Reasons To Use Quartz Versus Granite
With the many varieties of countertop materials available, it’s often challenging for homeowners to determine which will be the best choice for their home. To aid in the process, we offer eight reasons why you should seriously consider quartz versus granite as your top choice.
- Cost. Every homeowner has a budget for their home renovations. You want the best value for your money. Quartz is less expensive than exotic granite. If your kitchen is large with lots of counter space, the cost of your counter top can quickly rise to high numbers. With quartz, you don’t have to compromise a great look for an affordable price.
- Appearance. Quartz, unlike other stone slabs, can be crafted with a controlled appearance. The way quartz slabs are produced allows the manufacturer to ensure that the slab is exactly the color, texture and pattern you want. There are no defects in the slab to cut around and run up the cost.
- Strength. Quartz counter are made by combining 93% natural quartz stone with 7% resin binder and some colorant. This creates an extremely hard stone that is stronger than granite or marble. The slab is the same working thickness as other materials, and it is shaped, cut and finished using the same stone cutting equipment.
- Non-porous. Granite and marble are both porous stones with tiny capillary channels between the minerals. If you spill wine on unsealed granite or marble, the wine can sink into these channels and potentially permanently stain the stone. Quartz has no channels and it never requires sealing. Quartz is very stain resistant. This makes it much easier to use and maintain in the kitchen and bathroom.
- Hygienic. Top brand quartz are manufactured to be hygienic and reduce the opportunity for bacteria growth. This makes top brand counters appropriate for food preparation and consumption. When evaluating quartz, make sure it’s been certified by the National Sanitation Foundation as a safe countertop.
- Maintenance. Granite and marble countertops must be sealed regularly to prevent staining and the growth of bacteria. This maintenance adds to the cost of these countertops. Quartz does not require sealing or other routine maintenance to sustain its beauty and functionality.
- Cleaning. When you pay for your countertop, you want it to be user friendly. With quartz, cleaning at surface is easy. The quartz washes off with soap and looks as good as new. You don’t have to use special bacteria-preventing soaps.
- Scratches. Quartz, because of its design and manufacturing process, is a durable and scratch resistant product. By exercising standard care, your finish will look fabulous throughout your countertop’s lifetime.
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