As you will see more and more people are turning to Quartz countertops vs. Granite/Marble, but why you ask? Simple as stated previously:
“Quartz is a man made product which contains crushed quartz mixed with resin in a ratio of 93% quartz to 7% resin. They are manufactured in a variety of different patterns and colors. Also, there are numerous suppliers for Quartz. Quartz a maintenance free product that is scratch and stain resistant. It is non-porous and does not require any sealing.”
This saves you time and money spent on getting your countertops sealed every 6 months- a year. You might be saying to yourself so why would any one get any other material to put in the kitchen? Sometimes the look of natural material is just unparalleled to that of Quartz so it really has to deal with what look you are trying to achieve with your kitchen. And some people are scared of price tags while changing up the look of their kitchen. Which is normal, but here’s the catch:
You spend lets say 2k on a Granite counter top as opposed to say 2.5k-3k on a Quartz. Did you really save however? Have you forgotten the maintenance that comes with owning a Granite countertop? The money spent in sealing it every so often as well as buying the proper cleaning products for it will eventually catch up to the Quartz countertop. (Even the marble-look Quartz colors)
I am not discouraging you from buying a Granite or Marble top simply because there is an upkeep to them. I must say the “natural” look of actually natural materials is beautiful and something Quartz only comes close to. What I am saying here is if you have young ones or if you just simply don’t want to worry about maintaining your kitchen then Quartz would be the way to go. There are so many different suppliers & different colors to choose from, think about it!