When it comes to countertops, it’s difficult to find a better option than quartz. For a durable, low-maintenance countertop with great and varied design options, quartz is the way to go. Quartz is an engineered stone that offers similar benefits to granite—strength, durability, and beauty. But quartz is also unique in many ways.
This stone is extremely durable. It is engineered to be resistant to corrosion and stains. Quartz is a manufactured stone that is created to be nearly indestructible. It has similar durability to concrete and granite. Quartz is an extremely strong stone, it has a hardness do it that you can’t find with marble. If you want a countertop that will last a lifetime, quartz is a great option for you. When quartz is well taken care of, it will last the lifetime of your house. It may even outlive your house!
Many countertops options are porous—leaving them prone to stains and marks. The more porous the material, the more openings there are that can absorb any liquid. Quartz is engineered, making it different from natural stones like marble. When a material, like marble, is porous, it means that it has pores or tiny holes where liquids and other debris can get lodged. These materials are much easier to stain and harder to lift stains from. This nonporous nature is unique to quartz as most stone products are somewhat porous and can easily absorb liquid.
Because quartz is manufactured, it has a wide range of colors and patterns. This gives you a great opportunity to get creative with your décor. The flexibility found in design with quartz cannot be found with natural-stone. Quartz can be installed without any visible seems because it can be held in place with epoxy instead of screws. This look is also unique among stone materials. A seamless look for countertops can be elegant, smooth, and sleek looking. Quartz is not only great for countertops but also for shower enclosures, backsplashes, and walls. The lack of seems looks great in a variety of designs and rooms.
If you want a low maintenance countertop, you can’t do better than quartz. The nonporous material that is made with resin and ground quartz is very difficult to stain and unlike many other countertops or stones, it does not need regular sealing. Quartz will need routine cleaning with a safe cleaning product, but nothing too time consuming or out of the ordinary. A wipe down once in a while will keep your quartz countertop looking new for decades. So, if cleaning is not your thing, or you don’t want to deal with sealing regularly, go with quartz for your countertops.
Contact us at Granite 4 Less today to learn more about quartz and what it would look like in your home. We have plenty of options to spruce you’re your kitchen or bathroom with the natural looking and unique stone—granite.