5 Versatile Countertop Ideas Using Quartz

Posted 02/28/2020 by Arizona Tile

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Featured Image: Metropolis Grey Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
Featured Image: Metropolis Grey Quartz Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

Can’t get enough of quartz? We understand. This modern, trendy material is a fresh, stylish and practical choice for countertops throughout the home. If you’re planning a countertop upgrade or a full kitchen renovation in 2020, check out these ideas for perfect quartz countertops.

What is Quartz?

Quartz is a unique “engineered stone” that’s man-made rather than mined from the earth in blocks. It’s composed primarily of crystals of quartz, a common mineral, that are crushed and then combined with resins and pigments to create a slab with a range of colors and patterns. The final product is extremely durable, non-porous and as gorgeous as natural stone.

Absolute White Polished Quartz Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
Image: Absolute White Polished Quartz Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

Quartz Countertop Ideas for 2020

#1: Two-Tone Counters

If your kitchen has a lot of counter space or a large island, two-tone countertops can be a trendy look. Bring contrast and unexpected style to your space by pairing two different varieties of quartz together. When pairing grays or other neutral tones, be sure to pay attention to color temperature—warm and cool hues don’t usually look great with one another. White quartz complements virtually any other color, so that can be a great option.

Calacatta Maywood Quartz Stone from Arizona Tile
Image: Calacatta Maywood Quartz Stone from Arizona Tile

#2:  Marble-Look

One of the most popular styles of quartz countertops, for both the kitchen and bathroom, is marble-look quartz. From the delicate pattern of Blanco Genova to the classic Calacatta Maywood and the bold, unique Bertoli, there are plenty of marble-look quartz varieties to inspire your space. Each of these is engineered to mimic marble’s elegant, luxurious appearance, while bringing a timeless character to the room.


Concrete Grey Honed Quartz from Arizona Tile
Image: Concrete Grey Honed Quartz from Arizona Tile

#3: Faux Concrete

If you love the look of a concrete countertop but don’t want to deal with the hassle of installing real concrete, quartz is the answer. With a range of concrete-inspired quartz styles to choose from, you can get the look of concrete with the bonus of quartz’s durability and versatility. Suitable options for a concrete-look result include Concrete Grey Honed and Metropolis Grey.

Silver Stallion Waterfall Edge Quartz Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
Image: Silver Stallion Waterfall Edge Quartz Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

#4: Waterfall Edge

If you have a kitchen island, make it the focal point of your space. Quartz countertops with a striking waterfall edge—which brings the countertop down both ends of the island instead of just on top—are eye-catching and luxurious.

With a pure white quartz, this creates a sleek, crisp and modern look. But it’s also a great opportunity to amplify the visual impact of a particularly bold quartz and really show it off. Imagine the effect of a waterfall edge on a stunning marble-look pattern like Silver Stallion.

Crest Quartz Slab from Arizona Tile
Image: Crest Quartz Slab from Arizona Tile

#5: Earth Tones

While white and gray kitchens are still popular, many homeowners are opting for a warmer color palette in 2020. Rustic earth tones and warmer neutrals from ivory to tan create a rich, chic, inviting kitchen. With quartz, you can complement this color scheme with countertops in hues like cream, beige and sand. Options include Ivory White Honed, Crest and Cashmere-N.

Visit your nearest Arizona Tile location to see your favorite quartz slabs in person. Our experts can help you find the perfect quartz to complement your style and needs.