The Benefits of Quartz Countertops
Quartz countertops are becoming increasingly popular amongst homeowners and designers alike. If you’re in the market for a kitchen or bathroom remodel and are considering your countertop options, we encourage you to read up on the benefits of quartz countertops before making your decision. You’ll soon find that quartz countertops are a solid choice for your home.
Durable & Long-Lasting Material
Unlike natural stone, quartz countertops are man-made slabs of stone, which means they are made up of about 90% quartz and 10% binding polymers and colored pigments. This high quartz content makes these countertops exceptionally hard and durable. This material is perfect for areas where you will be putting down pots, pans, knives, cups, and plates. Quartz is also very resistant to heat, scratches, chips, and stains and the durability of these countertops allows them to last for many years, beyond that of other countertop materials.
Easy to Clean & Maintain
Because of how quartz countertops are engineered, it creates a smooth, nonporous surface. There is no need for sealers or coatings on top of any kind. There are no holes or cracks where spills or liquids could soak in, like with natural stone. This makes the countertops much more resistant to staining and easier to wipe clean. The nonporous surface also makes it harder for bacteria, viruses, or other germs to become lodged into the counter.
Large Color Palette & Cost-Effective
Due to the engineered nature of quartz countertops, you can get a wide variety of color and pattern choices. The finished look of the countertops will also be more uniform in contrast to natural stone materials. The cost of quartz is comparable with granite, but due to the durability and low maintenance, it may turn out to be more cost-effective in the long run.
If you are looking to update your countertops to a beautiful and durable material that requires no maintenance and will last for many years, give us a call at 844-ELITE-03 or visit your local Elite Living Remodeling showroom in San Diego or Orange County to view some quartz samples for your home.