Planning to renovate your kitchen? Still, confused about which stone would stand for the long-term? OR are you simply tired of changing your kitchen interiors as you are done with the stone used in your kitchen? Well, the answer to all these is “Go and get a quartz countertop!”
What Exactly Is Quartz Countertop?
Quartz countertops are those amalgamated stones that are engineered by humans and not obtained naturally. It has a great combination of the following three:
Ground quartz (a hard mineral that is obtained naturally) – 90 percent
Resins, polymers, and pigments – 8 percent to 10 percent
The grinding process of all these materials forms an extremely hard surface like granite. Coarse grinding makes the surface a little flecked and fine grinding makes it look smoother. To identify the smooth quality of quartz, you have to use the same skills that you may have used for Granite Selection.
Quartz countertops are environmentally tested and they are declared as light and moderate. Quartz is the second largest material present in the earth’s crust. However, there are certain toxic conditions in which the acrylic resins (one of its components) are made, but overall, the countertops made of quartz are highly durable and nonporous.
Let’s quickly go through the benefits derived from quartz countertops:
Wide Range of Selection
In Granite Selection, you have limited choices because granite is naturally obtained from the earth’s crust. Quartz, due to its human touch engineering process, comes with a multitude of choices. You can also customize your own design to match your other kitchen furnishings.
Stain-Free And Crack-Resistant
Due to its nonporous feature, quartz countertops are stain-free and crack-resistant. These countertops do not have pores to absorb all the oils or liquid.
The kitchen is the only place in your house where you have to work almost every day. Your kitchen countertop is exposed to enough dust, dirt, and bacteria due to which it becomes essential to maintain it. Easy cleaning with very light soapy water can help you keep quartz maintained for a longer duration.