How to Choose a Quartz Countertop

Four simple steps that will help you choose between the different brands and types of quartz counter tops. Different manufacturers offer different options and by thinking about how you will use your counter top, you can narrow your choices down to a small handful.


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    Choose between a solid color or a natural stone pattern.
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    Weigh the benefits of natural quartz counter tops against the benefits of engineered quartz surfaces, and choose the stone type that is best for you.
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    Decide if you want an under mount sink, or a sink that sits on top of the counter top.
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    Choose a detail for the edge of the counter top. Consider making a custom edge detail for your counter.


  • Engineered quartz is less porous than natural quartz. The smaller pores help it resist stains better.
  • Engineered quartz counters are about 95% natural quartz mixed with 5% polymer resins.
  • You can create your backsplash out of quartz tiles to match the counter.
  • Solid colors are only available from engineered quartz manufacturers like Silestone and Zodiac.


  • Engineered quartz counter tops are more susceptible to damage from heat than natural quartz.

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