The quartz worktops are new, but they have already found a large following because of too many good qualities like durability and appearance. The reason for this, is because they do not have the weakness that it is found in the natural stones. It is also called the engineered stone countertops. The quartz countertop is expected to last for a long period. It is important if you take time to look for the weaknesses and strengths. The quartz is a manufactured product and it can be made to be too attractive. Manufacturing process lets the user to have wide colors to choose from compared to the colors found with the natural stones like the granite or marble. The appearance for the finished engineered stone is luxurious and rich. The finish is deep compared to the depth compared to the use of other materials such as Corian.
Quartz is capable to last longer like granite and concrete, but it is quite forgiving so it cannot crack or chip that easily. It does not come with the feel or the hardness that the people may not like. Just like other materials used for hard surface countertop, the quartz is not porous which means it is easy to resist the staining better compared to the concrete, marble and granite. It can withstand the coffee, tomatoes, wine or oil with other sources of the stains within the kitchen. When it comes to the cleanliness, the surface means that it is not going to harbor the viruses or the bacteria. You are also going to be confident so that you make the surface clean and this is the best benefits that you will get for your bathroom and kitchen.
When it comes to the quartz worktops, the big concern is the price. It can reach to 115 up to 200 dollars for a square foot. You have to know that these prices are normally competitive and there are some high end countertop for the slate, concrete, marble and granite.
The countertops look contemporary but you should keep in mind that the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The quartz is also not that resistant to the heat like the concrete, crushed glasses and granite. It is important to be careful about the pans and hot pots within the kitchen or the hot air tools within the bathroom.
The countertops are worth the consideration because they require low maintenance and they have an upscale look. You have to be aware of the few drawbacks such as the price. If there is no problem to live with all these things, you should know that the quartz countertops will exceed all your expectations. You have to know that the quartz have to be installed by the professional. They are difficult and the heavy in handling and cutting the holes to be used for the sink may not be an easy task. The price of the granite had started to reduce, but it is still expensive compared to other options. Over a long period, the reduced maintenance is enough in offsetting such difference in the price.