Not like its counterparts, quartz doesn't need sealing or maybe some scheduled maintenance to protect its elegance and functionality. With the open floor plans of many kitchens spreading out in to dining as well as living areas it's important for designers to co-ordinate countertop color choices with the rest of the building. Quartz has gained popularity in the last three years or so, getting nearly as popular as granite. Less clean up means it lends itself really well to galley kitchen area designs along with other small floor programs. You'll be hard pressed to find a kitchen countertop that is much easier to maintain or maybe keep clean compared to a quartz one.