Why should you choose quartz for your countertops?

Why should you choose quartz for your countertops?

BY Theresa Ulrich On

When remodeling your home and kitchen there are many things to consider when selecting materials. Many people might think of granite for their countertops while remodeling their kitchen, but quartz is becoming an increasingly more popular choice. The popularity of quartz has more than doubled in recent years.

There are many benefits of using quartz compared to other types of materials. We’ve listed a few below.

  1. Quartz Countertops Are Sanitary

quartz countertops are engineered to have a nonporous surface which means there are no holes or cracks where spills or liquids could soak in. Quartz countertops are much more resistant to staining compared to other porous materials. There are no cracks or holes in quartz, so it is much harder for bacteria, viruses, or other germs to become lodged into the countertop. The smooth, nonporous surface also makes it much easier to clean. Quartz is a safer and healthier choice for countertops.

  1. Quartz is Tough and Durable

Quartz countertops are made up of approximately 90% quartz and 10% binding polymers and colored pigments. These are man-made slabs of stone. The quartz stone content mixed with polymers and colored pigments makes this material extremely hard and durable. These type of countertops are resistant to scratches, chips, and stains. They’re made to last for many, many years.

  1. Quartz Countertops Come in a Wide Colors and Patterns

Since quartz is man-made and manufactured, you can get it in almost any color and style combination. Most people are used to natural stone which only comes in colors and patterns that occur naturally in nature. Designers and home owners love quartz because it can be manufactured to fit the color palette and aesthetics of any home – from a solid black modern surface to a bright color with silver flakes, the material can be manufactured in either a matte or shiny finish.

  1. Quartz Uniformity

Since quartz is manufactured, the countertops have a consistent look and feel throughout the entire surface. As we all know, the color and pattern of natural stone is not uniform and can look different from one part of the countertop to the other. If you prefer consistency throughout your kitchen or bath, then quartz should be your choice of material.

  1. Quartz Countertops Are a Great Investment

Quartz countertops last for years and it’s most likely you won’t need to replace or repair them. Since they are non-porous and highly durable, they hold original value and are a great asset to your homes value. The low maintenance of quartz countertops means that you won’t have to put extra money into the project once the countertops are installed, no sealing necessary like in other countertop materials such as granite. They’ll look new and up to date if you choose to sell your home – even years after installation.

  1. Ease of Maintenance

Quartz is easy to maintain. Countertops made of natural stone, such as granite or concrete, must have a sealant or wax coating on top – not true for quartz. Quartz countertops never need a sealant or wax coating. less maintenance means less work. You won’t need to get stains out with an intense cleaning session like you would with porous countertop materials. All you need to do is wipe them down with a cleaning wipe or with a cloth, soap, and water.

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