When you design a kitchen or bathroom, one of the most important decisions that you will make in terms of materials is what material you’ll choose for the countertops. For years and years, if you wanted to get a great, solid, sturdy countertop material, you would choose granite each and every time. With all the color variations of granite and the natural beauty, it’s no wonder this material has been chosen time and time again! However, a newer material has come to town and is quickly gaining on granite in terms of popularity. Quartz countertops are definitely here to stay!
When you choose quartz countertops, you are choosing a maintenance-free countertop option. Granite needs to be sealed and cleaned with certain cleaners. Quartz, on the other hand comes sealed with no other future treatments needed for most brands. It’s easy to clean and because quartz countertops are non-porous, they are even classified as anti-microbial.
Quartz countertops are a great choice for uniformity. Many people enjoy the variation that granite has because it makes each piece unique. However, you occasionally end up with a slab that has undesirable inclusions or varies in color enough that the sample piece looks nothing like the slab. Quartz countertops, however, are uniform in color, inclusions, and are identical to their samples.
Here at The Gallery of Stone, we love granite and other countertop materials, but we also can see why today’s busy families are choosing the low-maintenance quartz countertops! If you’d like to learn more about our quartz countertops or our other countertop materials, give us a call!