Granite has ruled the kitchen design scene for years, but it is now time for quartz. But why is quartz becoming so popular and what are the benefits of quartz worktops and countertops compared to other materials? Continue reading to find out.
1. Easy to Maintain
Quartz countertop does not need sealing or waxing, which means it requires less maintenance than other countertop materials. Cleaning is easy to handle with soap and water. Stains are easier to remove and you don’t have to worry about scrubbing.
2. Quartz is Very Durable
Engineered quartz countertops are made up of 90% quartz and 10% resin and colour pigment. High per cent of quartz makes the product very durable and hard. Quartz is resistant to scratches and chips, therefore a quartz countertop will last you for many years without any change in its appearance.
3. Quartz is a Non-porous Material
The surface of a quartz countertop is smooth and non-porous and because of that, it is more resistant to stains then the porous materials. Also, bacteria or germs can’t lodge into your countertop. The even surface makes it easier to clean the countertop too.
4. Variety of Colours
Quartz is a man-made material, which means it can be engineered to have the desired colour. Matching your home décor is easy with quartz, as you can get anything from vanilla sky to red.
5. Variety in Styles
Quartz can be also engineered to have desired style or finish. You can choose from the matte or glossy finish. Styles can range from marble to leather, depending on your needs and desires.
6. Long-term Investment
Because of the durability of the material, you will only need to replace it if you have the specific wish for a change. Otherwise, quartz countertop will last you for ages.
7. Less Expensive than Granite or Marble
Quartz slabs are generally cheaper than granite or marble, but also require less maintenance. This means not only you will save for the project, but for the upcoming expenses of the maintenance also.
8. Uniform in Look
Natural materials can have a texture or colour variation. This is not the case with quartz- because it is manufactured, quartz countertops can have even surface in colour and texture, if required.
9. Can be used in a Variety of Options
Quartz slabs can be also used for shower walls, backsplashes or floors. If you like a uniform look to your home, it is good to know that there are other options for using quartz slabs.
10. It is Environmentally Friendly
Natural quartz is exploited from earth, features a longer replacement life and can even be recycled.
It’s no wonder that quartz countertops are becoming very popular. Mentioned benefits make easy to see why quartz is so convenient for home designer and homeowners looking for a new countertop.