For years it seemed like granite countertops were all anyone was installing in their kitchens, but recently there has been an increase in demand for a different kind of stone countertop: quartz.
One of the biggest drawbacks of granite countertops is that it can be challenging to find a suitable slab for your existing kitchen’s look. Quartz countertops are not slabs like granite but rather are made by combining 95% ground natural quartz and 5% polymer resin. This manufacturing process makes it more customizable than other stone countertops and allows it to be produced in a wider range of colors. Matching quartz countertops to the exact shade or color palette of your existing kitchen is much easier than matching other types of stone since you don’t have to hunt through hundreds of options to find the right one.
Quartz countertops are also lower maintenance than granite or marble. Unlike granite, quartz is non-porous, which means that it is less likely to have bacteria living on it and does not need to be resealed regularly. Once quartz countertops have been installed, all you have to do to keep them looking their best is wipe them down frequently with a simple solution of soap and water.
Your kitchen is a central part of your home, so make sure you do plenty of research when considering options for countertops. Quartz countertops are a fantastic option, but always consult a professional about your specific needs and desires before installing your new countertops.