Countertops made of engineered quartz are considerably heavier than other types of stone, including granite, according to HGTV. Nevertheless, quartz has gained tremendous popularity in home design, due to its durability and natural look.
Quartz countertops are available in a wide range of colors and patterns to coordinate with almost any decor scheme. They are also easy to clean and resist stains from oils and cleaning solutions. Unlike some stone countertops, quartz kitchen countertops do not require resealing, even after years of use. These benefits have made quartz one of the most popular worktop surfaces in new home construction and remodeling, despite their weight and cost.