4. Quartz Is Highly Customizable
Those who choose quartz for their home or commercial building are able to customize the color and design in many ways thanks to the man-made properties and engineering of it. There are dozens of colors to choose from when buying quartz for countertops, backsplash, floors, and more.
Now in 2022, quartz is often being used in interior designs like modern and minimalist trends. Quartz creates a seamless, bright look that can freshen up any indoor space. Plus, it is more difficult to match the color and style of your cabinets when using real stone countertops like granite. By using quartz countertops, you can pick the color and look to match the style of your home. Engineers use pigments during the manufacturing process of quartz to change the tint and color. Trace minerals are also used to alter the appearance of quartz right out of the factory. The trace minerals create custom shades, depth, and sparkle to your taste.
5. Quartz is Very Durable
One of the biggest benefits of using quartz for your kitchen countertops is that the material is heat resistant. There is a low chance of damaging quartz countertops, especially compared to other stone products, during regular use. However, heat resistant means the quartz can only withstand a certain high temperature for only so long. It is best to take precautions with your quartz countertops such as using hot pads for cooking pans and using cutting boards for prepping food. If the quartz is exposed to extremely high temperatures, typically 400 degrees or higher, there is a risk of it warping and being damaged. As long as you are not exposing the quartz to extreme temperatures or cutting food directly on the countertop, quartz can last for many years to come.
Although quartz countertops are highly durable, accidents can happen. Thankfully the repair process on quartz products is relatively simple. Use an acrylic adhesive, epoxy, or a clear resin to fill nicks and gaps. A fast-setting clear epoxy is the best material to use on repairs for your quartz countertops.
Countertops take up a big area of your kitchen and make the style of your house dependent on them. For beautiful countertops that match your style, consider choosing quartz for your countertops, flooring and more. Whether it is kitchen countertops or a bathroom vanity, McFarland’s Flooring EnCounters will be happy to supply, design, and install the quartz in your next home project. To get a free estimate on your flooring or countertop renovation, contact us today.