The Pros and Cons of Quartz
Countertops can be made from a variety of materials: granite, marble, tile, concrete. Why, then, is quartz one of the most popular? In this article, we’ll discuss what draws people to quartz and why it isn’t right for everyone.
Why People Buy Quartz
Quartz is a no-muss, no-fuss material.
Did you spill coffee on a quartz countertop? No worries, it doesn’t absorb liquid the way materials like granite do. You don’t even need to bother sealing quartz.
Do you want to clean your quartz countertop? Not a problem, all you need is soap and water.
Are you worried about nicking your quart countertop? Don’t be. This is a dense, sturdy material that doesn’t damage easy.
Though its durability is the main draw for many buyers, quartz is also notable for its aesthetic variability. This is because quartz countertops aren’t pure quartz. Instead, they’re roughly 90% quartz. This means you can request that different resins or colors be added to the stone.
The fact that it’s so easy to customize and so difficult to damage makes quartz great for people who don’t want to worry about their countertop.
Why Quartz May Not Be Right for You
High demand and high manufacturing costs make this one of the more expensive counter materials.
As well, despite the durability a quartz countertop provides, it doesn’t hold up well to the sun or extreme temperatures. This makes it a bad choice if your countertop is going to be outside, as the quartz will yellow over time. You also want to be wary of placing a quartz countertop near big windows.
Quartz countertops can handle temperatures anywhere from 150-300 degrees. It can look great in kitchens, but you have to be careful about placing hot objects on the counter surface.
Are you thinking about getting a countertop? Want to talk with experts who know exactly what will work in a given space? If so, contact us today for a free countertop estimate. If you’d prefer, you can also call us at (734) 941-2323. We know exactly what your kitchen, bar, or bathroom needs.