Skip Marble and Granite, and Go with Quartz

Skip Marble and Granite, and Go with Quartz

Skip Marble and Granite, and Go with Quartz

Quartz engineering methods have been around for over 50 years, but this highly-durable material has only recently gained in popularity. Two key factors play a role in its rise in popularity. Quartz is durable, and it is easier to maintain than both marble and granite. In the past, quart lacked in design, color and beauty. But today, quartz can be engineered in designs and colors that ignite the imagination.

Quartz is not only the perfect material for designing kitchen and bathroom countertops, it can also be used for wet bars, backsplashes, tub decks, wall cladding, tub/shower surrounds, and even furniture.

Most homeowners overlook the benefits of using quartz over granite and marble. Below are five reasons why quartz is the perfect choice for your next kitchen or bathroom design project.
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5 Reasons to Use Quartz

  1. Durability
    Quartz is more durable when compared with marble and granite, which tend to stain and scratch easily. Another attribute that homeowners like is that quartz, unlike marble and granite, never needs to be sealed. Marble and granite can be more costly over the long run as well. Both must be sealed as often as once a year. And quartz is resistant to heat, impact, and harsh chemicals from cleaning products.

    Quartz Master uses 93% natural quartz and 7% resin when manufacturing their high-quality, durable and non-porous quartz surfaces.
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  2. Affordability
    Although quartz is much more resilient and durable than natural stone, it is still affordable. The price falls somewhere between that of marble and granite. Marble countertops can cost anywhere from $125 to $250 per square foot and granite countertops can run between $100 to $225 per square foot. The price of quartz countertops can range from $75 to $185 per square foot.

    When considering cost, also keep in mind the long term investment of ownership. As mentioned above, quartz doesn’t require resealing. And Quartz Masters’ quartz comes with a lifetime warranty.
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  3. Design
    Keep in mind that because quartz is an engineered stone, it allows for endless design possibilities. It is up to the manufacturer to keep pushing the boundaries.

    In 2011, Asher Cohen, President and Lead Designer for Quartz Master, invented and perfected the marble design in quartz. For 12 months, he worked with engineers to create a method by which marble could be designed on quartz slabs. Today, Quart Master has the largest selection of marble designs.

    Basically, the limits on design are only imposed by the engineer’s and the designer’s imagination.
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  4. Bookmatch
    Quartz designs can be bookmatched which is the process of matching two a more adjacent surfaces so that the slabs replicate each other. Below is an example of a bookmatched quartz surface. – See more at:

    Both slabs are identical and when joined together, they form a distinctive pattern where the veins flow continuously from one slab to the other.

    Bookmatching is important when designing larger areas such as a kitchen island or a large accent wall for a shower. Bookmatching is not always possible in marble because of the variances found in natural stone. Quartz, however, can be manipulated and engineered for bookmatching.

    Since 2014, Quartz Master has been engineering and designing their slabs for bookmatching. They have the largest selection of marble designs, most of them bookmatched, making them the perfect material for any type of project. This makes quartz a great alternative to natural stone which can be so variant or complex, which makes the bookmatching process expensive and sometimes impossible.
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  5. Appearance
    Many homeowners and designers use marble and granite when remodeling kitchen and bathroom countertops, because they add a more luxurious look and feel to the design. Unfortunately, both materials are costly to maintain.

    The beauty of engineered stone is that you can have all the aesthetic benefits of natural stone without the hassle. Keep in mind that it takes a trained eye to know the difference between natural marble and Quartz Master’s marble designs.

    Compared to that of natural stone, quartz offers homeowners and designers a broader selection of designs and colors to select from. You can rest assured that if you are looking for a certain color or a unique design, it can be found in quartz. For a more dramatic look, take a peek at Quartz Master’s newest creation, Vancouver Black or for a more subtle look see Quartz Master’s Beach White. For a complete list of Quartz Master’s colors and designs, visit the company’s website at

    Don’t overlook the benefits of using quartz over granite and marble. Your kitchen and bathroom can have the beauty of natural stone without the added hassle or expense.
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