5 Reasons Quartz Countertops Are Right For Your KitchenEast Coast Granite of Wilmington - October 26, 2023
If you are design-savvy and are looking to add an upgraded feel to your kitchen, you should strongly consider quartz for your kitchen countertops. Quartz countertops add a striking visual appeal and durability to your kitchen surfaces. Due to its near infinite design options, quartz has become the most popular alternative to natural stones such as granite and marble for countertop materials.
1. (The Obvious) They Are Very Trendy
Since quartz countertop manufacturers are constantly innovating new sophisticated patterns and colors, quartz offers many style options that fit all kitchen design types. You will find a countertop to match your style; from farmhouse to traditional, modern to rustic, any style is covered. When you travel down the quartz color options, there are dark colors to pair nicely with light cabinets and light quartz countertops that match well with dark cabinets. Are you looking for a countertop that has an even design? You will love the colors of the consistent patterns quartz can offer your kitchen countertops.
The consistent pattern that manufacturers can give to quartz countertops will allow your entire surface to have even patterning throughout your space. This is a great option if you want to avoid the unwanted inconsistencies that can be found in natural granite and marble. We believe the “natural occurrences” in granite and marble are beautiful, however, we understand this does not fit all homeowner's preferences. A predictable pattern is nice because you can match up seams. The ability to hide seams gives your surfaces an even flow throughout the space.
2. Easy Maintenance
Now let's talk about functionality. We know that visual aesthetics and the cost are important, but the functionality and low-maintenance will pay for itself in the long term. Quartz countertops are among the most durable surfaces available. They are sealed during manufacturing so there is no need for any additional future sealing. Quartz countertops rarely chip, are heat and stain resistant, and are difficult to scratch. These characteristics make for the perfect kitchen countertop surface.
3. The Manufacturing of Quartz is Eco-Friendly
We have outlined many benefits that come with “manmade stones”, now we will discuss the environmental perks quartz countertops offer.
Quartz is a very common element found throughout the United States. Although mining practices have evolved and improved through the years, mining is not entirely eco-friendly. A great thing about quartz countertops is that the process uses quartz that has already been mined. So, manufacturers recycle the “scrap” pieces from other mining that has already been completed. No natural quartz is mined just to make quartz countertops.
Quartz countertops are manufactured by introducing crushed quartz with resins and pigments. All brands use basically the same method. The positive of this process is, there is little-to-no impact on indoor air quality, which should help you keep your peace of mind where health matters are concerned. As always, manufacturing, mining, and transportation can have a negative impact on the environment. These processes are constantly reconfigured to ensure the environment is taken care of as best as they can. The point is that quartz countertops are proving to have less impact than the other most popular surfaces.
4. Design Options are Virtually Infinite
While you are planning your new kitchen design, do you like having a wide variety to choose from? If you just answered, “Yes!”, quartz countertops are probably a great fit for you and your project. Prepare yourself to have to choose from a large variety. The selection of colors and patterns are almost endless. Even if you have the most precise taste or design idea, there is a quartz countertop to match your style. Although granite comes in a wide variety of colors you could make the argument that there are more color options with quartz.
Quartz offers the cleanliness of pure colors and patterns that are designed and consistent. This creates a clean visual landscape in your space. If you are considering a kitchen remodel, there is a perfect quartz countertop for your project out there. East Coast Granite can help coordinate the quartz color with your cabinets and flooring ideas and then choose a backsplash to match. Or we can simply install the same quartz you choose as a 4-inch or full backsplash.
5. Quartz Countertops Are Perfect For All Household Types
Due to its durability, affordability, functionality, and low maintenance, quartz countertops perform well in a wide variety of kitchens. A quick summary of the highlights of Quartz countertops:
- Quartz countertops offer a modern style and versatility for anyone looking to add long-term value to their home.
- The durability of quartz makes it perfect for families with children. We all know that children can be rough on a home, and your kitchen countertops need to withstand frequent spills and accidents.
- Quartz kitchen countertops are strong, durable, and low-maintenance. This makes them an excellent match for anyone who wants a countertop that will last and does not require upkeep or annual seal treatments.