Quartz is making a huge splash in the kitchen this year and we do not expect to see this trend slow down anytime soon.
So what in the world are quartz countertops made of? Well, quartz countertops are fabricated from natural quartz, one of the hardest minerals found in the Earth, and small amounts of glass or metallic flecks are added to create variety, resulting in beautiful countertops. Didn’t know you were going to get a science lesson today did you?
If that sounds fancy to you, then you are spot on! Previously quartz was seen as a luxury kitchen surface and perhaps out of the price range of the average household. So why all of a sudden do we see quartz popping up in regular Joe kitchens? Well, the development of composite surfaces is opening the possibility of natural stone as an option for both kitchen and bathroom surface, according to HouseBeautiful.
Now although quartz may remind you of granite, these countertops will provide you with the following advantages:
- Easier to maintain
- Texture does not allow bacteria to grow
- Resists against stains
- Endless color options
- Plus they never have to be sealed!
When deciding on what material to use for your kitchen countertops, you cannot go wrong with quartz! Your ideal kitchen countertop will have the unique style, durability and low maintenance all of us are dreaming of.
Have you made the switch to quartz or considering it?