Kitchen countertops. They take a beating, don’t they? Though we try to be as careful as possible to avoid stains, cut marks, and all sorts of other damage to our countertops, some materials just don’t hold up to all the wear and tear.
But that’s not the case with quartz countertops. Made of the most abundant mineral in the world, quartz countertops are unmatched in strength and can withstand a lot of abuse that other common countertop materials can’t handle. That’s why there’s been a huge surge in quartz countertop sales during the last decade, with sensible and price-conscious homeowners choosing quartz over granite, marble, and laminates that simply won’t hold up as well.
Quartz countertops are harder than granite and marble and are non-porous, meaning they are less likely to have issues with staining, chips, and scratches.
Durability refers to the ability to withstand wear and damage. The word “durable” certainly describes today’s quartz countertops! Because quartz is much harder than granite or marble, it is much less likely to sustain damage caused by accidents or careless homeowners. That means it looks good for longer and is less likely to be ruined by stains, chips, scratches, or other damage.
As a matter of fact, when cared for properly, quartz countertops can maintain their like-new condition for up to 50 years! They also don’t have to be sealed at installation or resealed years later, unlike granite, which is much more high-maintenance.
Maintaining your quartz countertops is a breeze! Warm water and mild soap is all it takes to remove stains, even stains that have set for a while. While granite and marble require regular sealing and polishing, all you need to do to keep your quartz looking like new is to wipe it down after each meal or other use. Simple and easy!
A simple wipe with soap and warm water keeps quartz looking like new. No harsh cleaners or sealing needed!
Unlike porous countertops, quartz doesn’t absorb harmful liquids from raw or leftover foods, which can cause bacteria to linger.
Did you know that the health of you and your family can be affected by the kind of material used to manufacture your countertops?
That’s right! Quartz helps keep your countertops germ-free, unlike porous materials such as granite, which have pores and tiny capillaries that suck up contaminants like bacteria and other things that can make you sick. Non-porous quartz keeps contaminants out so it’s a great choice for homeowners who are intent on keeping their kitchen as clean as possible.
Furthermore, it doesn’t take harsh cleansers to clean quartz, only mild soap. That means there’s no residue from unhealthy cleaners left behind where it can contaminate food and other items.
Durability. Low maintenance. Healthfulness. These three things should be reason enough to consider quartz countertops for your next kitchen project. Check out our website and call our customer service representatives for more information on beautiful, long-lasting quartz products.