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Are Quartz Counters Right for You?

Does the idea of having a plethora of color and style choices for your new kitchen counters sound exciting? How about having kitchen counters that are nearly stain-proof without regular sealing or treating? Or perhaps you want something that is extremely durable so it won’t scratch or chip. If this sounds perfect to you, then quartz counters just might be the best choice.

Quartz counters are not indestructible, but they are quite durable, and they manage that while being nearly maintenance-free, unlike other materials used for countertops. Quartz counters are nonporous, so most things you spill on them will sponge right off without staining the surface. There are a few exceptions, however, so always clean up spills promptly. Furthermore, being nonporous means they are also more sanitary, as it is more difficult for bacteria, mold, mildew and germs to grow.

Quartz counters are also appealing if you are concerned about the environment and the sustainability of its resources. Quartz is the second most abundant component in the earth’s crust. Add to that the fact that the major brands of quartz counters have been certified as low-emitting, and you have a product that is good for the planet as well as your family’s health.

On the flip side, if you have a tendency to put hot pans on your countertops, and you really can’t stand the idea of a seam line anywhere in your kitchen counters, then quartz counters probably aren’t right for you. At The Granite Guy in Worthington, Ohio, we will be glad to make other recommendations that would be more suitable if either of these is a factor.