When it comes to choosing material for stone kitchen countertops, homeowners have several options: granite, marble, quartz, and soapstone being the most popular. But out of these options, one material seems to be coming out on top this year, and that’s quartz.
Quartz offers a wider range of color, texture, pattern, and finish options, is cost-competitive with similar stone materials, is extremely durable, lower maintenance, and still manages to be one of the more stylish options on the market.
Whether you’re considering a change, upgrade, or complete remodel of your kitchen, countertops will probably be one of the bigger investment items on your list. And if they are, it doesn’t matter if your goal is to increase your home’s value or your satisfaction and enjoyment of your kitchen – you really can’t go wrong with quartz.
Quartz Offers A Cohesive Look
Because quartz countertops are a man-made product consisting of ground quartz, resin, and color pigments, they offer a more uniform look.
In addition to uniformity, quartz allows for customization of textures, patterns, and finishes, ensuring the final product fits your kitchen design. Quartz can be engineered in solid colors or made to imitate marble to such a high degree, it is nearly indistinguishable.
The Cost Of Quartz Is In Line With Other Materials
Comparable in price with granite options, quartz countertops bring the added value of customization along with the assurances that the end product is precisely what the customer is expecting.
Beautiful stone countertops will add value to your home, making it more marketable. And, while the upfront cost might initially seem high for a man-made product, with lower maintenance cost over time, quartz can prove to be more cost-effective in the long run, especially if you take care of them.
Quartz Is One Of The Most Durable And Low-Maintenance Materials
Quartz is also a popular choice because it’s durable and easy to maintain.
If you’re in the market for a material that gives you all the style of materials such as soapstone or marble, with more durability and half the maintenance, you can’t go wrong with quartz countertops. Not to mention it’s a fraction of the cost of marble.
Here are a few more benefits. Quartz:
- Resists chipping
- Is mold, mildew, and bacteria-resistant
- Is given added protection through the resin process, negating the need for sealant
- Is non-porous and therefore resists staining
However, quartz, like any other countertop material, is not indestructible. It can tolerate average cooking temperatures, but extreme and sustained heat or cold can lead to warping, cracking, and discoloration.It's Versatile And Stylish
Quartz doesn’t play favorites – whether you’re a minimalist, traditionalist, or someone looking for a more modern look and feel, with so many design choices available on the market, quartz allows vast versatility in overall color and texture, guaranteeing you will find the right look for your vision.
The bottom line truly is that quartz will never leave you at a loss for options.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a positive return on your investment for years to come, or simply needing a change in scenery, quartz is a choice you don’t want to overlook.
If you’re considering replacing your kitchen counters with versatile and beautiful quartz countertops, call the professionals at Crowley’s today for a free quote. With Crowley’s, you will get stunning and durable kitchen counters you love — and love to use!
If you’re on the fence between quartz and granite counters, download our FREE Granite & Quartz Material Guide to compare the two.