Sustainability. Wellness. Environmental responsibility. Those are all characteristics that many of us look for in the products and services that we use. For the manufacturers of quartz countertops, great care goes into making their beautiful products fit for clients that are concerned about the environment.
Perhaps its because quartz is all-natural from the very start. Plucked from mines around the world, quartz is the earth’s most abundant mineral and it’s pureness and natural qualities are what gives it the look homeowners seek for their kitchens.
Furthermore, we’ve found that the companies that turn this natural material into stunning countertops are very environmentally-conscious. They recycle metal tooling used in the countertop-making process as well as all the water used for polishing and other procedures. Many run their mines on hydroelectric power, allowing them to make a smaller impact on the land around them. We find this commitment to the Planet admirable, to say the least!
Part of quartz’s contribution to the environment is the fact that it keeps users healthy. Because it’s non-porous, quartz is certified safe as a food preparation surface. Unlike marble and granite, quartz doesn’t absorb liquids or moisture from raw foods, which can stick around and cause germs and bacteria to form. That means a healthier environmental overall and less chance that you and your family will become ill due to contamination. And clean up is easy, too! If there’s a spill, just a quick wipe with mild soap and warm water will do the trick.
Many manufacturers of quart countertops participate in the Declare® program. A Declare label on any product tells consumers where the product comes from, what it’s made of, and where it goes at the end of its life. It’s a great way to connect with customers who are environmentally-conscious, exhibiting the company’s transparency and demonstrating that they and their products can be trusted.
At bestkitchencountertops.com, we take the environment seriously, especially in Southern California. For more information on the purity of natural quartz countertops, contact one of our customer service representatives.