Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops

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We at Carolina Custom Countertops have extensive experience in designing and installing countertops for kitchens and bathrooms, and we understand your choice of countertop material makes a big difference in your overall design. Our team offers a variety of beautiful, high-quality materials for your counters, and one of our most popular choices is quartz.

Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops

In this article, we’ll go over a few pros and cons of quartz countertops to help you decide if they are right for you.


  • Durability – One main benefit of quartz countertops is their incredible durability. Quartz counters are extremely resistant to scratches, scuffs, stains, and other forms of damage. They will continue to look great for years or even decades to come.
  • Low Maintenance – Another advantage of quartz countertops is they don’t require much maintenance. Because quartz counters are nonporous, they will not absorb stains or odors, and they are very easy to clean.
  • Design Flexibility – A third benefit of quartz countertops is the vast number of design options they offer. Quartz counters are man-made using crushed stone, pigments, and resins, and these ingredients can be combined to create a huge number of colors and patterns.


  • Requires Professional Installation – Quartz countertops are too heavy to install on your own, so you will need to hire a crew of professionals instead. This drives up the installation cost, which puts some people off.
  • Indoor Only – If you are looking for a material for the countertops in your outdoor kitchen, quartz is a poor choice since they are intended for indoor use only. When the resins in quartz counters are exposed to the sun, they will fade and become discolored over time, ruining your original design.