2023 Kitchen Trends: Quartz Countertops are Here to Stay!

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While trends are ever-changing and your aesthetic will often change over time, there are a few things that aren’t going out of style any time soon! Natural stone, specifically granite, spent decades at the top of the trend chart for kitchen countertops; however, one con with granite has made room for another material at the top. Granite is porous, meaning that it absorbs spills and is more likely to stain and grow bacteria. On the other hand, quartz, a high-end alternative to granite, offers all of the benefits of granite without the health concerns due to its porosity.

So, it’s no surprise that quartz countertops in Twin Cities are here to stay when considering the kitchen trends of 2023! Here at Northstar Granite Tops, we offer a wide range of natural stone and engineered stone like quartz.

When compared to its natural stone counterpart, quartz is more low-maintenance due to its higher porosity. While granite can be sealed to protect it from stains and bacteria growth, it must be resealed regularly to ensure that it is kept in the best condition possible. For many, this isn’t much of a deterrent due to the understated elegance of granite, but if you are looking for a lower maintenance kitchen countertop – consider quartz!

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Quartz countertops boast a level of hygiene that is unmatched in most available natural stones. Since it is non-porous, it is not only hygienic, but also stain-resistant – which is an important consideration in the kitchen where spills are guaranteed to happen.

Plus, quartz countertops are extremely strong and durable, which is another plus in the kitchen where things may be bumped against or dropped onto your counters.

While quartz isn’t a natural stone, it is available in many colors, patterns and finishing techniques that can match any aesthetic. It mimics the look of natural stone, so you can enjoy strong, stain-resistant countertops while matching your desired aesthetic.

However, if you are considering an outdoor kitchen, quartz may not be the best fit for you as it is very susceptible to UV light. Granite is by far the best material for outdoor installations.

No matter what location or aesthetic you are hoping to find a suitable countertop for, we are happy to help you! At Northstar Granite Tops we work with quartz, granite, marble, and a wide range of other natural stones as well. For quartz countertops or more throughout the Twin Cities area, call Northstar Granite Tops at 320-963-8677 or request a free quote!