Call us the Quartz Queens
In the midst of a granite craze, quartz has struggled to win the spotlight. With homeowners frenzied over having the “natural” look of granite, you may not have even considered choosing quartz in your next remodel. Sadly, the benefits of having quartz countertops are way overlooked. But not anymore! Quartz is on the rise as the latest trend to make your home look chic and elegant, and we’re here to fill you in on what you’re missing.
Choosing a stone for your kitchen or bathroom renovations is an important decision. It’s something you’ll look at everyday and it may even have an impact on a buyer when you’re ready to sell your home. You want it to look trendy, but style can’t win over function. Quartz will give you the pinterest perfect look, while getting the job done.
What exactly is quartz?
Quartz countertops are man-made through processes that mix over 90% ground quartz with 7-10% resins. The result is a super strong, stunning stone that will surely dazzle your kitchen or bathroom!
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Reasons why quartz is superior:
One of the ways quartz outdoes granite and other countertops is its crazy strength. Next time your heaviest pot slips out of your hand and bangs your beautiful, expensive stone, you don’t need to worry. This countertop is extremely dependable, as it is a combination of stone and resin. Also, it’s scratch resistant!
One day after the installation of your brand new, gorgeous countertops, a full glass of red wine goes toppling over… Oh no! The countertops haven’t been sealed yet! There goes the beauty of the pricey stone in your kitchen. But not with quartz! Unlike granite and other stones, quartz is nonporous and doesn’t need to be sealed. This means you’ll save on the yearly cost of sealing, while being protected from all of the stains you can think of: wine, coffee, tomato juice, cooking oils, etc.
Something else that sets quartz apart is the uniformity in design. Since it is man-made, the design is the same throughout. The color and look of the stone will be identical in each countertop piece, giving it a contemporary appearance. Other stones, like granite, are natural slabs so each will look slightly different than the original you selected. Quartz will give you the same sleek look that you carefully chose for your remodel.
Overall, quartz has all other countertop options beat. Its ability to stay the way it was when it was first installed makes it well worth the price. If you are looking for the perfect stone to tie together your latest renovation, quartz is for you. It’ll stick by your side through kitchen or bathroom spills, broken glasses, and fallen pots and pans, while looking absolutely beautiful in your home. And the best part: it’s easy to maintain. A quick wipe down with soap and water or a quartz cleaner is all it takes to keep those countertops sparkling.
Here are some stone cleaners we recommend:
So take it from us, the Quartz Queens, that you should definitely consider this stone in your next #reno!