When it comes to designing the bathroom or kitchen, most people immediately think of granite countertops. However, in recent years quartz is becoming an increasingly more popular choice. Quartz generally is synthetic, engineered stone. The increase in popularity is because quartz provides a wide range of benefits, including strength, beauty, and durability.
Below are some of the benefits that make quartz a great option for your kitchen and bathroom countertops.
Tough and durable
Quartz is slabs of stone made up of about high amounts of quartz, usually 90% and 10% binding polymers and color pigments. The high quartz content property makes the countertops extremely hard and durable. The durability of quartz makes it a beautiful choice for kitchen countertops where you will probably be banging down pots, knives, cups, and pans. Quartz is also resistant to scratches, chips, and stains. As a result, the countertops can last for years and years without worrying about replacing or fixing cracks and scratches.
The countertops are engineered in such a way that they create a nonporous surface. This means that quartz countertops do not have a hole or crack where spills or liquids could soak in. This makes the countertops more resistant to staining as compared to other porous countertops. Besides, a nonporous countertop is more sanitary because it doesn’t have any cracks or holes for bacteria, germs, and viruses to lodge into. It is also easy to clean a smooth, nonporous surface, which adds to the countertop’s cleanliness.
Ease of maintenance
Countertops made of quartz require minimum maintenance as compared to other countertop materials such as granite or concrete. Countertops made from granite and concrete must have a wax-coated top, which must be maintained regularly. Also, since quartz countertops are nonporous, they are very easy to clean and maintain. You won’t have to worry about scrubbing the surface like you would with countertops made of natural stone. You simply wipe with a cleaning wipe, and the surface will be sparkling clean.
Variety of styles
Suppose you want to get a personalized design for your kitchen and bathroom tops, man-made a great choice. The countertops are man-made and can be designed and engineered to have different colors and aesthetics. Quartz is a manufactured material; thus, it can be produced in different colors and styles depending on your preferences. The wide variety of options allows you to easily match your countertops with your home décor since you will get a specific color and pattern.
Uniform look and feel
Natural stone has varying colors and textures. However, with manufactured quartz, your countertops’ color, pattern, look, and feel are guaranteed. The uniform look and feel will provide a consistent style and look, which will add to your kitchens or bathroom’s aesthetic value.
Natural stone like marble and granite are still popular choices among most people when it comes to countertops. However, the benefits mentioned above make it easy to see why quartz countertops are quickly gaining popularity and becoming a great choice for kitchen and bathrooms. They are nonporous, sanitary, and come in different styles, thus a great choice for homeowners and home designers.