quartz countertops in bathroomQuartz is usually considered to be a substitute to granite. Quartz surfaces are common for kitchen countertops because it is long lasting and more durable than granite. Quartz is considered as one of the hardest materials in the world which makes it a viable option for the kitchen countertops. Quartz countertops are manufactured so the pattern and color have no limit which includes the varieties that are alike to granite and marble.

Quartz countertops are stain resistant and easier to clean. It is also heat resistant and it can fight germs naturally. Because it is non porous, fluids and food bacteria will have a hard time to get trapped inside. Quartz surfaces can be used in bathrooms, countertops, vanities, kitchens, tabletops and shower surrounds. Some quartz countertops are made of extracted slabs of the natural stone, the newly engineered material is created over a manufacturing process.

Despite of its many gains the installation of the engineered quartz countertops can only be done by the companies certified installation experts. Quartz countertops allows a variety in edging options as like the natural stone because it is flexible to work with and can be held in place by using an epoxy or a glue instead of screws.

In the past, the biggest hit against quartz is that it lacks the color variation and patterns that you can get with the natural stone. But that is the arguable point now with almost all the manufacturers are offering the multihued slabs with adequate swirls, flecks, and arbitrary patterning that makes them blurry from the real thing. The cost of quartz countertops appear to drop down as they become popular and more companies make them available.

Maintenance free because you don’t need to seal or polish it.

Characteristics of Quartzraw quartz

  • Quartz countertops are 97% natural.

  • It has a very little amount of radon.

  • Quartz doesn’t need a continuous sealing.

  • Durable – you can’t find invisible patterns as what you can find with other countertops.

  • Quartz material is best for kitchen countertops because it is especially designed for arduous kitchen conditions.

  • Quartz is non porous.

  • It has an anti-microbial protection that inhibits the growth of the bacteria that causes odor, mildew and mold.

  • Its natural beauty is derivative from the multi-dimensional gem like color.

Maintaining Quartz Countertops

Though quartz countertops don’t require too much maintenance it should still be taken care of to preserve their sheen. Here are some of the proper ways:

  • Avoid hard pressure, quick changes in temperature and use nonabrasive cleaners.

  • Clean it with a mild detergent using a soft rag.

  • If there is something that can cause stain wipe it immediately.

  • Use a surface cleaner to clean up heavy or dried stains.

  • Scrape away grease, paint or gum with a putty plastic knife.

  • Remove the permanent markers or ink with oil based cleaner. Use a degreasing cleaner to remove the grease.

Before installing quartz countertops it is important that you first look at the structural issues. Whatever countertops you decide to choose never forget that it should complement with the different enhancements such as the integrated sinks, board inserts, backsplashes and beveled edges that is appropriate to your household style.