Even though granite will probably always remain the most popular choice for countertops, the number of people who choose engineered stone over natural stone grows every day. Quartz is continuously becoming more and more sought after because it can mimic the look of natural stone—while being more affordable and easier to take care of.
All quartz countertops are known for their durability and their ability to remain resistant to bacteria, staining, and liquid damage, but some quartz falls on the more luxurious side of things.
So, can quartz be decadent? The answer is yes—quartz can be decadent, and it has the power to make your kitchen look classy, elegant, and sophisticated in the same way that natural stone can. In this article, we’ll highlight a few higher-end brands of quartz that you can use to tie together your ritzy kitchen and create the look of your dreams.
Before we jump into the most popular brands, it’s important to note the benefits that quartz countertops can bring to a kitchen space. First off, quartz is an inherently nonporous material—unlike natural stone, which is porous and needs regular resealing. Because quartz is nonporous, it’s completely resistant to stains because there’s no chance of anything seeping under the surface and rooting there.
Quartz is also more resistant to chips and scratches than natural stone because it’s a more flexible material.
A notable detail that people love about quartz countertops is how consistent they are. Across manufacturers, you can expect the same quality of material—it’s not a guessing game. Making a decision on quartz depends on your preference of color and finish—and these things can weigh heavily into the decadence of your stone.
Let’s get to that list of the higher-end quartz brands.
Caesarstone is the most popular choice when it comes to quartz because there’s such a wide array of colors available—over forty, to be exact. It comes in a variety of styles as well, from a look that mimics marble to other more modern and bold textures. Caesarstone is a brand that continues to refine itself and add more options to its repertoire, meaning that it’s always up on the latest trends.
Much like Caesarstone, Silestone is also incredibly popular, with plenty of design styles to choose from. This luxury brand works well in almost any type of kitchen and can bring out the best in your remodeled space.
Cambria is a brand that’s only available in certain stores and distributors because of its high-end nature. It comes with a lifetime warranty and has over one hundred styles and colors to choose from—including some of the most exciting options out there. It’s the brand that boasts the most realistic natural stone patterns, and it’s known for the way it can mirror the look of marble perfectly. This brand is the only brand that’s 100 percent manufactured in the United States.
This brand is known for its earth tones and looks the best in elegant, natural-themed kitchens. It’s made in Italy and comes in colors that range from Snow Storm to Absolute Night, meaning that you’re sure to find something that fits what you’re searching for.
Corian is available throughout the nation and is an extremely versatile brand. It comes in over forty colors and varying textures, which makes it especially eye-catching in a sophisticated kitchen.
HanStone is known for its extreme durability, so if you’re looking for something that’s elegant and can withstand a kitchen with heavy activity, look no further. It comes in a wide variety of colors and designs, making it an easy choice for almost any style of kitchen.
While it’s very important to know what brands to gravitate toward, it’s also important to know what to avoid when it comes to shopping for high-end quartz. Although there are many products out there that look good, remember this: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. These brands have been mainstays in the quartz scene for a long time, compared to other, cheaper brands that come and go as trends pass.
Some good advice to operate by when quartz shopping is to keep it within the United States. Many bargain quartz countertops are made in China, and that stone tends to be lower quality than what you can find here in the States.
These high-end brands of quartz offer you value for your kitchen and tons of choices when it comes to how you want to stylize them. If you need help choosing the right brand, get in contact with us today!
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