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Why use quartz?

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Nov 6, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Quartz countertops have become the go-to choice for many homeowners … and there are some good reasons why! Here are four major advantages of using quartz in your kitchen or bathroom.


1. Color and Design

Let’s just say the options are infinite! Quartz comes in an array of colors and designs, making it easy to find something that fits the style of your space. And unlike natural stone, the color swatches you see on a website or in a showroom will give you a very good idea of what you’re going to get. Since quartz is an engineered product, the shading and veining will be consistent on every slab. Want to start your search online? Some popular quartz brands include: Spectrum Quartz, Viatera, Cambria, and SileStone.

2. Low Maintenance

One of the biggest selling points of quartz countertops: they don’t require regular sealing! Natural stone is porous and susceptible to staining if they’re not maintained. A manufactured product comprised of crushed stone and a polymer resin, quartz is non-porous and can be cleaned by simply using mild soap and water.

3. Sanitary

Speaking of non-porous, this leads us to our next advantage of quartz. They’re extremely sanitary and perfect for use in the kitchen. With quartz, you won’t have to worry about germs or bacteria seeping into your surfaces.

4. Durability  

Quartz countertops are known for being highly scratch and stain resistant. A material made to withstand the test of time, quartz will hold up for the long haul.

For more education on quartz countertops, check out our blog post on "What's the difference between granite and quartz?" 

Topics: Countertops