Quartz kitchen countertops are your best bet if you are looking at a kitchen remodel
A kitchen is only as good as the countertop. True, that. The countertop is the most used element in the kitchen and so you would do well to invest in a durable as well as good-looking one. Quartz kitchen countertops are, for sure, your best bet.
Fun Fact: Quartz countertops may or may not actually have that much quartz in them!
Quartz countertops are not solid slabs of quartz mineral, as the name suggests, but are an engineered stone product. They are composed of pulverised stone-like materials and minerals combined with polymer resins for hardness and binding. One of the latest and best man-made kitchen countertop materials, these worktops have gained popularity due to their durability and yet natural stone-like beauty.
Read on to find out more about quartz kitchen countertops and why you should definitely consider them if you are looking at a kitchen remodel.
Quartz Countertops Come In An Endless Variety Of Colours And Styles
The inclusion of quartz crystals, waste marble, granite and other natural minerals gives quartz countertops an organic texture that can compete with any natural stone in look and feel. Since they are engineered slabs, quartz countertops are available in a variety of different colours and styles. They can also be custom-fabricated in any size and shape.
Some quartz countertops look just like marble complete with convincing veining. White engineered quartz countertops with black or bluish veins can easily be mistaken for natural marble.
Common colours for stone-look countertops are white, black, brown and grey. This gorgeous brown quartz counter looks absolutely stunning in a white distressed finished retro kitchen.
This cold steel grey quartz countertop is sleek and provides a beautiful contrast to the wood laminate cabinets in this modern kitchen. With an engineered slab, there’s no need to worry about cooking spills and staining!
This absolutely stunning slab has so many colours in it that it could easily pass off as natural stone. The varying shades of black, brown and white give the quartz countertop an organic depth and visual appeal.
In varying hues of brown and beige, the countertop and artistically laid textured backsplash tiles, go hand in hand to give this kitchen a rustic and yet elegant edge.
And you if still aren’t convinced, here are some added reasons why you should be opting for a quartz kitchen countertop:
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Quartz countertops are extremely hard and non-porous and hence stain and scratch resistant. They make for practical worktops for a busy kitchen space which puts hygiene first. Several quartz kitchen counters even have antibacterial agents added to them. They are heat resistant too and are easy to maintain since they don’t require an annual sealing unlike natural stone.
Since they are engineered slabs, quartz countertops rarely have imperfections. Controlled manufacturing ensures uniformity in the slabs.
Environmentally Friendly Quartz Countertops
Quartz countertops are greener than other options. Around 90 percent of minerals used to form the base of a quartz countertop are waste-products of other quarrying or manufacturing processes. Even the resins used as binders in engineered quartz countertops are not so synthetic.
The only thing that can be used against quartz countertops is that they don’t come cheap (when compared to other man-made options) and would probably cost you as much as a natural granite slab. They are also exceedingly heavy in comparison to worktops in solid-surface material, ceramic tile or laminate, but then so are natural stone slabs.
The Bottom Line
Quartz kitchen countertops are a no brainer. With their kind of versatility and practicality, it would be pointless to look at anything else. They offer the best of all worlds – combining the chaotic appearance of natural stone without its unpredictability. They have the flexibility of solid-surface material and yet are highly durable. And they lend a luxurious finish to the Modular kitchen that you can customise according to your aesthetic sensibility and style. What’s there not to like? Quartz countertops for the win, we say!