Why Do Canadians prefer Quartz Countertops?

As you look ahead to kitchen renovations in 2019, one of the decisions you will have to make is the type of countertop. If you’re one of the many Canadians who loves the look and feel of stone countertops, your choice will likely come down to deciding between man-made quartz and naturally mined granite.

There are so many reasons more and more Canadians are planning to use quartz countertops in their 2019 renovations, but perhaps Toronto-area Interior Designer Vanessa Francis hit the nail on the head when she said “Quartz as a counter will continue to be popular as consumers become aware of its benefits.”

From its non-porous stain-resistant qualities to its wide color palette, quartz is making inroads with Canadians who just a few years ago were designing their kitchens around granite countertops.


When it comes to finding the right color for your kitchen, quartz offers the most flexibility. Because it’s man made, there is a wide array of colors and patterns that you can choose from. You can choose the style, match to specific colors, and top it off with a matte or glossy finish. You are in total control of the countertops in the most important room in your home. 


Quartz countertops are more affordable than other stone countertops. While low-end quartz and granite are priced about the same, high-end quartz can be as much as $40 a square foot cheaper than comparable granite countertops. That can turn into significant savings across your kitchen.   

Durability and Maintenance

Canadian homeowners love how durable quartz is, even when compared with granite countertops. Quartz countertops are non-porous, so they can’t stain or harbor bacteria. They don’t chip either and never need to be resealed, giving it another advantage over other countertops.


Canadians take pride in being environmentally friendly, and quartz countertops leave a softer footprint than granite. Heavy mining equipment and considerable transportation are both involved with granite, which leaves a deep environmental footprint. Quartz, on the other hand, is man-made and can be manufactured locally, cutting down on the transportation and mining footprint.

If you are looking for a modern look with little maintenance, quartz is the best choice for your kitchen countertops. It will never chip, stain, or break, no matter what your family tries to do to it and will cost you less to buy and install in your new kitchen.

There are many reasons Canadians prefer quartz countertops. From its stain-resistant qualities to its wide color palette, quartz is making inroads with Canadians


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