4 Ways to Use Quartz in Your Home Remodel Apr 26th, 2014 Quartz has become a popular material in home remodeling over the past few years. Its durability and elegance blend in well with other materials. It’s also versatile enough to use in flooring, countertops and other prominent displays. It blends in with a variety of looks too, from traditional to contemporary, depending on the type you choose. It’s become the go-to surface for homeowners seeking the beauty of natural stone without the quirky color changes or the need for resealing. Although it is a natural material, today’s quartz surfaces are engineered rather than cut from a slab. Let’s look at 4 ways to use quartz in your home remodel. 1. Kitchen Countertops – The rich palate of new choices in engineered quartz colors for countertops has made quartz a must-have surface for many kitchen remodels. Its scratch-resistant and stain-resistant nature isn’t even its best feature. Quartz is non-porous, so it’s easy to keep clean. It blends well with many different types of flooring and goes well with nearly any color or material in kitchen cabinets. Mix things up by pairing quartz countertops and backsplashes with butcher’s block prep areas. 2. Bathroom – Quartz has become a popular alternative to marble in the bathroom. It can resemble traditional marble material in appearance, but it’s more durable. It’s also popular in tandem with glass in tile patterns. Use quartz for your bathroom remodel in countertops, showers, backsplashes and flooring. 3. Flooring – Engineered quartz flooring comes in different thicknesses, designs and patterns. You’ll find it in solid colors, ranging from neutrals to bright reds, greens and blues. Manufacturers use ground natural quartz as a base, then mix it in with a binding agent, adding pigmentation to create a multitude of flooring choices. Resilience and durability make it a good choice for spaces that yearn for sophistication and shine. 4. Mosaic Wall Tile – Looking for something dramatically different? Use mixed quartz mosaic tiles on an accent wall or on your fireplace. Its variable colors blend in well with neutral surroundings or pale in elegant contrast with bold decor. Dress up your walls in the living room, den, dining room, foyer or great room. Quartz is a long-lasting material that has slowly come down in price. It’s not a material that’s new to remodeling, but it has seen a resurgence in popularity with the availability of new colors and its updated resemblance stone-like patterns. Drawn to quartz? Talk to your home remodeling design consultant to learn how you can incorporate it into your next renovation project.