While they can mimic the look of natural stone, quartz countertops actually fall under the category of “engineered stone.” The reason is that they are composed of about 10 percent polymers and resins that seal the stone’s pores and qualify it as a nonporous material.
Quartz is a great countertop option for those who appreciate high-end aesthetics but who are not interested in high-end maintenance. Since quartz is nonporous, you never have to worry about sealing it, and you don’t have to worry about liquid damage or stains. This material is also great at keeping germs and bacteria out, which is why people love using it in the kitchen.
You can clean quartz easily using soap and water: just make sure to avoid abrasive cleaners that could harm quartz’s surface. If you keep up with quartz’s easy maintenance, it might just last longer than your home itself.
Quartz is one of the most durable materials that we offer. The resins make it more flexible than natural stones, which means it’s not likely to crack or chip. But if it does, repairs are simple. You can either call in the pros or handle it yourself with epoxy adhesive.
Quartz can hold its own pretty well against scratches, but we’d rather be safe than sorry. To keep your countertops looking beautiful, always use a cutting board when chopping food.
When it comes to heat, quartz is decently resistant, but it doesn’t quite reach the level of natural stone due to the resins. For this reason, always use a hot pad or trivet when handling hot items.
Quartz countertops come in various colors and designs, and they serve people well who prefer a uniform, consistent look over unpredictable patterns. If you’re interested in a quartz countertop for your remodel, contact KC Cabinetry & Stone today.