Alternative Uses For Engineered Quartz Countertop Materials

Silestone Quartz Used on Bathroom Walls - Image by Silestone USA

Silestone Quartz Used on Bathroom Walls - Image by Silestone USA

Using Quartz Slabs Like Cambria, Caesarstone and Silestone For More Than Countertops

Quartz as Backsplash

The same Quartz countertop that was used on the island is repeated as a backsplash behind the slide-in range and under the adjacent cabinets at this kitchen remodel in Waunakee, WI.

If you’ve considered a kitchen remodel, then you’ve certainly heard about the advantages of engineered quartz countertops. A custom-cut quartz slab brings style and atmosphere not just to the kitchen, but any room. It's is durable, nonporous, and scratch-resistant, which makes it a great choice for many different uses and a long-lasting investment for even the busiest areas of your home.

We've heard from many of our clients that the advantages of quartz aren’t just limited to the kitchen; we found it can be used to create a “wow” factor in any room of your home!

The Dining Room

Tabletops - The food may be prepared in the kitchen, but the dining room is where the food will really shine. Imagine how a custom quartz slab – whether replacing an existing tabletop or designed and made just for you – would create a stunning presentation for any meal, from a simple family breakfast to a large holiday get-together. The robustness of quartz also means it can stand up to even the heaviest traffic of dishes, glasses, and spills, meaning that your table will endure through many years of loving use.

Serving trays - For those looking for a smaller project, a quartz cheese slab or serving tray coordinated with your countertops adds an impressive effect to any spread. Often if you’ve remodeled your kitchen with a custom quartz countertop, you will have a sink cut-out left over that’s just the right size for this. Just ask your stonemason to shape as you desire, and add a few non-slip pads to the bottom for safety.

The Living Room

Feature walls & fireplaces - Installing quartz to a vertical surface is a dramatic statement that adds stunning, high-end elegance to any home. Its availability in large panel sizes means that you don't have to worry about seams. New technology like water-jet cutting can even create custom patterns and designs on panels of any size so you can build a one-of-a-kind design that showcases the style of you and your home. Quartz around the fireplace creates statement that will be the centerpiece of the room. With so many options for the style, shape, and size of your quartz slabs, you can find the right look for any style, from an ultra-sleek and modern look to classic elegance.

Staircases - The staircase is one of the most heavily trafficked surfaces in the house, which makes using durable materials key. Particularly in houses which feature a foyer or grand staircase, custom-cut quartz steps can be a beautiful and practical design choice. Consider choosing a matte-finish stone to minimize the potential for slips and falls.

Windowsills - Even thin remnants of quartz can be used to build beautiful custom windowsills that are sure to draw the eye. Especially in a room where natural light is key, a set of classy, custom-built quartz window-sills is a great way to use material leftover from larger projects, or as a great project on their own.

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Quartz as Bench Seat

The seat in this kids bathroom uses quartz as the bench seat surface.

Quartz in the Laundry Room?

Laundry Benchtops - The durable qualities of quartz mean that it can stand up to even the harshest sprays, bleaches, detergents, and chemicals of the laundry room. Often a forgotten space for interior design, matching the countertop in your kitchen and laundry room will add an element of luxury that can make even doing the laundry feel a little more glamorous.

Shelving - This is another great option for materials left over from a kitchen remodel. Custom-built quartz shelving makes for both an enduring and stylish display surface for any room in the home. Use it as an eye-catching showcase for everything from your best linens and towels to books, art, and family photos.

The Bathroom

Bath surrounds - Although already a popular option for bathroom vanities, the large panel size of quartz makes it an ideal choice for a larger project like a bath surround or walk-in shower walls. Moreover, choosing large panels of quartz for your bath surround minimizes grout and seams and makes your bathroom surfaces easier to clean and maintain.

These are only a few of the many options for using engineered quartz in any remodeling project. We have designers at Degnan Design Build Remodel available who can answer your questions about how quartz can bring both beauty and durability to your home.

This article was updated by Abe Degnan on 7/25/18.

About Degnan Design Build Remodel
Since 1981 Degnan Design Build Remodel has provided home improvement and construction services to customers throughout Greater Madison, Wisconsin. Our goal is to WOW you with a "Designed For Your Life" solution using a process that will transform your home into a beautiful living space, delivered on time, and on budget. We are known for our communication, respectfulness, and a commitment to our customers and our community. Contact us to speak with one of our designers about your home improvement project.