Quartz Gallery

Quartz countertops have exploded in popularity as an alternative to granite, marble, and other natural stone surfaces. It’s a nearly indestructible material with unlimited color options. At Midwest Rock Tops, we have a wide selection of quartz, so you’re sure to find an option that will be a gorgeous addition to your home.

About Quartz

Quartz is an engineered stone manufactured from about 93% crushed quartz mixed with about 7% pigment and resin. Your choice of colors and patterns is almost endless, with an appearance that mimics natural stone. Quartz is stain-resistant, making these countertops easy to maintain with no need for a sealant. It’s also non-porous, making it highly resistant to bacteria and mold.

Midwest Rock Tops offers a variety of industry-leading quartz brands, including:

  • Definiti®
  • Q Quartz®
  • Colorquartz®
  • Hanstone®
  • Daltile’s ONE Quartz®
  • Ceasarstone®

How to Care for Quartz Countertops

Unlike natural stone, quartz countertops are virtually maintenance free and don’t need to be sealed. These countertops can resist stains from common spills, such as oil, coffee, wine, and juice, but should still be wiped up quickly. For everyday cleaning, simply use a soft cloth and mild soap and water. If you have a grease spot, use a degreasing and disinfectant that doesn’t contain bleach. Don’t use abrasive cleaning solutions or pads on quartz countertops.

View some of our favorite colors and patterns in our Quartz Gallery

White | Gray | Tan and Beige | Brown | Dark

Quartz Myths and Facts

Myth: Because quartz is an engineered stone, it’s all synthetic with no natural properties.

Fact: While the quartz slabs used to make your countertops are engineered in a factory, the quartz in the countertops is natural. In fact, quartz countertops contain about 93% natural quartz, which is ground and then mixed with resin and pigments to produce the slabs.

Myth: Quartz must be sealed, just like natural stone.

Fact: One of the major advantages of quartz countertops is that they don’t have to be sealed like granite and marble. Because quartz is non-porous, adding a sealant is not required to prevent stains from liquid spills.

Myth: Quartz and quartzite are the same thing.

Fact: While they sound alike, they’re quite different. The biggest difference is that quartzite is a natural stone, while quartz is an engineered stone. Regarding style, quartzite offers coloring and patterns similar to marble and granite with a more one-of-a-kind appearance. Quartz, on the other hand, can be made to look like any stone, has a more uniform pattern throughout the slab, and offers the widest selection of colors. Finally, quartzite requires sealing like other natural stones, while quartz does not.

Myth: Quartz is more expensive than granite.

Fact: Quartz used to be the more expensive option, but now quartz and granite countertops are comparable in cost. Midwest Rock Tops offers a range of price points for both quartz and granite, so you’ll find a solution to match your budget.