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.