5 Facts You May Not Know About Quartz Countertops

Written by Planet Granite, Inc. on . Posted in Counter Tops

If you’re tired of your outdated countertops, you may be debating the wide variety of replacement materials available — from granite to laminate to quartz or even polished concrete. However, when it comes to long-lasting quality and a show-stopping appearance, there isn’t much that can rival engineered quartz. Read on to learn more about this durable material. 

5 Facts on Quartz Countertops

#1: It can be made anywhere.

While you may assume that quartz is mined around the world, engineered quartz (the source of the majority of building-grade quartz in the U.S.) can be manufactured using waste rock just about anywhere. This can mean finding locally-sourced quartz countertops even in urban Colorado Springs.

#2: Engineered quartz is one of the eco-friendliest countertop materials available. 

Because this type of quartz is generated through the recycling of waste products for other stone-based materials and is mixed with a polymer, it’s extremely eco-friendly. In addition to the use of recycled materials, the method of production uses very little energy.

#3: Quartz is more widely used than you think.

If you’ve ever been in an ornate public building like an airport, train station or courthouse, it’s likely you were walking on quartz slabs and stairs rather than marble. Because engineered quartz is made from waste rock, it’s one of the most inexpensive large-scale building options, perfect for the builder that wants to create an attractive and durable public surface on a tight budget.

#4: It has natural antimicrobial properties.

Quartz is an unusual mineral in that it requires no additional treatment to kill many surface microbes. 

#5: It’s easily customizable.

Unlike granite, which is difficult to join at corners, engineered quartz can be manufactured in custom shapes and sizes to fit any kitchen.

Now that you’ve learned more about the benefits of this unique material, if you’re in the market for some new kitchen countertops in Colorado Springs and are beginning to consider quartz, call our office today to schedule your free in-home consultation.

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Comments (6)

  • Kayla


    My mom wants to replace our worn out wooden countertops to give our kitchen a facelift. My dad suggested installing quartz countertops and shared this article with her. It says that quartz has a natural antimicrobial property that kills surface microbes.


  • Ava Murphy


    It’s really interesting to know that by choosing engineered quartz for your countertop, you can have the choice to have your countertop to be manufactured in custom shapes and sizes. My goal is to do some changes in our kitchen, so I’m looking to install countertops on it. It’s important for me to choose a type of quartz material that will complement the overall structure of my kitchen, so it will be ideal for me to consider Cambria countertops. Thanks!


  • Ava Murphy


    It did catch my attention when you said that quartz countertops will allow you to have them manufactured in custom shapes and sizes to make sure that they will fit your kitchen well. My plan is to install countertops in my kitchen. I actually have an odd shape kitchen space, so it’s important for me to find a countertop that can be customized to ensure that my kitchen will look better with its new countertops. I’ll make sure to consider quartz countertops.


  • Ellen Hughes


    It sure was nice to know that quartz countertops can be customized so you can be sure that they can be manufactured based on the sizes and shapes that will fit your kitchen. This is something that I will make sure to remember because I’m planning to install countertops in our kitchen. My problem in our kitchen is its odd shape, so installing countertops to it is a challenge for me. Thanks for sharing this.


  • Jocelyn McDonald


    My husband and I are remodeling our kitchen, and we’re having a hard time deciding what kind of countertop we want. Your article had some great tips for choosing something like this, and I liked how you said that quartz is a good choice as it requires no additional treatment to kill many surface microbe. Thanks; we’ll keep this in mind when choosing the best countertops for our new kitchen.


  • Angel Bogart


    What really fascinated me is how quartz countertops are made of recycled waste products of stone-based materials. Dad would sure love the idea of having these crushed stones mixed with polymer for a green countertop idea. Since quartz countertops are produced with minimal energy consumption, Dad would sure recommend these colorful countertops to all his art collector clients!


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