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High quality, stone kitchen countertops have long been a hallmark of the beautiful and functional kitchen. Current trends in the construction industry are showing quartz as a highly popular choice, even more so than traditional marble or granite. Here are some of the reasons homeowners are considering a quartz kitchen countertop. Contemporary Spaces by Fort Lauderdale Tile, Stone & Countertops Marble of the World
- Design flexibility: The type of quartz used in kitchen countertops is made mostly from natural quartz with a small amount of polymer resin and pigment added to produce color. Where granite and marble countertops are limited to colors produced in nature, quartz countertops can be produced in almost any color imaginable. This makes the design possibilities nearly limitless.
- High durability: Quartz countertops are very strong and durable, offering years of service with limited worries about damage. Compared to granite, for example, quartz is highly resistant to scratches and cracking. Excess heat, such as setting hot kettles or pots directly on the surface, is one of the few things known that can damage a quartz countertop.
- Resistance to staining: Quartz is nonporous, which means it will not stain when exposed to the types of oils, fats, liquids, and cleaning materials commonly found in kitchens. Since these substances will not soak into the countertop, it is also much easier to keep quartz surfaces clean and free of bacteria.
- Construction advantages: Because of quartz’s toughness, manufacturers often offer warranties on quartz countertops. They also provide multiple thicknesses, varied edge styles, internal design features (such as crystals), and different textured surfaces.