When it comes to remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, choosing the countertop material is one of the biggest decisions that you’ll be faced with. Not only are there tons of options to choose from, the decision itself is ultra-important. The countertop is the centerpiece of the room, and you want to end up with something that you’ll always feel excited about.
A lot of people out there are interested in natural stone—that is, until they see the price tag and realize the maintenance that it calls for. But we have good news: If you’re one of the people drawn to the look of natural stone but would rather go without the hefty price of upkeep, there’s an option for you . . . . Quartz.
Quartz countertops are known for their modern, updated look—they bring an air of confidence to any room. Although they’re bold, they’re also timeless and elegant; these countertops are the whole package, and they’re versatile to boot.
Did we also mention that they’re extremely durable? These countertops will last for generations. In fact, there’s not much they can’t do.
Keep reading to learn more about quartz and why it’s a great choice for almost any remodel. If you’re on the fence about this material, this article might be exactly what you need to make your final decision.
A Low Maintenance Material
What many aren’t aware of is the fact that natural stone countertops need frequent resealing—some, even as often as once a year. If that doesn’t sound like something you’re interested in doing, don’t worry. If you’re the type to get your countertop sealed once and call it good for the rest of its lifespan, quartz is what you’re looking for.
Quartz has the beauty of natural stone—without all the work. The reason it comes with so little work is because, as an engineered stone, it’s automatically nonporous. Natural stones are porous, which is why they need sealant to protect them from germs and bacteria. Quartz can ward those things off all on its own.
Quartz is also not susceptible to damage caused by liquids and stains—thanks again, nonporousness! All you need to clean it is soap and water (no bleach!), and those spills should come right up.
A Durable Material
Quartz is made with the intention of toughing it out. If you have a kitchen that sees a lot of activity, then quartz is the way to go. You won’t have to worry about handling this material with kid gloves, as it can withstand a lot. Scratching, etching, chips, or heat damage are things that won’t have to cross your mind.
We do still recommend putting a heating pad down before hot pots and pans, though. Quartz may be durable, but it’s not indestructible.
A Worthy Investment
Because of its high quality, quartz cannot be qualified as a “cheap” material. What it can be qualified as is “affordable,” though, because you get what you pay for—and you pay for an investment.
You also don’t have to worry about the cost of regular maintenance with quartz like you do for natural stone countertops, so that’s a cost that you can cross off your budget.
Quartz automatically adds resale value to a home, so if you decide to sell one day, you’ll get out of your quartz countertop what you put into it.
A Consistent Material
Natural stone is known for its unpredictability. Some people like this detail, and some would rather have something more uniform. If you fall into the latter category, quartz is meant for you. Since it’s an engineered material, it has an ability to be consistent in looks in the way that natural stone doesn’t.
A Versatile Material
What many of our clients love about quartz is its ability to fit in almost anywhere. Since its makeup includes polymers, resins, and assorted pigments, it can mirror the look of a wide range of natural stones. So, if marble is out of your price range and your kitchen is a little too rough-and-tumble to handle it, all you need to do is find quartz that mimics it. You’ll be the only one who knows the truth!
Quartz has a wide variety of different looks. No matter the aesthetic of your kitchen or bathroom, you’re bound to find a style of quartz that fits.
Quartz is a very popular material, and that’s not going to change—it will never go out of style. More and more people are realizing that it’s not only a beautiful material, it’s also affordable, durable, and low maintenance. What’s not to like?
Quartz for Your Home
At Sanford Granite, we’re the experts in all things quartz. If you have questions about this material or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your remodel, get in touch with us today.