Engineered quartz countertops are becoming an increasingly popular option for today’s kitchens and bathrooms. Quartz can have the look of natural stone surfaces like granite or marble. It also comes in an array of beautiful colors and designs for a very contemporary feel. Homeowners can achieve a high end look with a product that is more durable than natural stone and requires much less maintenance.
Facts About Quartz Countertops
This man-made product consists of approximately 93-94 percent ground quartz and 6-7 percent polyester resin or binding material. Color and pattern are consistent throughout the slab. The surface is extremely hard and resists scratches, chips, and cracking. Because engineered quartz countertops are nearly indestructible, they are an excellent choice for busy households with children. The non-porous surface does not easily stain so wine, juice, coffee, and tomato sauce spills are easily wiped away. There is no need to periodically reseal the countertops like granite and marble countertops.
Keep Up With Maintenance
To clean a quartz countertop, just wipe the surface with soap and water. Strong chemicals or abrasive cleaners should not be used. Quartz countertops are more hygienic than natural stone and wood products because the non-porous surface leaves no nooks and crannies for bacteria and mold to grow. This is an important factor to consider in kitchens and bathrooms.
Downsides of Quartz
One of the only downsides to quartz is that it can be damaged by high heat. To avoid heat damage, hot pans should be placed on a trivet or hot plate. Quartz is also not recommended for use in outdoor settings, as direct sun can cause colors to fade over time.
An investment in engineered quartz countertops can add a real “wow” factor to a kitchen or bathroom design. These surfaces wear well and will look great for years. It is no wonder that quartz is one of the most preferred high end design materials for today’s homeowners. Contact Premier Surfaces today to get more information about our quartz countertops.