What makes the quartz countertop so special?

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We’ve learned what quartz countertops are made of, how much they cost and that they come in a plethora of colors and styles. But why go with quartz when granite costs the same and is a standard in the kitchen? One reason is that quartz is extremely durable with a scratch sand scorch resistant surface that ranks No. 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. This makes your quartz countertop very difficult to scratch or chip.

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5 Quick Facts About Quartz Countertops

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1. The “Greenest” Natural Stone Product. Quartz countertops are more eco-friendly than other natural stone surfaces because they are 93% quartz stone. Quartz is one of the most prolific minerals on the planet. Quartz countertops qualify towards LEED certification points.

2. Unrivaled Durability. Quartz is the 4th hardest mineral on the planet, preceded by Topaz, Corundum, and Diamonds. Your quartz countertops won’t chip, crack, or stain.

3. Sanitary. Because they are non-porous, quartz countertops aren’t susceptible to the grime and bacteria build-up that is typical of other natural stone surfaces. They never need to be sealed and do not require the use of special cleaning products.

4. Great Warranties. Our quartz countertops come with 10-warranties.

5. GREENGUARD Approved. GREENGUARD backs quartz countertops because of their no-VOC composition, which complies with GREENGUARD’s high indoor air quality standards.

Now that you know a little bit more about quartz countertops in general,

How to Choose the Right Color for Your Kitchen Countertop

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There are many types of natural stone that you can use for a countertop such as granite, marble, and quartz. Quartz countertops have a few advantages over these other types. Some of them include color, seams, and strength. This article will discuss some of the reasons you should choose quartz countertops.

Color

One of the first reasons to choose quartz countertops is their color. One of the main issues that you encounter with other types of natural stone is that their shade and pattern varies a lot. Quartz countertops do not have this problem. Their color and appearance is consistent all the way through. This leads to the next point.

Seams

One of the next reasons to choose quartz countertops is the seams. With other types of natural stone, the seam stands out because of the shade and pattern variations. Quartz countertops have a consistent color throughout, so their seams are much less visible.

Maintenance

Another reason to choose quartz countertops is the maintenance that is required for them. Other types of natural stone countertops are very porous and will absorb materials that will cause stains. Quartz countertops are non-porous, so you never have to worry about common materials that will cause a stain. This also saves you the hassle of having to seal your counter every so often. However, you should still wipe up any spills that occur just to be safe.

Scratches

A common problem with natural stone countertops is scratching. Quartz countertops are resistant to scratches. There are only three minerals that are harder than quartz. These minerals include topaz, sapphire, and diamond. Since this material is so hard, your quartz countertops will rarely get scratched by a stray knife like other types of natural stone can get scratched.

Strength

One of the final reasons you should choose quartz countertops is their strength. Other types of natural stone are not as strong, so they are susceptible to damage during installation or transportation. Quartz countertops are much stronger, so they won’t likely become damaged during installation or transportation. You also will never have to worry about chips or cracks that may occur during everyday use.

These are some of the reasons you should choose quartz countertops. Their color is consistent throughout, so their seams will be much less visible. Quartz countertops are also non-porous so they will be resistant to stains without needing to be sealed.

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