The countertop you choose for your kitchen and bathroom should be appealing, great quality, and highly functional. As you’re shopping around for countertops, you’ll quickly learn that certain materials triumph over others.
Quartz is one of these materials. Many of the customers that come to Silver Marble & Granite choose engineered quartz because of its customization capabilities, longevity, and low-maintenance attributes. You won’t find many materials that can boast the same qualities.
If you’re looking for free estimates for your kitchen or bathroom countertop installation, then give us a call!
What is Quartz?
Quartz countertops is an engineered material that’s made with at least 90% quartz. The rest consists of resins and pigments. The pigments are what make these slabs customizable – you can find some manufacturers with a wide array of color options because of this.
The resin acts as a sealant, which removes it porous state. This, in turn, makes quartz countertops immune to all sorts of destruction, including scratches, stains, and burns.
Where to Install Quartz Countertops?
The beauty of quartz is that you can install it anywhere in your home. As for countertops, you can use the slabs in your kitchen, bathroom, basement, or anywhere else you have a counter.
The durability of engineered quartz makes it suitable for any indoor location. However, there are some people who use quartz outdoors with no weathering issues. Just note that many manufacturers will void the warranty for the stone once it’s installed in an uncovered area.
When it comes to kitchen settings, quartz is a great product for withstanding heat. This is great news if you’re an avid cook and baker. The surface can withstand up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. But be wary of sudden temperature changes, which can cause it to crack.
For example, going from normal to extreme heat or extreme cold. It’s also not recommended that you place extremely hot items on the surface for extended periods of time.
Quartz Countertop Maintenance
Another reason to go with quartz countertops is because of the low maintenance involved. If you’re looking for a countertop that doesn’t require much work down the road, then this is for you. Unlike with natural wood and stone, you don’t have to seal engineered quartz.
All you have to do for upkeep is wipe the surface with soapy water and a damp cloth. Most stains are easily removed with a gentle scrub and mild detergent mixed with warm water. You always should use a cloth versus a scouring pad because that can cause the surface to turn dull.
Also, avoid using harsh chemicals, such as bleach, to clean quartz. This will cause the bonds between the quartz and resin to break.
On another note, you’ll like the fact that quartz is antimicrobial. This means odors, mildew, and mold can’t grow on it. You can thank its nonporous state for that. Since nothing can penetrate the surface, you don’t have to worry about stains and odd smells.
Since quartz slabs are fabricated in large slabs, the amount of seams present are minimal. This too makes maintenance easier since there’s less chances of gunk falling between the cracks.
Choose Quartz for Functionality
It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to enhance the functionality of your bathroom or kitchen – quartz can do the job. With the endurance it offers, you can do your normal duties in the kitchen and bath without worry of damaging the surface.
This gives you peace of mind and comfort of taking care of business without interruption. A lot of homeowners opt for quartz because they can prep, cook, and enjoy meals all on one surface. Then the ease of maintenance really makes it a desirable option.
Hiring a Quartz Countertop Contractor
What you need now is an expert to help you with getting quartz installed in your home. The professionals at Silver Marble & Granite are here to help. Our local showroom is available to view the various quartz slabs we have available.
The one you choose is the one our experts will fabricate and install into your home. One of our professionals will come to your home to take down measurements to ensure a proper fit. The process from fabrication to installation is fairly quick compared to other contractors.
The delivery is also fast compared to big box stores. If you’re looking for a quality countertop upgrade using a durable material, then give us a call today for your free estimate!