with grey quartz countertops