5 Quartz Ideas and Inspirations Beyond Your Countertop

Quartz countertops are a staple piece in many peoples’ homes. They’re reliable, versatile and low maintenance. It’s safe to say that for a lot of people, that’s where the use for quartz stops. It shouldn’t though. Shelving, flooring and even fireplaces all work well with quartz. It is a worthy material that can add to the beauty and functionality of your home.

Quartz Facts

First, let’s talk a bit about quartz, which is:

  • A non-porous stone (which means sealing is not necessary)
  • One of the most versatile and lowest maintenance stones
  • Mixed with a variety of other materials, meaning the colour and pattern varieties are virtually endless
  • Not a completely natural stone; this is an advantage because the colour and style of quartz can be customized to compliment any home

What Can Quartz Be Used For (Other Than a Countertop)?


Quartz flooring can totally transform a room. It is also a great solution for spaces that receive heavy amounts of foot traffic and daily wear and tear. Quartz is one of the naturally hardest materials on Earth, so it can withstand a lot of pressure. The two most popular applications of quartz flooring are epoxy quartz flooring, and tiles.

Benefits of quartz flooring:

  • Customizable
  • Extremely durable
  • Doesn’t require sealing
  • Sustainable
  • Cost-effective
  • Slip resistant


After fitting a new kitchen cabinet, you may have smaller, stray pieces of quartz left over. These are great to use for shelving either in your kitchen, or elsewhere around the home.

Quartz can be heavy, so make sure to use a suitable bracket when attaching it to the wall. You can even fix the quartz shelf onto another surface such as wood, to create a custom look. The durability of this material makes it a great option for shelving.


Quartz can add a touch of luxury to furniture. Create your own bespoke pieces like side tables and table tops, or TV and entertainment units by adding a quartz countertop.

Just make sure the quartz is fastened securely and the base can withhold the weight!

Fireplace Mantels

Create a focal point in your room with a quartz fireplace mantel. Heat and fire resistant, in a range of different colour and styles options, a quartz mantel will add class to the interior of your home.


Create the epitome of luxury with an all quartz bathroom! Flooring, ceiling, bath and sink surrounds, and even shower panels are available in quartz. Eliminate the need for grouting with a full slab quartz flooring and ceiling.

Quartz is mould and mildew resistant, and easy to maintain and clean, which makes it a great choice for the bathroom. Plus, quartz is durable and available in a range of designs to suit your style.

Other uses for your quartz could include:

  • Window sills
  • Coasters
  • Placemats
  • Serving trays
  • Laundry bench tops, etc.

The possibilities with quartz are endless! Contact Rock With Us for all of your quartz needs. We have Hamilton and Southern Ontario’s largest collection of quartz, granite, and solid surface stones in a range of patterns and colours.