Quartz countertops are some of the most popular countertop options for today’s homeowners. Have you ever considered why though? Just because a material is popular doesn’t mean that it’s a good choice for every homeowner. Still, some characteristics of quartz countertops would suggest that they live up to their hype.
No one wants to spend tons of time and effort on maintaining their countertops. There are just too many other things to spend that time on. Fortunately, quartz countertops are low maintenance. Quartz is waterproof and non-absorbent, making it easier to maintain than natural stone countertops. You can also use any mild, nonabrasive cleaner to clean quartz countertops–no need for specially formulated cleaners (though you could go that route if you really wanted to).
Countertops see heavy use, no matter where they’re located. Because of that, durability is a must–one that quartz countertops deliver. Quartz countertops are waterproof and resistant to chips, scratches, stains, and water damage. Naturally, you should still take care to avoid damaging your quartz countertops. Use a cutting board and heat pads when appropriate, and clean spills up quickly. Quartz countertops are quite durable, but they aren’t indestructible. Still, they are durable enough to stand up to heavy use in the kitchen or bathroom.
Some people like the idea of having a completely unique countertop, which is what you’d get if you choose marble or granite countertops, or those made from other natural materials. For those who want a consistent appearance across all of their countertops, quartz is the superior choice. Quartz countertops are made using real quartz crystals, minerals, and other pigments all bound together with resin. This makes it possible to create countertops with a consistent appearance throughout. You don’t have to worry about ending up with a quartz countertop that doesn’t look the same as what you saw in a showroom. Because it’s manmade, keeping the appearance consistent is much easier.
There are plenty of reasons why quartz countertops are so desirable. Quartz’s reputation for being a luxury high-quality material makes it a preferred countertop material for kitchens and bathrooms alike. It’s also very customizable since it’s an engineered slab. Just keep in mind that quartz is heavy, and for all its durability, it isn’t 100% heat resistant. Take good care of your quartz countertops so you can enjoy them for years to come.
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