How to Cut Quartz Countertops

Are you looking to install new quartz countertops? This guide will show you how to cut and install quartz countertops like a pro!

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Quartz countertops are a beautiful and durable addition to any kitchen or bathroom. They’re also a bit of an investment, so you’ll want to make sure they’re installed correctly. That means following the manufacturer’s instructions to the letter, including any special instructions for cutting quartz.

Luckily, cutting quartz is not much different than cutting other stone countertops. You’ll just need to take a few extra precautions to prevent damage to your counters and your saw. With the right tools and a little care, you can cut quartz like a pro.

Tools You Will Need

You will need a few tools to cut quartz countertops, including:
-A Circular Saw: You will use this to make straight cuts in your quartz countertop.
-A Wet Tile Saw: This tool is specifically designed for cutting stone and will give you the best results.
-A Hammer and Chisel: This is only necessary if you need to make curved cuts or cut out a sinkhole.

Measuring and Marking the Quartz Countertop

Cutting a quartz countertop is a tricky process, but it’s doable as long as you take your time and use the right tools. Before you start cutting you need to take accurate measurements of the area where you’ll be cutting the quartz. Then, use a pencil to mark your cutting line on the countertop.

Once you have your cutting line marked, it’s time to start cutting. The first step is to score the countertop along your cutting line with a carbide-tipped scoring tool. You’ll need to make several passes with the scoring tool in order to make a deep enough cut.

After you’ve scored the quartz, you can begin breaking it along the scored line. To do this, place one hand on each side of the scored line and apply pressure until the quartz breaks apart. Once the quartz is broken, you can use a wet saw to finish cutting it to size.

Cutting the Quartz Countertop

Cutting quartz countertops is not a difficult task, but it does require special care and attention. Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on earth, so a properly sharpened blade is essential. A diamond blade is recommended for cutting quartz.

Mark the cut line on the quartz with a pencil or chalk. You can use a straight edge to make sure the line is even.

Attach the diamond blade to the power saw and make sure it is secure. Wet the area where you will be cutting to prevent dust from getting into your lungs.

Cut along the marked line, making sure to go slowly and evenly. Use a wet rag to clean up any dust that has accumulated on the surface.

If you need to make a curved cut, you can mark out the curve with a pencil or chalk and then use a jigsaw to follow the line. Again, wetting the area before cutting will help to reduce dust.

Finishing the Cut Edge of the Quartz Countertop

After the initial cut has been made in the quartz countertop, you will need to finish the cut edge of the quartz countertop. The best way to do this is with a diamond hand polishing pad. These diamond hand polishing pads come in a variety of grits, from coarse to fine. Start with the coarse grit and work your way up to the fine grit until you have a nice, smooth edge on your quartz countertop.


Now that you know the basic steps of how to cut quartz countertops, you can put your new skills to use and enjoy the beauty and durability of this lovely material in your home.