What are Quartz Countertops?
Quartz countertops are made from quartz crystals that have been ground up and then fused back together to create the slabs used in creating countertops. It has a look and style similar to stone countertops. It also comes in a variety of colors and styles. Whether you have a stainless steel kitchen or are going for a more relaxed look, there’s a quartz countertop that fits the look. Although they’re most commonly used in the kitchen, you can also use these quartz slabs in a variety of other ways. Bathroom counter, shower seat, and fireplace mantel are just a few different ways to employ this beautiful material.
It is stylish and low maintenance once installed. The seams on the counter are nearly invisible and it doesn’t require sealing like a stone countertop would. It also doesn’t require special cleaning like some surfaces. Just wipe these countertops down with warm water and soap after every use. Another good thing about these countertops is they’re more flexible than stone countertops. You get the same elegant look of stone or marble without running as high a risk of cracking them. Another advantage of going with quartz is its long life. By the time the countertops are ready to be replaced, you’ll be ready to redo the entire kitchen. In fact, most manufactures are will guarantee our countertops for 10 or 15 years.
These countertops are not a simple install so it’s highly recommended you have a professional do the installation rather than yourself. This will be more time consuming and expensive than other materials you could self-install. It itself is also on the expensive side, costing $60-90 a square foot depending on color and brand. It’s vulnerable to sudden changes of temperature, especially heat. This results in it not being an option for any outdoor installations.
Quartz countertops are a good option if you’re looking for an elegant look for your kitchen. They are more flexible than stone countertops and cost about the same as a stone countertop would. With low maintenance and beautiful colors, it would be a worthwhile addition to any kitchen. If this is the countertops you’re going to go with, remember to prepare your kitchen and schedule a professional to install them beforehand. Once that is done, sit back and enjoy the elegant look and simple care of your new countertops!