Quartz Countertops Can Be Customized For Your Kitchen When It Comes To Shape And Color

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If you're thinking about new countertops for your kitchen remodeling project, you'll have a lot of comparison shopping to do since countertops can be made from different materials. When it comes to durability, ease of maintenance, and attractive appearance, quartz is one choice to consider seriously. Although quartz can be more expensive than other options, the price is worth it. Here's why quartz is a good material for kitchen countertops.

Quartz Countertops Are Manufactured

Unlike other stone countertops that are mined from the earth in slabs, quartz is manufactured, and that gives it advantages. Real quartz is taken from the earth and then ground into a powder. Resin is added to bind the powder and form a slab. The addition of resin makes the slab easier to work with when molding around curves and sinks. The resin also makes the countertops more durable. Unlike granite and marble, quartz countertops are not porous. That means they won't stain as easily and they are easier to keep sanitary.

Quartz Is Easy To Maintain

Many types of countertops must be sealed regularly to keep them from absorbing spills and staining. Quartz never needs to be sealed. It won't absorb liquids, so you can wash the countertops with soapy water without worrying the water will stain the surface. Quartz countertops don't require much maintenance at all other than washing them to keep them clean and sanitary. You'll want to protect them from heat by using trivets or hot pads under pans right out of the oven, and you should also avoid using harsh scrubbing pads to clean quartz because you might scrub away the glossy luster.

Quartz Is Ideal For Custom Countertops

Since quartz is manufactured, you can have it made in a variety of colors and color patterns. You can even choose a flat or glossy surface. The countertops are made according to the measurements of your base cabinets. You can choose a long slab or join slabs with seams that are nearly invisible. Quartz can take on many looks and match any kitchen décor you have planned. You can choose a solid color of your choice or pick a slab that has flecks or swirls of color. Some quartz countertops look just like marble or granite, yet they will require much less care than the stones they mimic.

Quartz countertops are a good investment for your home since they have a long life and help you achieve the look you want. You can install countertops that look like granite to match dark cabinets or countertops that look like marble to match white cabinets. These classic looks never go out of style, but if you want to let your personality show through, you may want bright red or black countertops for a look that's all your own.

Contact a company like House Of Floors to learn more. 

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