The Advantages Of Installing A Quartz Countertop In Your Kitchen

Posted on: 23 December 2014

Quartz has always been considered one of the most beautiful stones in the world. It is used in a variety of different jewelry settings, as well as tabletops and other pieces of home decor. Quartz is now being used as a material in creating stunning countertops for the kitchen. Quartz countertops are becoming even more popular than granite countertops, which were once considered the most attractive type of countertops on the market. These are some other advantages of choosing quartz countertops for your home.

It Is Stylish and Beautiful

Of course one of the most common reasons that homeowners love quartz countertops is the astounding beauty it adds to their kitchen. Each quartz countertop is very unique and has a variety of different patterns and textures. These countertops are also available in both light and dark colors so that they can be coordinated with the rest of your kitchen decor easily.

It Is Very Low Maintenance

Quarts countertops are also a very low maintenance option for your kitchen. They can be wiped down easily with only soap and water. Because they have a nonporous surface, stains do not soak into the countertop. To remove stains on the surface, gentle cleansers can be used.

 It Is Antimicrobial

Because the quartz is mixed with a resin binder, this gives the countertops a smooth, nonporous finish. This prevents germs, bacteria, mold and mildew from penetrating into the surface of the countertop. This gives you a germ-free, sanitary area for preparing the foods you serve to your family.

It Is Strong and Durable

Quartz countertops are also very strong and durable. Because quartz is more flexible than granite, it is considered a stronger material. Quartz is also a heavier material which gives it the ability to withstand more weight if it is installed properly.

It Is Nearly Seamless 

When quartz countertops are installed properly, it is nearly impossible to see where each piece begins and ends. Some companies even off extra large slabs of quartz countertops. These may cover each counter completely so that there are no seams showing at all. Also, even if smaller pieces are installed, the seams in darker colored quartz countertops are nearly invisible.

Adding a quartz countertop is a wonderful way to bring new life to any kitchen. Even if you cannot completely remodel your kitchen, having quartz countertops installed will improve the appearance of your kitchen instantly by giving it a stylishly updated look. Companies like Artisan Granite & Marble and others can help you find the right kind of quartz countertop for your kitchen.