As a homeowner undertaking an exciting home improvement project, there is a world of options to explore when choosing countertops for your new kitchen or bathroom.
Let’s start with the material itself. Could quartz be the best option for you? Here are five benefits to help you decide!
Maintenance and cleaning
Quartz is a man-made material, so it requires less care and routine maintenance than natural materials, such as granite. No polishing or sealing required! Did your latest culinary masterpiece leave a bit of a mess? Simply wipe your quartz countertop with regular soap and water for easy cleanup!
What makes quartz so easy to clean? These countertops are designed to protect against the growth of bacteria and mildew, and some manufacturers even mix antimicrobial compounds right into the quartz and resin. You can feel safe about food preparation when you choose quartz countertops in your beautiful new kitchen.
Non-porous and durable
Unlike granite or other natural materials, quartz is non-porous. This adds to the hygienic benefit of the material, but it also means you don’t have to worry about stains! A spilled glass of cabernet sauvignon is no fun, but at least your countertop is safe! (Your carpet, well… not so much.) It’s also scratch resistant and incredibly strong, though the use of cutting boards is still encouraged!
The price of quartz countertops generally runs around the mid-range price of granite. Do you have a large kitchen? Quartz is versatile, strong, and won’t break the bank. Plus, you won’t need to compromise on aesthetics just to keep costs low. In most cases, quartz is available to purchase by the square foot, which means you won’t have a leftover 800 pound chunk of stone leaning against your garage.
Now that we’ve gotten the practical details out of the way, let’s talk about looks (i.e. the fun part!). Quartz countertops are crafted to achieve the color, texture, and pattern that you desire. There’s no need to cut around defects or variations, which means you have control over the end result. This also means there are fewer variables to run up the cost. When you choose quartz, you’re choosing consistency. The wide range of available colors and patterns can add a beautiful finish and allows your countertop to pair easily with cabinets, backsplashes, and the overall design of your project. Quartz is often used in bathrooms where tile with a lot of color and movement is being installed, because it complements the tile instead of going to war with the patterns, which is what often happens with granite.
Your home is your palace. Here at Accent Construction and Remodel Corp., we want to help you create a space that is both harmonious and beautiful, but also practical and budget-friendly. We keep up on the latest innovations in materials and design so you can finally create the home you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to get started!