8 Reasons Why Quartz Make the Perfect Kitchen Counter-Top
Now-a-days choosing a counter-top can overwhelm anyone with the amount of choices available. Aside from color, texture, pattern, etc. There is the type of stone that should be first considered. To aid this process here are nine reasons why that stone should be Quartz.
- Every project has a budget, and home renovation is no exception. We always look for the best value for our money, and compared to all the other stones available in the market Quartz is your best bet. Its affordability makes it very attractive to the individuals with larger kitchens, with exotic stones such as granite you can see the bill skyrocket. Using quartz doesn't make it feel like you are making a compromising.
- Unlike its many other stone rivals, quartz can be crafted with a controlled appearance. That's why it's important to use quartz if you are going for a more uniform look. The way quartz slabs are produced allows the manufacturer to ensure that the slab is exactly the color, texture and pattern that you want.
- Quartz slabs used for counter-tops consist of 93% natural stone and 7% resin binder and some colorant. This makes quartz your strongest option compared to granite or marble stones given that they have the same thickness, and it is shaped, cut and finished using the same stone-cutting equipment.
- Not many non treated or sealed stones can boast that they're non-porous, Quartz is the most durable option. It is 100% non-porous without any treatment making it very resistant to staining. The tiny capillary channels shared among marbles and granite stones don't exist on quartz stones, this means a quick damp cloth on quartz stones can remove any stain.
- When it comes to hygiene, natural stones are always your best bet. The Quartz's non-porous feature makes it an even more ideal choice. It reduces bacteria growth and can keep your counter-top bacteria free.
- Granite and Marble countertops need to be regularly sealed to prevent it from permanently stained, scarred, etc. Quartz, on the other hand, doesn't need any maintenance, its durable for a lifetime.
- Quartz is by far the most consistent looking stone, if you are going for an uniform look and hate to risk any surprises, quartz is the right stone for you. The most commonly dyed slabs are the family of black granites. Over time, these dyes change and the appearance of the counter may not be what the customer expected. Quartz is manufactured in many colors, and the color is consistent throughout the entire slab.
- The least fun part about cooking is the cleaning up afterward, with a quartz countertop cleaning will have one less headache. The non-porous surface of the stone makes it very easy to clean. All you'll need is a damp cloth with a small amount of soap to eliminate all the dirt, spills and bacteria.