Your countertop is the crown jewel of your kitchen. It’s the most prominent part of the room, from both a visual and functional perspective. It’s the first thing you’ll notice when you walk into the kitchen and the part you’ll use the most daily.

When remodeling your kitchen, it’s important that you take the time to choose the best material for your countertop. It’s likely that your choice will heavily influence the rest of your project, from the backsplash to the appliances to the cabinets.

Countertops come in a staggering variety of materials colors and textures. There’s the rustic look of wooden butcher block and the natural elegance of marble and granite. But a newer material is quickly becoming a market leader in the kitchen remodel space: quartz.

So, What is it?

Quartz, also known as engineered stone, is manufactured using a combination of crushed quartz, resin and coloring. It’s designed to replicate the look of natural stone.

Why is it Superior?

This material is superior to natural stone in almost every way. Here’s why:

  • Choice: Unlike natural stone, quartz is manufactured in dozens of different shades and textures. You can easily assess how the end result will look by comparing swatches in your kitchen. With granite and marble, you are restricted by the stone slab that you choose, and it’s difficult to visualize how your slab will look when it’s installed.

  • Sizing is easy: Installation is far easier than granite. You can purchase the material by the foot and manufacture it exactly to your kitchen’s measurements. Granite and marble are sold in slabs, making it difficult to ensure a proper fit during installation.

  • Low maintenance: It’s also non-porous, which means you won’t have to worry about staining. If a nasty spill occurs, you can simply wipe your countertop off and no residue will be left behind.

  • Antibacterial: Its non-porous nature also makes it naturally antibacterial. You can cook comfortably knowing that you won’t have to deal with foodborne contaminants.

  • Less visible seams: Because quartz is manufactured precisely to your specifications, installers can easily hide seams. This is far more difficult with marble and granite.

  • Affordable: While quartz has a per-foot price that is comparable to granite and marble, the material is far more affordable in the long run. Imperfections in natural stone slabs and difficulties during installation can drive costs up significantly

Get this Miracle Material from Caesarstone

Founded in 1987, Caesarstone pioneered the use of quartz in the kitchen. With industry leading products that can be seen in  kitchen and bath showrooms throughout the county, Caesarstone is the premier source for your countertop needs.