Why Quartzite Makes a Great Kitchen Countertop

Finding the best material for a new countertop installation is one of the most challenging aspects of remodeling or renovating a kitchen or bathroom. Quartz and granite are two stones many property owners choose for their countertops. Though some people may think both materials are similar, they have distinct attributes that often lead to more confusion over which one is best.

When you take a close look at the benefits of quartz countertops over granite, you’ll see that quartz comes out on top.

What Is Quartz?

Quartz is a type of rock consisting of oxygen and silicon. To make quartz countertops, manufacturers blend the rock with resin. Though the original rock material is natural, these countertops are technically man-made, thanks to the addition of 5-10% resin, which binds the quartz dust or chips into a solid slab.

Surprising Benefits of Quartz Countertops

Quartz is a highly attractive material for countertops, offering a wide selection of colors to complement any home design. Here are some of the other benefits of quartz countertops you can expect when you choose them for your kitchen and bathroom:

  • Uniform Appearance: If you prefer your countertops to have a uniform appearance without one-of-a-kind features between each slab, quartz is the ideal material.
  • Eco-Friendly: Quartz is a naturally formed mineral, but acquiring it doesn’t harm the environment. It is recyclable and doesn’t require extensive mining from the ground that can disturb local ecosystems.
  • Little Maintenance: With quartz countertops, you won’t need to perform any special cleaning requirements to keep its surface pristine. Simply clean with soap and water. These countertops are non-porous, so they are stain and water-resistant.
  • Sanitary: Because it is water-resistant, you won’t have to worry about your quartz countertops harboring viruses or bacteria. It is also resistant to germs and won’t promote mold growth, keeping your countertops safe for food prep or bathroom use.

Why Quartz Is Superior to Granite

Quartz and granite countertops are equally strong, but the former is more flexible than the latter, making it less vulnerable to breaking.

Even though granite is 100% natural stone and only requires daily washing with soap and warm water, it needs an annual sealant application to prevent stains and water damage. Without sealant, the material is vulnerable to germs, mold, and stains, and water damage. Quartz, however, requires no coatings, thanks to its non-porous nature from the inclusion of resin.

Call Us to Experience the Benefits of Quartz Countertops for Yourself

Our team at CCT Natural Stone Designs in Dallas, TX, understands the benefits of quartz countertops, which is why we specialize in quartz countertop designs and installations. Backed by a combined 25 years of experience, our professional staff uses the highest quality of quartz to fabricate custom countertops to accommodate every client’s ideal design. We strive to consider each client’s individual needs to create viable countertop solutions that will stand the tests of time.

To learn more about our services or get started on your quartz countertop installation, call us at (940) 535-7271 today.

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Our talented designers are able to interpret your project requirements precisely and then translate them into a practical and workable solution, using an endless selection of the highest quality natural stone available. Our expert fabricators are then able to accurately create your vision using their years of experience and today’s latest technology.

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