When looking for a new countertop, there are a handful of factors to keep in mind. You want something that’s attractive—because you should enjoy looking at it each and every day. You want something that’s timeless, so you don’t have to worry about replacing your countertop in ten years after a trend fades. And you want something that’s durable and long lasting.
After all, your countertops see more activity than almost any other area of the house. Whether they’re located in the kitchen or bathroom, they sustain a degree of wear and tear that almost no other household fixture does. For that reason, they should be made of a tough, sturdy material.
The sturdy material that we’re partial to here at CCT Natural Stone Designs is quartz. Because this material is made of 90 percent natural quartz and 10 percent polymers and resins, it’s nonporous, and you never have to seal it—and that’s only one of the many benefits that quartz is known for.
This nonporous nature of quartz countertops is actually the main reason why they are the most durable countertop. But if you’re curious as to what else makes them so tough, here are a few other reasons:
Quartz countertops never need to be polished. They’re naturally shiny, and will never lose that sparkle, no matter how old they get. And if you’re wondering what kinds of special substances it takes to clean these countertops—none! All you need is soap and water.
Soap and water do a fine job keeping quartz countertops free of germs. Since these countertops don’t absorb moisture, there’s no space for unfriendly bacteria to sneak in.
Quartz countertops are as hard as concrete and very difficult to chip, crack, and scratch. This is thanks to the resins included in the makeup, since they make the stone more flexible. And even if your quartz countertop does get chipped, cracked, or scratched, repairs are very simple.
It’s also difficult for stains to find a home on quartz countertops because the surface has no pores for them to seep into. This makes the countertop surface ultra-hygienic, which is great for kitchens and bathrooms alike.
Many countertop materials last a long time, but quartz countertops can last forever if you take care of them correctly. The reason for this is that they are not made of any materials that degrade over time, so you may find that they even outlast your home.
If you want the most durable countertop, you shouldn’t have to skimp on looks. Quartz is not only sturdy and tough, but it’s gorgeous too, with plenty of patterns and colorations to choose from. To learn more about this engineered stone, give CCT Natural Stone Designs a call at (940) 999-0439.