The kitchen is often the gathering place in any home. One of the main features in the kitchen is the countertops. There are three reasons to choose quartz countertops over other stone options such as granite or marble for your home remodel.
During transport, quartz is less likely to damage than the more popular granite. This can mean less money in replacement costs and time delays that granite can cause. Quartz countertops are typically a blend of material such as Silestone’s use of 7% resins with the quartz. These resins help make the product even more durable. The natural quartz can then feature pigments to create a one-of-a-kind countertop while still maintaining the natural beauty of the stone.
One key issue with granite countertops is that they are porous. This means that without regular sealing, any spills can cause staining. The kitchen regularly sees a variety of colored liquids from red wine to black coffee. The wonderful thing about quartz is that it is non-porous. This means it resists stains much more effectively than granite. Products used daily in your household have less of a chance of damaging quartz. The surface of quartz is naturally shiny without any sealing necessary. The countertops look beautiful longer with less work.
Since quarts is one of the hardest minerals on the planet, it is exceptionally scratch-resistant. This makes it an excellent material for kitchen countertops. Topaz, diamonds and sapphires are the only minerals harder. When using the cutting board, if the knife slips, you have less fear of scratching the beautiful material. It can scratch when enough pressure or force is applied, but for most everyday kitchen tasks, it resists scratching.
Quartz countertops are a beautiful option for any kitchen or bath. The variety of colors and style options makes it versatile for any decorative design. Find one that suits you then match it with beautiful cabinets.