If you’ve finally decided on a countertop material after weeks (or even months) of going over options, then you know how great of a feeling it is. And the feeling is even greater if quartz is the material that you’ve decided to go with.
Quartz is not only an amazing choice for homeowners who are design-conscious and stylish—it’s also a great choice for those who would like a return on their investment from a long-lasting, durable material. Quartz has many advantages, and as an engineered stone it’s a great alternative to natural stone choices.
If you’ve already picked quartz and are looking for validation on that choice, keep reading. And if you’re someone teetering on the edge of a decision and need one last push in quartz’s direction, you should stick around too. We’ve compiled three reasons that you’ll be glad to have chosen quartz for your new countertop. By the end of this article, you won’t have any doubts that you made the right decision.
1. Quartz has plenty of stylish design options.
When it comes to quartz, there are design options for all types of kitchens. From traditional to rustic, farmhouse to modern, and everything in between. Colors of quartz range from midnight black to true white, with almost any shade you can think of in the middle. If you’re a fan of home remodel shows and want to model your kitchen after something you’ve seen on TV, quartz makes that easy.
Along with being stylish, quartz is also known for being consistent—and this is because its appearance is controlled during the manufacturing process. It is man made, after all. You can expect the entire countertop to have an even pattern—that doesn’t mean it’s boring or basic, you just won’t come across anything unexpected or unsightly, and that can sometimes be possible in stones like granite or marble. Quartz is predictable, and because the pattern is predictable, the seams easily match up so that the countertop has a visually pleasing flow to it.
There are also endless choices of quartz colors, patterns, edge designs, and finishes. If you’re interested in finding something that matches your taste exactly, then quartz is the way to go.
Quartz even has the ability to mimic the look of natural stone. It comes in patterns that feature mottled colors and visual textures, so it’s like you have a natural stone countertop without all of the care and upkeep that they’re known for.
At Sanford Granite, we’re happy to assist you in matching your quartz to your cabinetry and flooring so your kitchen or bathroom will have a flawless, seamless look.
2. Quartz is a great investment.
Because quartz is long lasting, affordable, and popular, you will get a great return on your initial investment if you ever decide to sell your home. Even if you wait years after installing your countertops, you’ll find that the quartz looks as good as it did on the first day that you had it. This is a hugely enticing aspect for buyers.
Since quartz is such a high-quality, durable, and versatile material, this makes it more valuable than other types of kitchen countertops. Having quartz installed in your kitchen or bathroom makes your home attractive to buyers, which makes it easy to sell.
Buyers love the fact that quartz is a great asset to any type of family. Whether you’re a busy young family with children or a couple headed toward retirement, quartz can serve you well.
3. You go green with quartz.
Engineered stone is better for the environment than plenty of other choices out there. The reason for this is that quartz is a common material that’s easily mined, and no quartz is mined just for the intent of making countertops. Instead, countertops are made from quartz that’s being mined anyway, which lessens the frequency of unnecessary (and sometimes harmful) mining practices.
It’s also a green choice because popular quartz manufacturers like Caesarstone and Cambria are located in North America, which lessens the need for extensive transportation, meaning a smaller carbon footprint for your household.
Granite, unlike quartz, is most commonly found in China or Brazil, so there’s much more transportation that comes with that material. Quartz countertops, during the process of construction, also have fewer carbon emissions when compared with other countertops.
Making Quartz Your Choice
If you weren’t sold on quartz countertops before, we hope that these three factors will help you see the numerous benefits that quartz is known for. And if you’re still having trouble deciding, contact our team at Sanford Granite at (321) 578-9329. We’re here to help.
If you’ve already made quartz your choice, congratulations! You’ve settled on an affordable, green, stylish option that will serve your family for generations to come.