Everything You Need to Know About Quartz Countertops
Now is the time to start adding a fresh look to your home. And there is no better way than by adding quartz countertops to your kitchen, bath, or any other surface you desire. Let’s take a look at a brief overview of what quartz countertops are and how they can upgrade your home!
What are Quartz Countertops?
Quartz countertops are a man-made material, composed of roughly 90% quartz. The remaining 10% is comprised of resins and pigments.
Benefits of Quartz Countertops
Quartz countertops are:
- non-porous, which means that they can be used where foods and liquids are present
low-maintenance, require minimal cleaning (unlike marble, which is a high-maintenance material for countertops)
- durable, being able to withstand cuts from knives and light abrasions, as well as being fissure resistant (unlike natural materials like granite)
- easy to customize to unique shapes (i.e. 12’’ overhangs, which natural materials cannot support)
Styles of Quartz Countertops
Because quartz is man-made, it can be customized in a variety of ways. This includes incorporating colors like black quartz or even red to match your decor, flecks to enhance the visual appeal, patterns to add symmetry, and various surfaces (like matte and glossy). Because quartz countertops are mostly quartz, it features varying vein patterns that add a natural look wherever it is installed.
And if your home or commercial space has other design features, quartz countertops can be customized to mimic limestone, Italian marble, concrete, and so forth.
Uses for Quartz
Quartz countertops are commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms due to its inherent resistant qualities. This may include:
- kitchen islands
- bar tops
- decorative storage
- wall cladding
- and various commercial usages, including:
- high-volume restaurant counter spaces
- healthcare countertops
- lobby desks
As you can see, quartz countertops offer a wide variety of home and commercial usages that makes it the first choice for many professional builders and long-lasting home renovation projects.