Kitchens are the most trafficked room in the house, and there is no single thing that ties a kitchen together better than the countertops. Choosing a new material for your countertops can be a daunting task, and while we offer many great choices here at Granite Pro, we know that there are many advantages to having quartz kitchen countertops installed.
If you already know quartz is the kitchen counter material for you, contact us today at 410.870.8546 to schedule your free consultation and quote with one of our professionals.
Is Quartz Durable?
Kitchen counters have the potential to get pretty expensive, so you want to make sure that whatever material you decide to go with is going to last a long time. Quartz is a very durable mineral, as is the resin mixture used to bind the quartz together to make the finished countertop. When the mixture solidifies, you are left with a solid, non-porous material that is super strong and resistant to chipping and scratches.
When it comes to durable counters, you will often hear people advocating for the natural stone granite – and while it is true that granite is strong and, in turn, long-lasting, quartz remains even more durable. Quartz is a great option for those households that spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing meals because it resists most of the normal wear and tear that comes along with it. It is nearly indestructible when it comes to physical forces, but regular exposure to extreme heat may lead to discoloration over time. To prevent this from happening, make sure you lay down a potholder or some other kind of barrier between the counter and hot dishes.
Quartz Is Easy to Maintain
Maintaining your countertops is the most important thing you can do to ensure their longevity and make sure they stay looking nice. Quartz countertops are non-porous, so you never have to worry about resealing them as you do with some natural stone countertops like marble and granite. Another benefit to the non-porous surface of a quartz countertop is that it is resistant to bacteria build-up.
To properly maintain quartz counters, the only thing you need to do is keep them wiped down. A quick wipe-down at the end of the day will keep your countertops looking clean and new. Another key point in the maintenance of quartz is to prevent any extremely hot surface from coming into contact with the counters. If you do these two things, you can count on your new quartz counters to last you a long time.
Quartz Countertops Come in a Wide Range of Styles
Arguably the biggest advantage quartz has over other natural stone countertops is the variety of styles in which it is available for purchase. Since most quartz counter is made with epoxy resin, the color and pattern of the finished product are extremely customizable. Other natural stones are only available in their natural color and pattern, and while these choices are still an attractive option, you might want something that better matches the overall look of your home. Quartz can be made into slabs that resemble other stones such as granite and marble and available in nearly any color. If you want a little more uniform style, quartz is a great option for your kitchen countertops. GranitePro supplies many types of countertops, including:
Learn More About Quartz Countertop Installation at GranitePro
If you are in the market for some new countertops and are interested in hearing more about all of the great advantages of quartz, you should contact us today at 410.870.8546, or contact us online to schedule your free consultation and quote with one of our trained professionals.