For kitchen and bathrooms, quartz countertops are the most popular surfacing material. They’re stylish, come in a range of colors and can be customized to suit your kitchen’s design.
A quartz countertop is sold in slab format, just like granite or marble; however, it offers more benefits than other types of countertops. Whatever color you choose or where it is installed, quartz outperforms the competition in numerous ways.
1. QUARTZ IS NON POROUS
Approximately 90% of quartz countertops are made from quartz, and this has two advantages for you.
First of all, quartz is nonporous, which makes it stain-resistant. If liquids are wiped away as soon as they spill, there should be no issue. Granite, which is porous, absorbs liquids and moisture. Over time, a kitchen countertop may absorb oils, wine, juice, and other substances that will be difficult to remove. This is because the pores let the substance in below the surface where it can’t be wiped away.
The second benefit of the non-porous nature of this countertop is the fact that it won’t require sealing. To help prevent stains in other materials, it needs to be sealed periodically. This is time consuming and if left undone, can harm the material. Quartz doesn’t require sealing, so it takes less work to have in the home.
2. LOW MAINTENANCE
In addition to being non porous, quartz countertops are also low maintenance. Any spills can be quickly wiped up, so no scrubbing, poultices, or special cleansers are required. Quartz, in contrast to stone, can be cleaned with your basic household cleansers, or with soap and water without having to use special cleansers to prevent etching. Since it’s scratch and stain resistant, you won’t have to worry about it as much.
3. HIGHLY DURABLE
Countertops in kitchens must be durable and long-lasting. Quartz is incredibly strong and durable. You can use your quartz countertop for all your kitchen needs, without worrying that you’ll be damaging it in any way. As Quartz is also heat resistant this allows you to relax more and really use your countertop, instead of worrying constantly about caring for it.
The largest benefit you’re going to receive from a quartz countertop is the many stylish choices available. Quartz comes in an extremely wide range of colors and patterns. It can mimic the look of marble, granite, or concrete, and is available in colors that may be unobtainable in other materials like bright blue.
Every quartz countertop is made to order. Which means that if you have odd angles, curves, want a waterfall edge, or any other unique situation, quartz can be shaped to match. You can customize the look of your quartz countertop to match exactly to your home.
If you want the traditional look of polished marble or even the industrial appearance of leathered concrete, quartz can match! Because quartz is much more durable and lower in maintenance than these other materials, you come out ahead each time!
5. REDUCED IMPERFECTIONS
If you take a really close look at a slab of granite or marble, you may notice many small naturally occurring imperfections. Pits, fissures, cracks, and color streaks are there in nearly every type of stone. Some may be small, some may start small and grow over time, and others are noticeable right from the beginning.
Quartz countertops are made with precision, using controlled materials, as well as quality control and care which reduces the incident of pits, fissures, and other imperfections that often come up in stone countertops.