The Benefits Of Installing Quartz Countertops In Your Home
April 19, 2022
Quartz countertops are made from all natural quartz with small amounts of glass or metallic flakes to create a vibrant durable surface. Quartz countertops are a popular choice for many homeowners because of their durability, resistance to stains and damage, and ease of maintenance. They can be used in any room of your home, including the kitchen, bathroom, or living room. Some of the key benefits of installing quartz countertops in your home include:
Quartz Countertops Are Stain & Temperature Resistant
Because quartz is an engineered stone rather than a natural stone like marble, it is stain-resistant. This means that you will not have to worry about unsightly coloration on your countertop surfaces. Quartz is a product of ground up quartz and resin, so it contains no natural stone. Quartz countertops are also resistant to heat, making them a great choice for kitchens or other spaces where cooking can take place. If you spill something hot on your quartz countertop, the heat will dissipate quickly and there won’t be any damage. We do recommend using trivets for hot pots and pans. Additionally, because quartz resists stains and heat, it is much easier to clean than many other types of countertops. This makes it ideal for families with small children who may be prone to spills or mishaps while cooking in the kitchen!
Quartz Is Generally Cheaper Than Granite
Quartz prices out as a mid to upper level granite or marble. While it can be used for many of the same purposes, there are some significant differences between quartz and granite that may impact your decision to choose one over another in a remodeling or new construction project. Here’s an overview of what you need to know: Appearance: The most obvious difference between quartz and granite is color. Granite comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, while quartz tends toward white, grayish hues and monochromatic coloring (meaning no pattern). Average cost: On average, slabs of quartz run about $70-$120 per square foot; however you should expect higher prices near metropolitan areas and other prime real estate locations. On average, granite will run you $45-$120 or more per square foot.
It should be noted that both materials come in a wide range of quality levels. The price difference between the lower and higher end options for each material can be significant, so be sure to pick a few options to compare when making your final decision.
Quartz Is Durable And Doesn’t Chip Or Crack Easily
Like Granite, Quartz is an extremely durable material, and it is very unlikely to chip or crack with normal use. In fact, quartz is one of the most popular materials for countertops because it is so durable and requires little to no maintenance. If you do happen to damage your quartz countertop, it is very easy to repair.
If you are looking for quartz countertops, contact Countertop Solutions and let us help you choose the right quartz countertop for your home. Contact Us HERE