If it's time to replace your old countertops, you might want to get quartz countertops as a replacement. A benefit of quartz is that it can be made in so many ways. The countertops come in different colors, and they can have swirls, flecks, and veins running through them. Plus, they can be finished to be matte or glossy.
This allows quartz to pass as granite, marble, or limestone. However, quartz has the benefit of being easier to maintain than natural stone. Here's why these countertops are easy to care for and a few other things you might want to know.
Quartz Does Not Need To Be Sealed
Quartz countertops are nearly maintenance-free since they aren't porous. Quartz is one of the easiest materials to care for in a kitchen environment. You don't have to wax or seal quartz since it doesn't soak up stains. You can maintain the countertops by washing with dish soap, rinsing, and drying. If you want something that gives your kitchen a luxury feel but that doesn't need a lot of care, then quartz is a good option.
Quartz Is A Manufactured Material
Quartz countertops are bought in slabs, but the slabs aren't mined from the earth like granite and marble. Instead, the quartz is ground up first and then mixed with resin binders and color pigments to create a slab that's strong and durable. Since the slabs are manufactured, they can be created in a wide variety of colors and patterns. You can choose something unique or opt for a traditional slab that looks like stone.
Quartz Resists Scratching
If you have an active family with kids in the kitchen all the time, you probably want kitchen countertops that are durable. Quartz is a good choice since it resists scratching. However, you don't want to abuse quartz countertops by using them as a cutting board and deliberately cutting them with a knife often because that could wear away the sheen.
It's also a good idea to use a hot pad under hot pans to protect the surface of the countertops. If you use hot pads and cutting boards, then your new countertops should last for many years without showing signs of damage.
Quartz Countertops Are For Indoor Kitchens Only
Such countertops are so beautiful that you may want them for outdoor use too. However, daily exposure to UV rays will break down the quartz over time and the slab might fade or crack. You'll also void your warranty by installing the countertops outside. Keep your quartz kitchen countertops inside and you can completely avoid the damage that comes along with UV exposure.
Speak with a contractor to learn more about quartz countertops.Share
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