Whether you’re remodelling your kitchen or building a brand new one, choosing countertops is one of the most exciting steps in the process.
Besides the durable surface they provide for cooking, eating, and entertaining, they’re also your kitchen’s main focal point that everyone notices right away.
Choosing the right material for your kitchen countertops is critical. There are so many options to choose from, including granite, marble, concrete, and wood.
All of these are great choices; however, the material that is rising above the rest in popularity as of late is quartz.
If you’re considering quartz for your countertops but are unsure if it’s the right material for your kitchen, you’ve come to the right place.
Quartz countertops have their own sets of benefits & drawbacks that go along with them.
Pros & Cons
- Quartz countertops are just as strong as granite but have the added benefit of being more flexible making them less likely to chip or crack.
- Quartz is non-porous and does not require any sealing – ever. These stones offer a virtually maintenance-free kitchen work surface. Plus, quartz doesn’t hold viruses or bacteria, so you know that your countertops will be clean when you wipe it down.
- Quartz may look like they’re straight from Mother Nature—and that’s the idea—yet, they are manufactured in various patterns and colours. This gives you many more options for monotone textures or colours that have more variation.
- One drawback, although quartz is generally heat-resistant, it can be damaged by high temperatures; as when you take a hot pot or pan off the stove and set it directly on the surface. Exposure to extreme heat, or temperatures, could lead to scorch marks or discolouration that marks your countertop surface.
- While quartz countertops are very durable, they cannot be considered indestructible. They are stain-resistant, so dropping a glass of wine on them simply requires a quick cleanup.