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Quartz is Trending Here are the Pros and Cons

Quartz is a man-made product, but it rivals natural stone in its beauty and effect in the overall kitchen, and even bathroom, design.  The basic recipe is finely ground quartz, resin and pigments, giving it an industrial feel. However, glass, stones, metals or other ingredients can be included to dress it up or tone it down, to create variations in the appearance.

Pros

  • Quartz counters are non-porous, so they’re tough!
  • Quartz counters are scratch resistant.
  • Quartz counters are stain resistant.
  • Because they are non-porous, mold, bacteria and mildew are unable to penetrate the surface.
  • Quartz counters do not require long-term maintenance (wood and natural stone need to be re-sealed).
  • If you want a monochromatic theme, with seamless corners and sinks, quartz is best, because it can mimic natural stone, like granite.
  • If you’re looking for a more uniform, monochromatic look, quartz can do that as well. So, it’s versatile.

Cons

  • Quartz can be expensive, but if you were deciding between quartz and granite, you would be spending about the same amount.
  • Quartz is for indoor design, only. While it is tough, but if it’s exposed to sunshine, rain and other elements, it will show the wear, through fading or warping.
  • Don’t place a hot pot directly on a quartz countertop, because it affects the resin. If you always use a trivet, you’ll be fine.

If you want more information about this trending product, call Atlas Construction at 951-9500.

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