Benefits Of Quartz Countertops
There many reasons to choose quartz for your new countertops (cost, looks, etc.). We're sharing the 10 benefits of quartz countertops and choosing quartz here!
If you're looking to remodel your kitchen, you're probably looking to upgrade your countertops. Depending on what you've had in the past, you may be partial to a certain material.
Some people just love stainless steel. Other people prefer marble. Others still might want some sort of composite. But there is one category often left off the list and that's quartz.
But why would you want quartz as opposed to anything else you can have? Let's take at look at several of the incredible benefits of quartz.
1. Hygiene Is One Of The Wonderful Benefits Of Quartz
You may be scratching your head right now trying to figure out what a quartz countertop has to do with hygiene. Don't worry. We were doing the same thing when we heard.
But unlike your typical tile countertops or anything that requires grout-lines, quartz contains a micro-ban that protects against germs.
It's also an easy surface to clean. And you never have to reseal it, unlike marble and granite.
2. Quartz Is Non-Porous
Quartz countertops are made of 93% quartz and 7% resins, polymers, and various types of pigments. This is why they are non-porous.
Conversely, marble and granite have capillaries that run through each slab. If you spill something that stains on unsealed marble or granite, you will find that it can bleed into the countertop. This stain will be impossible to extract.
3. Quartz Is Easy To Maintain
We've already established that quartz does not need to be resealed like marble and granite.
And if you take care of your quartz by cleaning up spills as soon as possible, no other maintenance is required.
One of the amazing benefits of quartz is that it remains beautiful and intact with minimal effort on your part. Which makes it great even for an outdoor kitchen where the weather might tear apart any other countertop material.
4. Quartz Is Stronger Than Most Anything Else
You can bang your pots and pans around on your quartz countertop and not have to worry about a thing. It won't scratch, ding, or crack unless you're using a sledgehammer.
As we pointed out before it's made of 93% natural quartz. This is almost pure stone with no air pockets, inner deficiencies, or cracks. And the resin binder is almost bulletproof.
You won't find a better and stronger material than quartz for your countertops.
5. The Color Of Quartz Is Consistent
And it's consistent all the way through.
Did you know that granite can be dyed? The core of the granite can still be gray while at least half an inch in is a different color. This is different than clear resin protective coating. It's an actual dye or paint that bleeds down into the stone.
Of course, not all granite is dyed deceptively. You can buy granite countertops that are of incredible quality.
But, one of the great benefits of quartz is that what you see on the surface is what's inside. The slab is homogeneous all the way through. And this includes the color. So, if, forbid it ever be so, you chip the counter, you won't have an ugly scar that's a different color.
6. Quartz Will Always Appear How You Order
Since quartz countertops are constructed instead of cut from stone, you will always receive what you ordered and be charged as quoted.
A custom marble or granite manufacturer might tack on an extra charge for having to cut around a defect. But with engineered quartz, there are no defects. A defect would be the fault of the manufacturer. They couldn't pin it on nature.
You will always have the color, pattern, and texture you want.
7. Quartz Countertop Cleaning Is Easy
All you need is mild soap and a washcloth really. Other countertops might require a special soap or extra sealant. Not quartz! That's one of the many benefits of quartz.
How easy is it to clean your quartz countertops? Take some non-abrasive material like a soft sponge or dishcloth and some gentle dish soap. Then wipe down the counter. You'll want to use stone polish every once in a while to keep up the shine.
And if you have a two-year-old who is into writing on everything with markers, no worries, a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and some denatured alcohol will do the trick!
8. Quartz Is Comparatively Inexpensive
You probably have a budget for your kitchen remodeling. If you don't and you have all the money to spend in the world, you'll still save on quartz vs anything else.
One of the greatest benefits of quartz is that it is affordable (when compared to higher-level granite). Exotic granite is much more expensive because of its rarity. Plus granite has to be cut from massive blocks to get the right size for your countertop. This adds to the price.
With quartz, you won't have to compromise if you have a big kitchen to remodel. Nonetheless, the price of engineered quartz can vary widely depending on the brand.
9. Quartz Is Scratch Resistant
While it's not diamond strength, it is a stronger material than granite. Granite can scratch, especially if not sealed correctly.
But quartz will endure the punishment of your haphazard cooking ways and rambunctious children. Sometimes you don't want to have to worry about scratches in your counter tops when cooking. With stainless steel, you have to buff out scratches. With granite, you would have to sand down the scratches.
It's rare that you would have to do anything to a quartz countertop to take out scratches.
10. The Look Of Quartz Is Contemporary
You want your kitchen to look as updated as possible. While you might go for a vintage style, keeping your kitchen in the 21st century and possibly in this decade will increase your ROI.
And quartz will help you contemporize your kitchen. It can be cut with sleek straight lines and offset any fixture well.
The Bottom Line
If you're looking for tough, contemporary countertops, quartz is going to be your best bet. Very few drawbacks exist in buying quartz over granite or marble. You will eat breakfast every morning loving your decision.
If you're looking to update or remodel your kitchen, give us a call. We'll make sure your countertops look amazing!