Category Archives: Manmade Stone Countertops

Quartz – The Unexpected Heavy Hitter

Posted by ExquisiteStone on July 13, 2023

Thinking of new countertops for your house?  Quartz is a popular choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops due to its durability, low maintenance, and wide range of colors and patterns. It is a man-made material that is made from natural quartz crystals, resin, and pigments.

Montauk Hanstone Bathroom Top

One of the best features of quartz countertops is their durability. Quartz is a hard, non-porous material that is resistant to scratches and stains with reasonable use. It is also easy to clean and maintain, as it does not require sealing like natural stone countertops.

Hanstone Slab

In addition to its easy maintenance, quartz also looks great in a variety of installations. Its wide range of colors and patterns allows for endless design possibilities, and it can mimic the look of natural stone such as granite or marble.  The value of installing a marble-look material without the care requirements of natural stone is very exciting.

Quartz countertops can range wildly in price, but they are a durable investment that will likely last for the life of your home.

Stop by the Exquisite Stone showroom today for a free estimate!

Shop our State Fair SALE!

Posted by ExquisiteStone on August 26, 2021

Save $5 per square foot on your next kitchen project with Exquisite Stone! Now through September 1oth we have SIX GRANITE COLORS marked down $5 per square foot, stop by today to get a free estimate.

Special Prices for State Fair Season!

Special Prices for State Fair Season!


Granite countertops can be many things: artistic statement, form over function eclectic centerpiece, or accessory to coordinate with other elements in your home.  Maori granite is a showstopper that demands all the attention.  Here are four ways to see a Maori kitchen, using coordinating colors and materials.  Maori can be coordinated with Hanstone Quartz, Opalescence, White Macaubus Quartzite, or use this stunning color for your entire project.  Visit for more details about our custom stone layout process that helps to make your kitchen a statement.


MAORI KITCHEN MOARI AND MONTAUK GRANITE KITCHEN Maori and Opalescence granite countertops Maori and White Macaubus countertops