You will have read our previous blog on the pros and cons of granite countertops. Here now are the pros and cons for quartz countertops to help you decide which one will work best for you and your family.
- Quartz is a mineral found in abundance on our planet.
- Quartz countertops are man-made using 93% of crushed quartz to 7% resin binder and color additives.
- Quartz countertops have a wide range of colors and patterns to choose from, giving you many options, not only for colors with variations, but also monotone textures.
- Quartz is so well made and it has a rich appearance, as if it has come directly from nature.
- A big factor in quartz’s favor is that it doesn’t require maintenance. It doesn’t require sealing and it doesn’t stain, whether you spill oil, tomato, juice, coffee, wine or any other product that normally stains. You know that when you wipe your countertops down, they will be clean because quartz does not harbor viruses or bacteria.
- You may find it hard to believe, but quartz is stronger than granite. Considering which one chips easier, quartz comes out on top because it is a bit more flexible, making it the stronger of the two.
- As with granite, quartz seams do show unless you select a darker color which appears to hide the seams giving an excellent clean, contemporary look. It’s a bit more difficult to hide the seams if the quartz has busy patterns or colors.
- Compared to granite, quartz has less natural beauty, which has manufacturers trying desperately to produce colors that are more like the look of granite.
- When it comes to costs, because it is man-made, quartz will generally cost a bit more.
So, there you have it. We at Innovative Kitchen and Bath in Kirkland hope these pointers will help you decide which type of countertop you will go for. If you have questions give us a call. We’d gladly help you.