17 Beautiful Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Brightly-lit kitchen with quartz countertops and white cabinets and stainless steel appliances

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If you are looking to get the biggest bang for your kitchen remodeling dollars, a quartz countertop is a winning bet. Quartz is an engineered material that is both heat- and stain-resistant making it a perfect choice for busy cooking spaces. Its manufacturing process involves combining around 95 percent ground quartz, which is one of the hardest minerals on the planet, with a mix of polymer resins. The finished result is an incredibly durable stone-like surface that can stand up to daily wear and tear. Just as convenient, the engineered material does not require sealing like natural stone surfaces such as marble or granite.

When it comes to looks, quartz countertops are available in a wide range of colors and even better, stone-like patterns that seriously look and feel like the real thing. To get the gist, check out our favorite quartz countertops for kitchens.

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    Orange Quartz Kitchen Countertop

    Orange quartz kitchen countertop with sink.
    Kropat Interior Design

    Quartz countertops are available in a broad range of colors—think blue, green, red, and orange as shown in this kitchenby Kropat Interior Design. The firm based out of San Francisco, California, went with a glossy, quartz countertop by Silestone in Orange Cool. The edges of the countertop have a softened square finish that shows off the materials 3/4-inch thickness.

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    Waterfall Quartz Countertops in Miami White

    White countertops with a salmon-color accent wall in a white kitchen.
    CaSA—Colombo and Serboli Architecture

    Waterfall quartz countertops are becoming a staple in ultramodern cooking spaces like this one by CaSA—Colombo and Serboli Architecture. Kitchen counters like these have a hallmark edge that starts at the top and continues down to the floor creating a seamless surface that is either an upside-down C or L shape as shown. The bright, quartz countertops in this salmon-colored kitchen is a shade called Miami White by Silestone.

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    Pure White Caesarstone Countertop

    Colorful tile creates a feature wall in a white kitchen.
    Ann Lowengart

    When it comes to kitchens, nothing is quite as luxurious as a three-inch-thick quartz countertop as shown in this cooking spaceby interior designer Ann Lowengart out of California. The countertop shown here is by Caesarstone in Pure White. The company has been manufacturing high-performance quartz surfaces in a wide range of stones styles and colors for more than 30 years.

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    Black Quartz Countertops That Look Like Marble Bring the Drama

    Black-and-blue kitchen with black marble-like countertops.
    Black Lacquer Design

    Whip up a dramatic statement in your kitchen with a veiny, cobra black quartz countertop. The engineered slabs used in this condo kitchen by Los Angeles-based Black Lacquer Design resembles luxurious Calacatta marble.

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    Polished, Black Quartz Countertops With a Matching Backsplash

    Glossy black quartz countertops with yellow, green, blue, red, and purple cabinets.
    Parker Bathrooms

    This glossy cooking space by Parker Bathrooms based in the U.K. is brimming with striking pops of color. The countertops and backsplash are polished, black quartz. The lacquered kitchen cabinets bring a colorful contrast that draws the eye closer.

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    Retro Inspired Kitchen With Quartz Countertops

    White marble countertops with a white tile backsplash.
    Plus Rooms

    The interior design firm Plus Rooms situated in London elevated this retro-inspired kitchen with quartz countertops that resemble Calacatta marble.

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    Pale, Neutral Kitchen With a Cambria Quartz Countertop

    Cambria quartz countertop in a white kitchen.

    Studio McGee

    When designing this small, apartment kitchen, the goal was to keep things light and airy. Utah-based interior design firm, Studio McGee got a chunk of the job done with a Cambria quartz countertop. Black appliances and dark decorative accents add bold contrast to the mostly pale, neutral space.

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    Bullnose Edge Quartz Countertop

    Gray countertops on a white island with black countertops and blue cabinets.
    Maya Wilson Interiors

    There are several different edge styles for quartz countertops. For example, take a good look at this kitchen island. Maya Wilson Interiors out of the U.K. selected a rounded edge bullnose style. It beautifully shows off the counter's white and black specs.

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    Quartz Countertop That Will Not Stain Like Carrera Marble

    Blue kitchen cabinets with white farmhouse sink and copper faucet.

