One of the most often asked questions when designing a kitchen is “What is the most durable stone countertop for people who love spending time in the kitchen?” Well folks, the answer is quartz!
Now, before you cringe at the once hated counter top for its lack of colors, sparkle and patterns, stay hopeful and keep reading because quartz has become one of the most versatile stones to date.
Quartz countertops are man-made and engineered with 90% ground quartz (a natural hard mineral) combined with 10% polyester resins and pigments to give it color. The resins make this countertop non-porous so it never has to be sealed.
It is ultimately maintenance and worry free as it is scratch, stain and heat resistant. Don’t be afraid to spill that red wine, or be a rebel and ditch the cutting board! Now, compare that with granite, the over obsessed about high end countertop that needs to be sealed yearly to have this type of durability.
2.) Color Choices:
Besides its durability, quartz now offers hundreds of colors to choose from with many different finishes. It was once only available with a polished finish, but now you can get it with a honed, sandblasted or embossed treatment depending on the look or feel you are going for. Besides the finish, quartz has introduced more veining, patterns and glass flecks to give it the natural, un-uniform look of granite.
3.) Replacement for Marble:
Quartz is a great alternative for Marble; one of the most aesthetically pleasing countertop options. Marble is among the least durable countertops and is very costly making Quartz the better option. Some great Quartz options include:
4. Easy Repairs:
Because Quartz is a natural stone, it is possible to chip. If you chip your Quartz countertop, it is easily reparable unlike most other countertop materials such as granite and marble. Your local countertop company can easily fix any accidental damage at a reasonable price.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a durable yet stunning countertop, quartz is the countertop for you! Whether you want something sleek and shiny or matte and organic, quartz won’t let you down!