Why Quartz Countertops?
When beginning a kitchen or bathroom remodel, one of the most important things to consider is what material will be used for countertops. There are several to choose from: granite, marble, quartz, concrete, and laminate to name a few. While all of these materials work well, depending upon your aesthetic, quartz may be the most versatile and easiest to assimilate into your color palette.
Quartz is manufactured and comes in a variety of colors. Many of these colors you may find in granite or marble, but you can also find hues of red, pink, green and blue, as well as many other color variants, depending on your budget and preference. The appearance of quartz is rich and cannot be produced with other manufactured materials.
Another thing to know about quartz is that it has the same durability as granite or concrete. However, unlike aforementioned materials, quartz is a bit more forgiving and won't chip or crack as easily. Quartz doesn't feel as hard, which some people find more appealing.
Quartz is non-porous and tends to resist staining better than granite, concrete, and marble. Being a non-porous surface means that quartz is excellent for sanitary reasons, as it will not harbor bacteria or viruses.
Keep in mind when shopping for quartz countertops that higher quality quartz prices can be more expensive per square foot than other stones, but you get what you pay for and the different color options can contribute to the cost differences. Also, when using quartz in the kitchen be sure to use protection between hot pans and the counter surfaces as quartz isn't as resistant to heat as granite, concrete or crushed glass surfaces; the same goes for curling irons, hair straighteners, etc. in the bathroom.
Overall, quartz is very low maintenance and should definitely be on your list of materials to consider.
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