Over the last several years, quartz has taken over as the material of choice when it comes to countertops in the home. Homeowners have quickly come to love the look and feel of quartz as well as the many benefits the material type has to offer. As an alternative to natural stone, quartz is the perfect solution for countertop material in the home due to the many benefits, including durability and affordability.
Quartz countertops are created from man-made materials. The countertops are constructed with around 90% of natural quartz and then mixed with pigments and resins. How the product is made makes it different from traditional natural stones such as soapstone, marble or granite. Because the product is engineered, there is more control in place for the coloring, patterns, and durability of the material.
Of the many benefits that quartz countertops provide, perhaps the best category to mention is maintenance. The material is non porous so any spills of food or drink will not soak into the material, as can be the case with natural stone. This means white quartz kitchen countertops are great for anyone looking for a clean, sleek kitchen. The countertops do not require any type of sealing or special cleaners to keep the material in good shape.
Strong and Durable
Quartz countertops are also strong and durable. The material is scratch resistant so you do not have to worry about scratching the material with knives in the kitchen. The material can also support an overhang, easily used on kitchen islands for bar seating. The overhang with quartz can be more than 12 inches due to strength, while natural stone cannot reach that point due to weakness.
Overall, quartz is a quality material that can be used for countertops in the kitchen as well as bathroom spaces. With a host of colors and patterns, plus benefits, this material type is the perfect solution for new countertop installation needs.
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