by Shari Held

For as long as we have been designing, building, redesigning, and remodeling our homes people have struggled with choosing the right materials. When it comes to picking out countertops, the challenge is no different.

“At Stone Mart, we understand that selecting your countertop is an investment,” says Kaelyn Van Camp, Marketing Manager for Stone Mart, a wholesale supplier of natural stone and engineered material. “One of our main goals is to offer the highest quality materials to help make your house feel like a home.”

One popular option for countertops is quartz. Quartz is a great material if you want a low-maintenance countertop that doesn’t require sealing. Its surface is resistant to stains and scratches and very durable. If you cook frequently or are hard on your counters, quartz is ideal. In addition, since quartz is a non-porous material, it’s easier to keep your counters sanitary and virtually bacteria-free.

Quantra Quartz, a quartz manufacturer well known for its long-lasting, high-quality material, can be found at Stone Mart. Quantra Quartz is very design-centric and offers a wide variety of colors and styles. This, along with the company’s commitment to sustainability, makes it a brand you can feel good about using to beautify your home.

“Reliability is a big factor when selecting a material,” Van Camp says. “Since your countertops are an investment, you want to make sure they will last a long time.”

Another benefit of quartz is that manufacturers are continuously creating new designs. This makes it easy to find a color and style to meet your needs.

For example, consider some options created by Quantra Quartz. If you prefer a more natural look, Nile or Marfil River would be a good fit. If you want your countertop to show some movement, select a pattern with veining. Calacatta Laurel and Calacatta Nokomi have thick veining for a more dramatic look, while Antonio and Venatino feature thinner, more delicate veining patterns. And, if simple and classic is more your style, try Corfu or Pure, which also has a hint of sparkle. Color options range from warm tones like Arctic Breeze to cool tones like Calacatta Laurel and neutrals such as Himalaya.

So, if you’re in the market for countertops, start at Stone Mart!