Your kitchen is one of the most highly used spaces in your home. Therefore, it only makes sense to use materials and products that provide you with longevity. This is where quartz comes in!
The popularity of quartz countertops is expected to continue rising as research done by the Freedonia Group predicted its industry to rise to $42.1 billion in 2020. People are more likely than ever to value quartz and fit it into their budgets.
The popularity of quartz countertops is on the rise. Over 48 percent of the 1,337 homeowners opted for engineered quartz for their kitchen, surpassing natural stone materials, according to the 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study.
Interior designers these days are recommending quartz countertops for kitchens, due to its many benefits. Here are some of the reasons why quartz countertops should be on top of your consideration for your kitchen.
Variety of designs and colors
Quartz countertops come in all types of shades and patterns suitable for your kitchen, making it one of the most highly versatile countertop materials. Unlike other stone, quartz comes with an extensive range of options, from natural looks to modern, solid colors.
If you’re vying for uniformity, quartz is the best option. The pattern and color are consistent, and while it may have slight variations between individual pieces, it’s significantly more predictable for designing your kitchen or bathroom with. Quartz even comes in popular solid colors, such as whites, greys, and blacks!
On the other end, quartz can also look very similar to natural stone! It may not have as much variation as natural stone, but sometimes you want to be able to control how much variation there is in your design.
Durable and stain-resistant
Quartz countertops are man-made engineered stone countertops formed by combining up to 93% quartz and resin binders. This makes it extremely durable, and much more resistant to scratching and dings. During its manufacturing stage, quartz is mixed and put under intense heat and pressure in a controlled environment. This lets quartz avoid having any natural pores or cracks for liquids to seep into and stain!
The slight amount of resin in the mix gives the material a slight leeway so that impacts will have a little bit of flex and cushioning, instead of being super hard and brittle. This makes quartz a great material to use as your kitchen countertop, where you won’t always know what it’ll have to go up against!
Once installed, your countertop will last for several years with just a little maintenance effort put in.
Little maintenance needed
Quartz already comes pre-sealed, so it doesn’t require any resealing at all. It can also handle products like oil, tomato, wine, coffee, and juice a lot better than almost any other countertop material available. This is why quartz is a popular choice for installation in establishments like restaurants and hotels.
And because the stone is manufactured to be densely packed, there aren’t pores for liquids to run into! Along with minimizing staining, that also means that quartz doesn’t hold viruses or bacteria very well! Thus, simple maintenance is only required, and you can easily wash germs away using only a mild cleanser.
Compared to granite, quartz may cost $80 to $140 per square foot for installation.
And while it may seem more expensive than other countertops upfront, you will be spending little to nothing for repairs and maintenance in the future due to its designed durability and minimal maintenance effort. If something were to chip your quartz countertop, you can only imagine how it would have affected your natural stone top!
These benefits are just some of the reasons quartz has gained tremendous popularity these past few years. More homeowners and designers prefer this engineered countertop because of the variety and flexibility it offers. These are all things that will not only save you money in the long run, but headache and stress when life happens around your countertops!
Granite Expo offers different premier quartz kitchen countertops from its trusted partners (Silestone, Cambria, and Kovastone). There is a design available for any budget! Explore your kitchen quartz countertops options available at Granite Expo. Contact Us for additional inventory.