Why Restaurants Choose Quartz Countertops over Granite

Busy kitchens need countertops that won’t fail when the pressure’s on. They need to keep clean and retain a like-new appearance without much work. The most popular countertop in commercial kitchens is stainless steel—an obvious choice thanks to its bright shimmer and smooth surface. Recently, however, quartz composite has sprung up in more professional kitchens.

In a 2017 report conducted by Consumer Reports, quartz was ranked #1 on their list of countertop materials that hold up well in busy kitchens. Noted for its durability, ease of maintenance, and sanitation, quartz provides a smooth, cold surface for your kitchen without any worry about maintenance or extra care.


Because quartz contains resins, it can flex a little, making it extremely resilient to stress. While other materials are prone to chipping, quartz is considered by many to be the most durable countertop material. In addition, the way quartz is manufactured helps to reduce installation costs, so your kitchen remodel won’t have to cost an arm and a leg.


Quartz is non-porous, meaning there’s no danger of food particles slipping into cracks and contaminating your prep surface. This also makes cleaning a breeze, as easy as wiping it down with a towel, making it a popular bartop material as well. The use of quartz paired resin also means that, unlike granite, you’ll never have to seal your countertop.


Quartz comes in a variety of color themes, making it easy to color match your countertop to an existing design. While granite and wood contain natural imperfections and spots, quartz maintains a continuous pattern, so the color you pick is the color you get. Sure, decorating may not your commercial kitchen’s top priority, but looking good never hurt anybody.

Why not take a look at some quartz designs? It’s easier than you think to obtain a durable, gorgeous countertop for your kitchen remodel that doesn’t come with the extra headache.

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