So, it’s time to do that big kitchen renovation you’ve always wanted. You’ve grown tired of the old kitchen that makes it hard to cook, provides no space to hang out with friends and family, and isn’t even attractive to look at. Upgrading your kitchen can solve all those problems while improving the value of your home. The big question is: what kind of countertop should I install? There are several different types of counters available and many of them—from marble to granite—are attractive, so which one is the right one for you? Here are a few reasons why quartz countertop installation in Alpharetta, GA, may be your best option.
Quartz is Incredibly Tough
Naturally occurring materials such as granite and quartzite are limited by nature. Rocks are plenty hard, but they’re also inflexible and vulnerable to cracking or chipping under extreme conditions. Quartz, however, is a manufactured material. Endowed with the toughness of quartzite (which comprises 93% of quartz countertops), quartz also includes binding elements, resulting in a material that is more flexible than natural stone, rendering it virtually indestructible.
Quartz is Nonporous
When purchased for your home, materials like marble and granite need to be sealed on a regular basis. That’s because these are porous materials and can be easily stained if not sealed. Quartz doesn’t have that problem. As an engineered material, quartz arrives at your kitchen completely invulnerable to stains due to its nonporous nature. It’s also better for your health as bacteria and other microbes can’t disappear into the small crevices that exist with other types of materials.
Quartz is Long Lasting
It’s extremely difficult to do any significant damage to quartz. The surface of quartz is extremely durable while its nonporous qualities make staining nearly impossible. That means you can have your quartz countertops in place for several years and it will never suffer the effects of corrosion or stains from foods like pasta sauce, red wine, or acidic household chemicals.
Quartz isn’t carved out of a quarry. Its manufactured nature means there are no limits to the size and shape of each slab. Also, it’s a flexible material that doesn’t have to be screwed into place but can be held in place in your kitchen with epoxy. These two unique qualities allow it to be installed in your kitchen or bathroom where walls, enclosures, and backsplashes meet the counters without any visible seems.
Easy to Maintain
Quartz is one of the easiest materials when it comes to maintenance. Without ever having to seal quartz, the most important thing you can do to keep your countertops clean is to soak up spills, and periodically wipe them down with a mild kitchen detergent and a soft cloth or a non-abrasive granite-cleaning pad.
If you’re going to make home improvements anywhere, nowhere do you get more bang for your buck than the kitchen. Inevitably, it’s the first room potential home buyers will look at, so the long-lasting and attractive nature of quartz makes it one of the best investments you can add to your home. This accounts for the enormous popularity of quartz countertops in Alpharetta. If you’d like to learn more, contact the experts at Legacy Granite Countertops.