Are you considering replacing your old countertops with quartz countertops? Well, you are in luck because quartz countertops are becoming the new popular trend in kitchen remodeling. Quartz manufacturers have begun to offer collections so similar to natural stone it is hard to tell them apart. In recent years the lack of color variation in comparison to marble and granite was a big decision buying factor for homeowners. Kitchen designers are taking note of how quartz countertops can offer the marble and granite look with a variety of color options. Below is a summary of three essential benefits quartz countertops can add to your kitchen remodeling project.
Cost: Quartz countertops can be less expensive than some exotic granite. When purchasing a granite or marble countertop you can spend countless hours searching for the right slab at the fabricator. With quartz, there are no spots or veining to cut around, which can add to the cost of a granite or marble countertops.
Appearance: Quartz can be fabricated to have a granite or marble look while maintaining a consistency that cannot be found in granite. Some homeowners love the movement of granite or marble, but if you have a large amount of countertop space a busy-looking granite countertop can overwhelm the eye. While quartz countertops are scorch and heat resistant like granite countertops, it can only handle up to 400 degrees. Always use a trivet or hot pad on quartz countertops to avoid cracking.
Maintenance: Quartz countertops have a non-porous surface because they are fabricated with a polyester resin. Mold, mildew and bacteria cannot penetrate the surface of a quartz countertop, while granite and marble countertops have microscopic capillaries that can be compromised if not properly sealed. Quartz countertops can be cleaned regularly with soap and water. Avoid abrasive cleaning pads and harsh chemicals, which can dull the surface.
If you are remodeling your kitchen countertops, consider quartz as a possible option. Quartz countertops can be more cost efficient, less maintenance and still add beauty to your kitchen. To learn more about quartz countertops or to set up a free consultation call us today at 614-449-7200 or fill out our contact form to the right!