HGTV.com calls engineered quartz “ the new countertop contender.”
“A 21st century marvel of ingenuity, engineered quartz is giving granite, soapstone and marble a race for the top, countertop that is. First developed in 1963 by the Breton Company to mimic Granite, engineered quartz has soared to incredible heights today.”
The Pros of Quartz
- Quartz is not porous, so almost no risk of staining. There is no need to seal Quartz against stains.
- This hard surface is perfect for high usage kitchen countertops. It is more crack and stain resistant than natural stone.
- Quartz is man-made and has a vast arrange of colours available. It also has a great range of pattern options and different finishes.
- Quartz is environmentally friendly and recyclable.
Making decisions about installing stone are numerous. Edge choice, stone quality, cleaning and maintenance requirements, and pricing are all factors that you need to consider. Download our handy Tip Sheet that details some of these various topics. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to Martina by clicking here.
Quartz Kitchen Countertop FAQS
Quartz is somewhat more durable than granite since it is harder. Quartz is practically indestructible, and since it isn’t porous like granite, it’s simple to keep your counters bacteria-free. Cooking pans, on the other hand, must be handled with caution: Excessive heat may wreak havoc on quartz. Quartz has become very possible as it relates to kitchen renovation trends.
Countertop installation costs vary wildly. There are many variables from the cost of the actual material, to the inclusion or exclusion of installation and production charges, etc. A realistic range for roughly 50 square feet of high-quality Quartz countertops fully installed would be $4,700 to $8,500
Quartz countertops are very low-maintenance. Because they’re made of pulverized stone and resin, they don’t need to be sealed like that of granite and marble worktops. When it comes to beautiful kitchens, trust the professionals at Stonewrights. Contact us today and see which countertop is right for your home.