Counter space is key to any kitchen. If you don’t have enough counter space, you can’t work, and the kitchen becomes inefficient and a nuisance. When you design a kitchen, make sure you allow for plenty of counter space. Once you have set aside space for your counters, it’s time to think about the material. In today’s kitchen, the quartz countertop is king.
Quality of quartz countertops
There’s more to quartz than just dazzling good looks, but let’s face it, it’s the physical beauty of quartz that first catches the eye. When you’re showing off your kitchen, your guests won’t be impressed by how durable and easy it is to maintain, they will be impressed by their appearance.
Quartz countertops are a mixture of quartz, pigments, and a binding resin. In other words, they come in every style and color. They can be bold and bright, or earthy and neutral. Most are made to mirror natural stone, including the natural flecks, swirls, and vein patterns. By adding bits of glass and metal to the mix, you get the same physical attributes as you would with natural stone countertops. You can even play with the texture by various methods of finishing the quartz.
Caring for quartz countertops
Another benefit of quartz countertops, as opposed to granite, is that the resin used to bind the materials together will make quartz much more sturdy and non-porous. You won’t need to seal or reseal quartz countertops. Being non-porous makes it much easier to care for quartz countertops because liquids and stains won’t penetrate the surface and cause permanent damage. All you need is soap, water, and a soft sponge. Avoid steel or rough sponges, even for tough stains, as you can damage and dull the surface of the quartz.
To find the best countertop for your kitchen, you need to check out all of your options at The Kitchen Showcase. Stop by our kitchen showroom in Denver to see the difference between quartz and granite and other countertop materials. Our design experts are here to guide you towards the best materials and the best styles for you and your kitchen.