When you are trying to update your kitchen either to enjoy yourself or to get a home ready to sell, there are a lot of decisions to be made. One of the most significant decisions will be what type of countertops to install.
There are so many different materials available, and they all have their pros and cons. Often, it comes down to personal style choices. Some people prefer the organic look of butcher block, while others like the luxury that marble can bring.
A popular option for many people is quartz, and there are many benefits to choosing this material which we have outlined below.
It is Non-Porous
Quarts is made from quartz, resin, polymers, and pigments, which is what makes it a non-porous material. Materials like granite or marble have little veins that run throughout the slabs, and it is possible for stains to occur if something spills on the countertops. Once this happens, it is impossible to get the discoloration out. However, this is never a problem with quartz.
It is Very Strong
Unless you decide to go after your countertops with a sledgehammer, you are unlikely to damage the quartz. It is a solid material, and it won’t be damaged from the average kitchen activities, even if you happen to bang your pots and pans around.
The combination of the stone and the resin creates a countertop that doesn’t contain inner cracks or air pockets. You can depend on your quartz to be around for the long haul.
It is Easy to Maintain
Since quartz is non-porous, it doesn’t need to be resealed at regular intervals like its stone cousins granite and marble. Wipe up your spills and occasionally clean with warm soapy water, and you will have beautiful countertops for decades.
It is Color Consistent
When you order your quartz countertop, you can be sure that what you see is what you will get. Because quartz is constructed from cut stone, it will always be the exact pattern, color, and texture that you desired. There are no natural defects that could change the way it looks.
It is Cost-Effective
For those that don’t have an unlimited budget, quartz is a good option for getting a stone countertop at a more affordable price. Granite and marble can be a lot more expensive because they are rarer materials.
You will still get a gorgeous stone countertop, but it will be at a price that can more easily fit into your kitchen makeover budget.
It is Contemporary
Quartz countertops can easily fit in with the many popular decor styles that are popular today. It looks good in a farmhouse kitchen or a sleek modern style. You can change the cut of the countertops to suit just about any form of kitchen decor that you prefer.
Ottawa Diamond Flooring Offers Quartz Countertops
You can stop by our showroom or peruse the photos on our website to get an idea of how quartz countertops may fit into your kitchen makeover. If you are ready to talk to one of our kitchen experts, feel free to give us a call or use the contact button for online communications.