If you’re considering a kitchen or bath remodel, quartz stone countertops may be the way to go. Made of ground natural quartz stone combined with polymer resins, engineered quartz has a high-end appearance with very low maintenance, and several advantages over natural stone surfaces. Here are just 5 of the many benefits of installing a quartz stone countertop in your kitchen or bath.
One of the main reasons that quartz has gained in popularity is its appearance. Quartz stone countertops possess a rich luster, like natural stone, but without the imperfections that can be found in a slab of granite or marble that is cut direct from the earth. Because quartz countertops are man-made, the color and pattern is consistent throughout, making them ideal for perfectionists or anyone looking for uniformity in their countertops.
The second most appealing benefit of quartz stone countertops is that they are very easy to maintain. Unlike natural stone marble or granite, engineered quartz does not need to be resealed each year, and the solid surface requires no special care or handling. Simply clean up spills with dish soap and water or a household cleaner and a soft sponge or dishcloth, and use a stone polish on occasion to keep up the shine.
While quartz countertops look and feel just like natural stone, the fact that they are engineered allows for a much wider range of colors than marble or granite. Rather than searching for the exact piece of stone to blend with your color scheme, pigment can be added during the quartz manufacturing process to ensure your countertops perfectly match your kitchen or bath. And since quartz stone can be cut with sleek, straight lines, quartz countertops are often used in contemporary designs.
Since most quartz countertops are engineered, the manufacturing process creates a nearly indestructible work surface that is actually harder than granite. Quartz stone countertops won’t chip, crack, scratch or corrode, which makes them ideal for outdoor kitchens, as well.
Most natural stone surfaces are porous, which means if you spill red wine or hair dye on an unsealed surface, the stain can bleed into the stone and be impossible to extract. Luckily, quartz stone countertops are non-porous, so they resist stains better than granite or marble. And because they are non-porous, quartz countertops are also more hygienic than porous surfaces or those that use grout, which can harbor bacteria and viruses.
Where to Buy Quartz Stone Countertops
For the Northeast’s largest selection of quartz stone and more, check out Granite & Marble Works in Wilton NY. Our showroom features more than 1,500 full stone slabs and we install more than 1,000 kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, hearths, surrounds, and furniture pieces in the Albany NY area each year.
In addition to selection and installation, our pricing is always fair, accurate and easy-to-understand. Plus, we can typically remove your old kitchen countertop and install the new one in the same day. Call (518) 584-2800 or contact us to arrange a free consultation at our 34,000 square-foot facility.