Kitchens are the hub of most American homes, and that means you want yours to be beautiful and functional. Countertops are the hardest working surface in your kitchen, so special thought should be put into the type of counters that will work best for you. You need your countertops to be durable, heat-resistant, stain-resistant, and attractive.

A lot of people like granite countertops, and they are a good choice for many homeowners. But quartz countertops have some benefits that you should know about before making a decision on which material you will use for your kitchen countertops.

Benefits of Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are a stone-like material that is actually man-made. The material consists of ground-up particles of stone stuck together using plastic resin. Some of the reasons people love quartz over other materials for countertops:

  • This material can look like real stone but is more durable. It is nonporous, which means you don’t have to worry about sealing it!
  • Quartz is a man-made product, which means it can be made to have a more uniform appearance than natural stone. If you prefer a countertop that isn’t as busy as granite can be, then quartz may be the product for you.
  • Quartz can also be made in a wide variety of colors. Because granite and marble are natural stone materials, there are only so many color options. If you like color choices, quartz may be right for you.
  • If you care about protecting the environment, quartz is a better pick than granite or marble. These natural stone materials have to be cut from the earth. Quartz consists of waste materials like cut glass, bits of stone, and other substances. This means that quartz is better for the environment.
  • Quartz requires very little maintenance overall and is extremely easy to clean. Because of the porous nature of stone materials, you could be dealing with sanitation issues if the stone is not sealed on a regular basis. With quartz counters, you don’t have to worry about bacteria and other problems.
  • Some stone materials, like marble, can be incredibly expensive, but quartz is reasonably priced. 
  • Quartz countertops are designed to withstand abuse, and you can have these counters for many years without damage or a need to replace them.

The Installation Process

The fabrication process for quartz countertops is also easier than stone materials. The material can be formed into any shape, whereas stone materials have to be cut into the right size and shape for countertops. This countertop can be made to fit any space and design. 

Learn More About Quartz Countertops 

If you have more questions about installing quartz countertops in your kitchen, reach out to Quest Interiors. We are happy to share more information about how this versatile material can update the look of your kitchen and what the costs of installation are.