Quartz is made from one of the most durable minerals on the planet, so quartz countertops are perhaps the most hard-wearing option for bathrooms. (And they are also some of the most appealing!) Quartz comes in a wide assortment of colours (including candy apple red, salad green, earth tone browns and blacks). Quartz even has sparkles and veining for a luxe, enchanting look. Resins also help make quartz countertops resistant to stains and scratching. They are not porous, so sealing is not necessary. Granite typically needs a new protective sealing at least once a year. In the past, the biggest con against quartz was that patterns and colour variations were very minimal (natural stone colours came very basic). But that’s no longer a concern, with York Fabrica offering multihued slabs with swirls, and random patterns to make them almost impossible to differentiate from the real thing. Honed, sandblasted or embossed treatments are all available now—you don’t need to settle with a polished finish only. There’s a quartz countertop for just about any taste!