Careful consideration should be given to your countertop material because you will see and use your counters every day. And there is no shortage of materials that can be used for counters, everything from polished concrete to glass. In today’s blog article, we are going to talk about quartz and why quartz is an excellent choice for countertops in kitchens and bathrooms.

First, what is a quartz counter?

Quartz countertops are engineered stone. By that, we mean that it is over 90% stone with some polymer resins to hold it together. Quartz counters are made of stone pieces or chips that are milled and then the resins are added to create slabs of different thicknesses.

Environmentally Friendly

So, if you compare quartz to granite, quartz is much more environmentally friendly because granite is mined. Solid granite is removed from the ground and then sliced up. Quartz is made of little pieces that might otherwise be waste.


Quartz counters are extremely durable, and more durable than granite. Quartz does not require resealing every year (like granite), and if it does get chipped, quartz is easier to repair. So, quartz is a solid surface that is cool like stone—because it is stone—and it is not porous.


Quartz is more versatile than granite because quartz can be manufactured in a rainbow of colors. Granite exists in whatever color it is when it comes out the ground. This means that you can have quartz to match any kind of design scheme.

For an excellent, versatile, and durable counter, try quartz, and you will not be disappointed.

If you need help with your bathroom or kitchen design in Vancouver, give us a call in Langley, BC, at (604) 533-4541.

Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms, based in Langley, BC, is your source for everything custom cabinetry related. As the 2019 winner of the Vancouver Consumer Choice Award, they pride themselves on stellar customer service to match the quality of their cabinets.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about cabinets, we encourage you to contact us at [email protected].


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