    White Arrow

    This gorgeous blue and white kitchen by Brooklyn-based interior design firm White Arrow features a quartz countertop that is a dead ringer for Carrera marble. The essential need to know, while coffee, juice, tomatoes, and wine, can easily stain natural marble, you will not have that worry with engineered quartz.

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    Quartz Countertop That Looks Just Like Concrete

    Rustic blue kitchen with gray countertops.

    Holmes Hole Builders

    Concrete countertops are insanely popular these days, but just like natural stone, the material can stain easily if not properly sealed. Enter the quartz countertop manufacturer, Caesarstone. They engineered the quartz countertop in this cooking space designed by Holmes Hole Builders, a construction company out of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts. The quartz countertop looks precisely like authentic concrete.

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    Glossy Gray Quartz Countertops

    Modern yellow kitchen cabinets with white backsplash.

    Enjoy Home

    Highly polished gray quartz countertops beautifully work with the yellow cabinetry in this small apartment kitchen by Russian design firm, Enjoy Home.

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    Helix Quartz Countertop by Caesarstone

    Ceaserstone quartz coutertop helix with pendant lights.

    Finding the perfect countertop for your style and cooking needs can be incredibly challenging says, Jill Cordner, one of the interior designers for Homepolish, an online decorating service. She looked at a gazillion samples of quartz marble before going to a slab yard to view full-size options. The winning pick for this kitchen is a marble pattern called Helix by Caesarstone.

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    Modern Farmhouse Kitchen With Quartz Countertops

    Soft gray quartz countertops with white kitchen and stainless steel dishwasher.
    Jennifer Dennis

    Quartz countertops are becoming a staple in modern farmhouse kitchens. Case in point is this lovely neutral cooking space by Jennifer Dennis. She is an award-winning interior design working out of the Washington, D.C., metro area. The shaker style cabinetry is a soft shade of gray. The color matches the new quartz countertops and subway tile backsplash.

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    This Kitchen Combines Quartz With Calacatta Marble

    Marble and quartz kitchen with blue-and-white chairs.

    Large slabs of white engineered quartz and genuine Calacatta marble run throughout this chic cooking space by Natalie Chianese, one of the many interior designers represented by Homepolish.

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    Red Quartz Countertops Add a Retro Twist to a White Kitchen

    Red quartz countertop in a white kitchen.
    Kitchen & Bath Design and Construction

    Red quartz countertops by Caesarstone personalize this white cooking space by Kitchen & Bath Design and Construction out of West Hartford, Connecticut.

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    Combine Quartz Countertop Styles

    Two tone quartz countertops with blue cabinets.

    CM Natural Designs

    Two different styles of quartz dress up this cooking space by CM Natural Designs out of Marin County, California. The countertops lining the wall are gray quartz. On the kitchen island is a beige faux marble.

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    Contrasting Quartz Countertops in a Modern Kitchen

    Two different quartz countertops in a kitchen with brown cabinets.

    Turek Design

    A waterfall quartz kitchen island and matching dining table make this modern neutral kitchen by New York City-based Turek Design incredibly inviting. The countertops lining the back wall are quartz with a soft gray finish. Both the island and table are a pattern called White Attica by Caesarstone.

  • What are some pros and cons to quartz countertops?

    Some of the pros of quartz countertops include durability, stain resistance, and their beautiful appearance. Some cons include the high price and heat sensitivity of the material, and in addition, quartz countertops must be professionally installed.

  • Is quartz cheaper than granite?

    Quartz and granite are both beautiful, durable choices for any home. But you should not base your choice on price. Quartz and granite can run neck-and-neck when it comes to pricing. Sometimes quartz is cheaper than granite and vice versa. The issue may come down to the quality of slabs of either material.

  • Is it better to get granite or quartz countertops?

    The answer depends on your wants and needs. If you want a gorgeous, durable, steam-resistant material, you'll love quartz countertops, but you may not love the high price and heat-sensitivity. If you want a beautiful, natural material, then granite wins out, but you may not like the high maintenance.