A prior post gives an overview of kitchen countertop materials and their relative advantages and disadvantages. To access the lead post (sort of the table of contents) please select the link in the preceding sentence.
This post specifically discusses the advantages, disadvantages, and costs of quartz countertops.
Technically speaking, quartz countertop are engineered stone, where pieces of quartz are embedded into some form of polymer resin, but since quartz has excellent features and looks and feels more like natural stone than any other engineered stone product, I’m listing it under natural stone countertops.
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Quartz is amongst the most beautiful of stone countertops. It has a depth that can not be obtained with other engineered stone countertops such as Corian. It comes in a wide variety of colors, is fully moisture resistant, and is virtually maintenance free.
It is not fully heat resistant. Warm, even hot pots and pans can be put directly onto a quartz surface, but not stuff that is really hot (for that you need granite or concrete).
Having said that, the single biggest disadvantage is cost. See below.
For quartz countertops, expect to spent in the range of $115 to $200 a square foot, installed. This is much more than marble or granite, and is generally justified by people who simply like the look of it.
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