Why a Quartz Countertop Is a Great Addition
Shopping around for new countertops when you’re trying to plan out a kitchen renovation can be a little daunting. There are a lot of options out there, and it can be hard to pick out a color, let alone be able to tell which material is best for your needs. We try to give the facts when it comes to the countertop materials we supply and install so that our customers know what they’re getting and can make a good choice for their home remodels. We believe that quartz countertops would be a great addition to your kitchen for several reasons.
Quartz countertops are made from a mixture of crushed stone and resin. This makes them very hard and non-porous, which is an ideal combination for kitchen prep areas where bacteria and food particles tend to find their way into cracks and crevices. The non-porous surface means that germs stay at the surface and can be easily wiped away. Also, you can put a hot pan on quartz and do your food chopping right on the quartz countertop since it is heat and scratch resistant.
Some scratches or dings could occur if the force is strong enough, but we can fix scratches by buffing them out and filling the spot with epoxy. The repair will hardly be noticeable at all, and you’ll have a solid workspace again. This is harder to do with granite and just about impossible with laminate countertops. Quartz is easy to clean and maintain. Wipe down the surface with soap and warm water to clean up spills and messes. Another great feature with quartz is that there is no need for annual sealants (unlike granite and marble).
The cost of quartz is competitive with many high-end granite options, and sometimes is even less expensive. Quartz is a great buy when looking at custom countertop options. Sometimes with natural stone, there are blemishes or discolored spots that have to be cut around and discarded. This is extra work that adds up to additional costs incurred by you. Quartz countertops can be manufactured to your exact specifications with little waste. This helps keep costs down. As mentioned before, quartz does not need special cleaners or yearly sealing, so you will save on maintenance costs, as well.
If the above are not reasons enough, quartz countertops are simply beautiful. They can be simple and clean or bold and bright. You get to choose. This is a perk to selecting quartz is that you can get it in bold colors that aren’t available with granite. If you’re looking to have countertops become a statement piece in your kitchen, quartz is definitely a product to consider. Perhaps you don’t need something quite so loud in your kitchen. That’s okay because this product comes in variety of colors, and there’s more consistency and control in the patterns. Quartz countertops in Atlanta look high-end. They are a great finish in any kitchen because they look clean and sleek. They are sure to dress up the space and are a perfect addition to your kitchen renovation. Also, if you have a large area to cover, then you are more likely to have matching materials with quartz because it is manufactured and not harvested.