Choosing the perfect countertop material is one of the most important decisions that you can make for your kitchen, bathroom, and home as a whole. There are so many options available—which is exciting, but the process of choosing can also be overwhelming.
So many people are in the market for natural stone but get turned off to it once they realize the degree of upkeep that it requires. If you’re someone who’s drawn to the look of natural stone countertops but don’t have the time nor the desire to maintain them, look no further than quartz.
Quartz countertops bring personality and class to the room that they’re in—not only are they modern and updated, but they also have a timeless and elegant quality about them as well. And while they’re easy on the eyes, they are also known for being extremely long lasting and durable.
This article is here to provide you with all the reasons why quartz countertops are a great idea for your remodel—if you need one last push before making your decision, then this might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Quartz Is Low Maintenance
Natural stone countertops require frequent resealing, commonly as frequent as once a year. If this is something that doesn’t appeal to you—if you’d rather get your countertop sealed once and forget about it—then quartz is a great choice for your home. It has the beauty of granite and marble, but with less upkeep.
The reason why it requires less upkeep is that it’s inherently nonporous. Unlike natural stones, which are naturally porous, it doesn’t make a friendly breeding ground for germs and bacteria—two of the last things you want in your kitchen or bathroom.
Along with quartz being unfriendly to germs, it’s also unfriendly to liquid damage, and all you need to clean it is soap and water. As long as you refrain from using bleach, your quartz should be extremely easy to tidy up.
Quartz Is Durable
Quartz is crafted to withstand everyday wear and tear. You won’t have to worry about scratching, etching, chips, or damage caused by heat.
Quartz can handle a whole lot—as long as you practice a certain degree of conscientiousness (like using a heating pad when setting down hot pans), your quartz countertops should last for generations.
Quartz Is Worth the Investment
While quartz countertops aren’t the cheapest option out there, you do get what you pay for—and quartz is nothing but quality. In many cases, you’ll pay about the same for quartz as you would for granite, but without the consistent cost of regular maintenance.
Of course, prices will vary depending on where you buy the slabs from and the quality of them, but Sanford Granite would be happy to give you a quote so you can keep your budget in mind.
Quartz Has a Consistent Appearance
When it comes to natural stone, there’s no way to predict the coloring and patterns. Each slab is unique—and this could be a positive or negative aspect. On the bright side, your natural stone slab is unlike anyone else’s out there, but it also has the potential for uneven coloring, stilted patterns, or fissures. A lot of people prefer something that’s more consistent, and that something is quartz.
Quartz provides consistency over chaos. What makes it an “engineered stone” is its additives of polymers, resins, and pigments, and these things make its patterns more predictable.
Quartz Is Versatile
Since quartz is a man-made stone, it can be created to look like other types of stone, including granite or marble. If you had your heart set on those stones but they’re out of your price range or maintenance range, then quartz might just be the way to go. You’ll be the only one who can tell the difference!
Quartz also isn’t boxed in to look one specific way—no matter the style of your kitchen/bathroom, whether it’s retro or more modern, quartz is sure to blend in.
Quartz Is Trendy
Quartz is not going out of style anytime soon; in fact, it continues to rise in popularity throughout remodels across the nation. As more people realize how low maintenance, attractive, durable, and affordable it is, the more they’re interested in this countertop material.
Your Quartz Countertops
At Sanford Granite, we pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of countertop materials, and quartz is one of our favorites. We stand by the way it looks, how easy it is to clean, its long-lasting quality, and the material in general.
If you’re interested in incorporating quartz into your kitchen or bathroom remodel, give Sanford Granite a call at (407) 490-4895 for a consultation.