When it comes to selecting a kitchen counter top, many home owners are immediately drawn to Granite. For design aesthetic purposes, I am not fond of Granite. They typically come in dark shades and have a speckled effect. Although I love Marble, unfortunately it is not always the most practical choice since it is fairly porous– which can be problematic when you have a messy cook in the house! This is why I recommend considering Quartz as a suitable option for your kitchen counter tops.
Quartz is a mix of natural stone and resin. It is extremely durable, non-porous, bacteria resistant (YAY for us germ freaks!) and scratch resistant. If you want to avoid yearly maintenance (sealing, buffing, etc.) yet still want to achieve a beautiful look, Quartz is a great contender. In addition, there is a wider selection of colors and finishes to choose from in comparison to Marble and Granite. Quartz can be made into larger slabs, which come in handy for the extra big islands or for a more contemporary seamless approach.
For all you Bakers & Chefs out there, Quartz counter tops will definitely become your new best friend!