quartz kitchen countertops

Choosing the Perfect Quartz for Your Kitchen Countertops

Quartz countertops are popular in Pittsburgh because they are strong, easy to care for, and look stunning. When choosing the perfect quartz for your kitchen countertops, there are several factors to consider:

  • Choosing the right brand
  • Cost and budget
  • Visual appearance
  • Durability and maintenance
  • Edging
  • and Professional installation

Choice Granite and Marble has the knowledge to guide you through finding the perfect quartz countertop for your Pittsburgh home. Let us assist you in choosing and designing a stylish and practical kitchen.

quartz kitchen countertops

Choosing the Right Brand

Choosing a high-quality quartz for your kitchen or bathroom counters will bring you decades of joy. The Quartz market is full of many brands.  Many differences in these brands will ultimately provide you with dozens of choices. Which is the best one? Considerations when choosing a brand are price, quality, and appearance.

Each brand offers a unique selection of colors, patterns, and features. Some well-known brands we offer include Caesarstone, Silestone, MSI, and HanStone, among others. We offer many high-quality slabs and you can trust that we will provide you with the best options for your budget.

Cost & Budget

Quartz countertops offer the homeowner many benefits, including its durability and a wide range of design options. Always remember to consider the cost and your budget. Quartz is more affordable than marble but can be more expensive than other countertop choices. The cost of Quartz can vary based on brand, color, and thickness. 

Visual Appearance

One of the most significant advantages of quartz countertops is the wide range of colors and patterns available. Quartz slabs are artificial stone slabs that are also mostly made of Quartz mixed with other stones, dyes, and resin.

Colors of Quartz vary from the classic white countertop, to bold dramatic colors. With so many options, there is a Quartz that will fit your taste and style. Remember to consider the overall scheme of your kitchen or bathroom before choosing a Quartz color. Match your ideal color to coordinate with existing cabinets, paint colors, flooring, and backsplash for a cohesive design.

The most popular color selection among homeowners continues to be white, beige, and gray. These colors provide a clean look and allow it to be incorporated with almost any kitchen style. If you want to make a bold statement in your home, choose from many other colors and patterns. Allow your countertops to be the focal point of the room.

quartz kitchen countertops


Durability is an important factor to consider when choosing your countertops. Quartz countertops excel in this aspect as they are highly resistant to scratches, stains, and heat. Quartz is an ideal choice for your busy kitchen.

Maintaining a quartz counter is easy, as it is a non-porous material, preventing the growth of bacteria. Clean-up is easy with mild soap and water.

Last, consider the thickness of the slab you order. Generally, slabs of quartz range from 1/2 inch to 1 1/4 thick. We recommend thicker slabs for areas of heavy use, such as kitchen islands.


Choosing the right quartz slab for your kitchen can have a significant impact on its appearance. Although the edges may appear small, they have the power to completely transform the overall look of your kitchen. Choice Granite and Marble has many edge profiles to choose from including:

  • Beveled edge
  • Double thick eased edge
  • Eased edge
  • Full bullnose edge
  • Half bullnose edge
  • Ogee edge
  • Chiseled edge

The choice of edge profile depends on your personal preferences and the overall style of your kitchen. Choice Granite and Marble can help you choose the perfect edge for your kitchen countertops.

Professional Installation and Maintenance

After choosing the perfect quartz for your Pittsburgh kitchen, Choice Granite and Marble will provide a professional installation. Having your quartz countertops professionally installed is important to ensure a seamless and secure fit.

After installation, it’s essential to follow proper maintenance practices to extend the lifespan of your countertops. While quartz is low-maintenance compared to other materials, there are still some guidelines to keep in mind:

  • Make sure to clean spills promptly. Although quartz resists stains, it’s always best to clean spills right away to prevent potential discoloration.
  • Always make sure to use mild cleaners on your new countertops. Avoid harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaners to avoid surface damage.
  • Use cutting boards. Even though your quartz counters are durable and scratch-resistant, using a cutting board will prolong the life of your counters.
  • Avoid excessive heat when you can. Though quartz is heat resistant, prolonged exposure to high temperatures can lead to damage.

Contact Us Today

Choice Granite and Marble is your premier supplier of quality quartz for your home. Whether you live in North Hills or South Hills, Choice Granite and Marble has you covered? Contact us today for your consultation on your dream kitchen.

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