Countertops Made of Quartz that Looks Like Marble
Marble is a classic material used for countertops, floors, building exteriors and statues. As a natural stone, it’s very porous and must be sealed on a regular basis to prevent damage from acidic foods and liquids. Because of this, marble isn’t always a practical choice for homeowners and professionals despite its beautiful and timeless qualities. But all is not lost. If you love the look of marble but need a less porous surface for your project, there is a more durable option to choose from: manufactured quartz.
Manufactured quartz is a broad category of stone made from different combinations of natural stone mixed with resins or binders. This process creates a material that is very durable compared to natural stone. Natural stone like marble is prone to etching, staining and scuffing while quartz boasts a higher resistant.
Additionally, quartz countertops are not only more resistant, but they are known for being durable and easy to clean. And because they are manufactured, they offer a consistent, repeatable pattern that makes them highly suitable for matching countertops in large projects. Available in a wide variety of colors, Academy Marble & Granite works with the finest manufacturers of quartz countertops to find the perfect selection for your project utilizing products from:
- Caesarstone© Engineered Stone Surfaces
- Cambria Engineered Stone Surfaces
- Cosentino© Quartz Countertops
- European Alleanza Quartz©
- MS International™ Quartz
- Silestone© Quartz Countertops
5 Quartz Options that Look like Marble
Quartz Option #1: Alleanza Quartz
Alleanza Quartz offers a beautiful alternative to classic Thassos white marble. White marble is increasingly difficult to find in nature, so having a limitless manufactured alternative is a great option for decorators looking for the classic look or who love clean white rooms.
Alleanza also makes beautiful Carrara and Calacatta marble-look countertop material.
Quartz Option #2: Caesarstone©
Caesarstone quartz is a great alternative to natural stone. It comes in hues that are earthy and can be found in nature, so it’s a great option to consider when looking for a stone that mimics marble.
Quartz Option #3: Cambria
Cambria makes a large selection of quartz materials. The brand boasts more than 140 selections to choose from including very subtle small patterns and large dramatic options.
Quartz Option #4: MSI Quartz
MSI manufactures Q Premium Natural Quartz. MSI values sustainability; their Q Premium Natural Quartz features stone reclaimed from the crushed stone leftover in quarries. Ninety-four percent of the natural stone in their quartz is from green sources, making it one of the most “green” quartz suppliers.
MSI’s Chantilly-Taupe Quartz is similar to the rare colored natural gold-tone that’s often found in marble stone.
This kitchen from River Oak Cabinetry & Design features Chantilly Taupe® Quartz countertops paired with oak-plank flooring, taupe glass tiles, cottage white cabinets and chrome fixtures. This quartz really gives the look of delicate, luxurious marble (with added durability)!
Quartz Option #5: Silestone
Silestone creates beautiful natural countertop options that are a great alternative to natural stone. Silestone’s Eternal Collection includes versions of most of the most popular marble options including Calacatta, Bianco Calacatta, creamy Eternal Marfil, rich-brown Eternal Emperador, white Statuario, and dove-gray Eternal Serena.
Silestone’s technology can create multiple surface finishes. These finish options include a high polish, a suede texture and a Volcano a texture that feels smooth but has a slightly rough appearance.
Silestone also makes countertops that mimic poured-cement counters and some in vivid colors including Green Fun, Magenta Energy and Orange Cool.
The team at Academy Marble & Granite is ready to introduce you to marble alternatives for your home or project. We work with quartz countertop manufacturers who can bring almost any idea to fruition. To learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us here.