A List Of Popular Quartz Countertop Manufacturers & Brands
While granite is still most homeowner's choice for the kitchen counters, in the past few years quartz has been gaining on it. Today, advanced manufacturing processes are creating engineered stone products that can rival the look of the finest granite and marble, while offering better durability at a reasonable cost. All quartz countertops are fairly equal in terms of sanitary certifications, durability and most offer comparable warranties.
Quartz is similar to granite in that it is a hard and durable but it also has advantages over natural stone. Unlike natural stone, engineered stone is completely non-porous which makes it impervious to stains and because it is made of a blend of 93% natural stone and 7% resin and polymers it's a little more flexible than natural stone and is much more scratch and chip resistant. However, unlike granite, quartz is not heat resistant so pots and pans shouldn't go from the stove to the countertop like they can with granite.
Quartz countertops are remarkably consistent among the various manufacturers. Deciding among the various manufacturer's products will come down to the details of color, finish, and availability. To help you decide, here are 10 popular brands of quartz countertops to consider for your kitchen remodeling.
With over 40 available colors readily available in design stores nationwide, Caesarstone is a leader in engineered stone. From traditional looks that emulate marble too contemporary, daring textures, Caesarstone is continually improving its product range and has added styles that will fit most kitchen designs.
Silestone is one of the most popular brands in quartz countertops among homeowners. It comes in over 60 colors and is available through your design-build remodeler as well as design centers across the country.
3. Cambria Quartz Countertops
Cambria is a high-end brand that's only available through specialty stores and distributors. It boasts over 100 design styles and comes with a lifetime warranty. This luxury engineered quartz brand offers some of the most interesting color options available as well as the most realistic looking natural stone patterns available, including beautiful imitation marble. Cambria is the only brand completely manufactured in the USA.
Okite is a high-end manufacturer whose products are exclusively sold through design firms and high-end kitchen cabinet retailers. There over 40 different quartz colors are vibrant, elegant and luxurious.
5. Santa Margherita Quartz
Santa Margarita Quartz is available from the Verona Marble Company and comes in a number of collections like the exotic Glitter to the more traditional Legacy design. The company also offers some unusual and unique surface options including a beautiful series called Textured Wave.
This product comes from consumer electronics and appliance company LG. The Viatera quartz-based line is manufactured in Italy and comes in 50 earthy colors from Snow Storm to Absolute Night. With a wide range of color choices, you're sure to fine the perfect hue for your new kitchen.
This versatile line of quartz is manufactured by chemical giant DuPont. Zodiaq quartz countertops come in over 40 colors and various textures and are available at design centers and big box stores nationwide.
8. Granite Transformations
Granite Transformations offers a unique line of engineered countertops that are made using a combination of granite, stone, and quartz along with resin and polymers. Available in over 40 colors and textures, this material can be purchased from Granite Transformations stores located around the country.
The last two selections are engineered stone products that are similar to engineered quartz but are made using different materials. The rival quartz in terms of durability and are chip and stain resistant as well.
IceStone is a quartz alternative that's an environmentally friendly engineered product made using recycled glass, cement, and pigment making it a unique option for homeowners who are seeking a different look. Available in over 20 colors from neutrals to bright, this US-manufactured engineered stone product is a great choice that can fit into any design.
10. Concetto by Caesarstone
Concetto is Caesarstone's luxury line of engineered surfaces. It is handmade using individually cut semi-precious stones. From ice quartz to gray agate and amethyst, Concetto is an opulent translucent surface that is nothing short of incredible. If you have the budget and are looking for a unique statement for your kitchen, Concetto is an excellent choice!
These ten popular lines of engineered quartz offer you literally thousands of choices in style, color, and texture for your kitchen remodeling. Speaking with your designer is a good place to start your search for the ideal countertop. Today, you can find manufactured stone products that can look remarkably like granite, marble, limestone or even slate and the choice of an engineered stone eliminates the maintenance stone products require. The products are available at price points to fit almost any budget. More importantly, quartz countertops can be a beautiful visual focal point in your dream kitchen
If you're considering updating your kitchen with new countertops or planning a renovation, give our design team a call. Here at Forward Design-Build Remodel, we work with some of the top manufacturers in the country to provide our clients with the finest high-quality materials available.