Whether you are updating your kitchen, remodeling a bathroom, or building your home from the ground up, choosing the right countertops can be challenging. From granite and tile to marble and even wood, the possibilities are endless. Even though most people opt for granite, quartz is becoming a popular choice for many reasons. Here are a few things you probably didn't realize about quartz, which can help reduce the stress of choosing your countertops:
Quartz Countertops Are Not Completely Quartz
One of the most surprising facts about quartz is that the countertops will not be made completely out of quartz.
Quartz countertops contain a mixture of materials ranging from granite, marble, and stone. Of course, there is some natural quartz in the combination as well. In addition, recycled glass and ceramic may be found in the countertops.
Combined together, the materials create a durable surface that looks and feels like natural stone.
Quartz Is Strong – Like Concrete and Granite
Even though they are not solid quartz, the countertops are incredibly strong and durable. Their durability can be compared to concrete and solid granite.
In reality, quartz countertops are actually more durable than concrete. Heavy weight and moisture place a great deal of stress on any countertop material. Even concrete will crack and break under this stress, or when exposed to excess moisture. Quartz, on the other hand, will not chip or crack as easily as concrete.
Quartz is also resistant to heat. For example, if you place a hot pot or pan on the countertops, the heat will not damage the quartz surface. For extra protection, you should still use a trivet or hot pad under your pots and pans to reduce the risk of any potential damage. This is especially important if the pot or pan has an extremely high temperature.
Quartz Is Stain-Resistant
Certain foods, such as any products with tomatoes, grapes, berries, vinegar, wine, or coffee can stain granite and concrete rather quickly. Another thing you may not have known is that quartz is stain-resistant. The countertops are non-porous, meaning food and bacteria will not seep into the quartz, affecting the look or safety of your countertops.
Even though quartz is non-porous, it is still important to clean up food and spills immediately from the countertop's surface.
Available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and designs, quartz countertops can be a beautiful and durable addition to your home. This guide will help you understand the construction and benefits of quartz countertops.
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