WHY QUARTZ KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS ARE THE HOTTEST TREND FOR 2016
In the past few years, homeowners have been longing for granite countertops in their kitchens. People love the appearance and durability displayed by these countertops. This year, we see that more and more people are choosing quartz countertops for their kitchen makeovers. There are lots of benefits to choosing quartz over granite and other materials. Check out these reasons why quartz is taking over.
Quartz is a strong stone that is naturally resistant to heat damage, stains, and scratches. Homeowners don’t need to worry about household oils and most other types of liquids staining the counters, as well as the effects of hot pans and other utensils. The quartz stays strong and looking its best throughout its lifetime. And unlike granite countertops, quartz doesn’t need to be sealed in order to reap these benefits.
In order to care for these countertops, we recommend cleaning them on a regular basis using mild detergent soap and water. Some manufacturers also recommend products specific to their countertops to keep them clean and in great condition.
Quartz is made up of 93% natural stone and 7% engineered resin. This allows it to come in virtually any color option imaginable. There are mixed colors that are similar to granite countertops as well as solid colors that are easy to match with cabinets and other features of the kitchen.
These countertops are also customizable with various finishes, custom edging, and material-thinning options. We can work with you to determine the exact look to use in the kitchen.
Quartz may not be as cheap as laminate or other types of countertops, but it definitely gives you the biggest bang for your buck. Quartz lasts for the life of the house so people don’t need to replace their counters ever again. These countertops can end up saving homeowners a fortune in the long run.
There are several quality manufacturers that can deliver the countertop slabs, including Cambria, Caeserstone, DuPont, Zodiaq, Formica Stone, and Silestone. Each of these manufacturers offer distinct qualities and benefits for choosing their products, so it’s important to check out each one and determine which type is best suited to providing countertop slabs for your remodel. These manufacturers also offer warranties on the countertops, so homeowners can have peace of mind should anything happen to their counters.
Counters are often used for food preparation, which means that they can come in contact with undercooked chicken and meat, fruits and vegetables, and more. Over time, some counter materials absorb bacteria from the food. Unsealed granite is one of the worst materials for this. Fortunately, quartz is anti-microbial. It’s considered 99.9% bacteria free, so there is a very minimal chance of any bacteria growth.
With the many advantages to installing quartz countertops in the kitchen, it’s no wonder that quartz become a popular option this year. Homeowners looking to remodel their kitchens can check out the selection that we offer to help them get the look that they want in their homes.