The 12 Most In Demand Brands Of Quartz Countertops For Kitchens

Twelve In-Demand Quartz Countertop Manufacturers

Engineered stone countertops have been growing in popularity over the past several years. Today, while granite is still the number one choice for most homeowners, quartz is rapidly gaining favor with both homeowners and kitchen design experts.

Thanks to today's advanced manufacturing techniques, companies are producing engineered stone products that can rival the look and feel of the most beautiful natural granite and marble and offers better durability and stain resistance at an affordable cost. When it comes to sanitary conditions, durability, and warranties, all quartz countertops are relatively equal.

Let's take a look at the ten most popular quartz countertops available on the market today.

The Benefits of Quartz Countertops

Quartz has some similarities to granite in that it is hard and durable, but it also has some significant advantages over natural stone. Natural stone is porous and prone to staining if not regularly and adequately sealed. Engineered stone is made using 93% natural stone and 7% resin and polymers. As a result, it is impervious to stains since it is completely non-porous. Quartz is also a bit more flexible than natural stone and is much more scratch and chip resistant. However, unlike natural stone, quartz is not heat resistant, so you'll need to use a trivet before you place hot pots or pans on the counter.

Quartz countertops are remarkably consistent among the various manufacturers. Making a decision really comes down to the details of color, finish, and availability. To help you decide which is right for you, here's a list of the ten most popular quartz countertops among homeowners and designers.

The Top 12 Quartz Countertop Brands

Each of these manufacturers offers a wide selection of quartz products that can fit into any kitchen style. While some are available only through your kitchen and bath designer or remodeler, most are also available at design centers throughout the country. Your design-build contractor can provide you with samples to help you make a perfect choice.

1. Caesarstone

With over 40 colors readily available in design stores nationwide, Caesarstone is the number one choice in engineered stone. It comes in a wide variety of styles from more traditional looks like marble, too some contemporary and daring textures. Caesarstone is continually improving and growing their product range and has added styles that will fit into almost any kitchen design.

2. Silestone

One of the most popular brands in quartz countertops among homeowners and designers, Silestone is available in over 60 colors and styles. It is available through your kitchen design firm as well as in design centers around the country.

3. Cambria Quartz

Cambria is a high-end brand that is only available through select specialty stores and distributors. With over 100 design styles and colors available, it comes with a lifetime warranty. This luxury brand boasts some of the most exciting color options available and the most realistic looking natural stone patterns on the market, including a beautiful imitation marble. Cambria is the only brand that is wholly manufactured in the United States.

4. Santa Margherita Quartz

Santa Margherita is available from the Verona Marble Company in some collections from the exotic Glitter line to the more traditional Legacy Design. The company also offers some unusual and unique surface options including a beautiful line called “Textured Wave.”

5. Viatera

This product is manufactured by the popular consumer electronics and appliance company LG. The Viatera line is created in Italy by LG and is available in 50 earthy colors. With a wide range of colors from “Snow Storm” to “Absolute Night” you're sure to find the perfect color for your new kitchen!

6. Okite

Okite is another high-end luxury manufacturer. Their products are sold exclusively through design firms and high-end kitchen cabinet retailers. They offer over 40 vibrant, luxurious and elegant colors.

7. Corian Quartz

Corian Quartz, formerly known as Zodiaq, is a versatile line of quartz products manufactured by the chemical giant DuPont. Corian Quartz comes in over 40 colors and various interesting textured varieties. They are available at design centers and big box stores nationwide.

8. Granite Transformations

This is a unique line of engineered countertops that are made using granite, stone, and quartz along with resins and polymers. It's available in over 40 colors and textures, this product can only be purchased at Granite Transformation stores around the country.

9. HanStone

HanStone Quartz is manufactured in North America. With six times the durability of granite its a countertop material that is ideal for aspiring chef’s and those families that spend a lot of time in the kitchen. HanStone has seven different collections and over 50 styles designed to match a variety of kitchen designs.

10. MSI Q Quartz

MS International (MSI) was founded in 1975 and is a premium surface provider for residential and commercial applications. MSI’s line of Q Premium Natural Quartz comes in dozens of elegant scratch, heat, and stain resistant styles and it’s backed by a lifetime residential warranty.

The last two selections on our list are engineered stone products that are similar to quartz but are made using different materials. They offer a unique look and rival quartz regarding durability and are also chip and stain resistant as well.

11.  IceStone

IceStone is an environmentally friendly quartz alternative. It's made using recycled glass, cement, and pigment making it a wonderfully unique option for homeowners seeking a different look. It's available in over 20 colors from neutrals to bright colors. This US-manufactured product is an excellent choice that can fit into any kitchen design.

12. Concetto by Caesarstone

Caesarstone's luxury line of engineered stone, Concetto is a handmade product that is created using individually cut semi-precious stones. From ice quartz to gray agate and amethyst, Concetto is an opulent translucent surface that is absolutely incredible! If you have the budget and are seeking the best of the best to make a unique statement in your kitchen, Concetto is the ultimate choice!

The Takeaway On Quartz Countertops

These ten most popular lines of quartz countertops offer you thousands of choices in style, color and texture for your kitchen. An excellent place to start is by talking to your kitchen and bath designer. They can help you choose the perfect countertop for your kitchen remodeling. Today there are manufactured stone products that look remarkably like granite, limestone, marble and even slate. They're available at a price point that fits almost any budget, and more importantly, quartz countertops can be a beautiful focal point in your dream kitchen!

If you're considering a kitchen update or a full remodeling project, give the design team at Toulmin Cabinetry and Design a call. We work with some of the top manufacturers in the country so we can provide our clients with the most beautiful high-quality quartz products available.