Depending on your tastes and situation, quartz countertops have a handful of cons. Generally, the drawbacks have to do with: price, functionality, difficulty of installation, and appearance. First, the price tag can be a deterrent for certain people. High-quality quartz countertops are not the cheapest option in the market. Depending on your budget for the project, quartz may not be suitable for you.
Second, there are some limitations to the functionality of quartz countertops. They are not suited for outdoor installations, nor are all sink options for quartz countertops. Additionally, they can be susceptible to heat damage (for example, from placing hot pans directly on them).
Third, quartz countertops are not well suited to DIY projects. The material is quite heavy and is best left to the expert’s application of finishings. Fourth, and perhaps most importantly, not everyone loves the appearance of quartz. While high-quality quartz can be beautiful, it won’t ever look exactly like natural stone countertops. Depending upon the manufacturer and installation, quartz may also have more visible seams. Quartz countertops may not be for you, depending on taste, application, and budget.