As the most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust, quartz is used in everything from jewelry to glass. It’s also a very popular countertop material, as the global quartz countertop market is expected to reach more than $9 billion USD by 2027. Just as quartz is plentiful, so are the reasons for considering it for your next kitchen countertop.
#1. Easy to Customize a Kitchen
To create quartz countertops, manufacturers pulverize the natural stone and then add a variety of polymers and resins. That mixture is then heated so it can be formed into slabs. The same process can be used to create quartz tiles that are perfect for flooring or a backsplash. Choose quartz countertops and matching accents for a custom look that’s all your own.
#2. Available in Endless Patterns
Quartz is so common that nearly all rock contains some form of this mineral. That’s a major advantage when choosing a countertop material as it means you’ll have a nearly endless number of color and pattern choices. While amethyst, blue, and gray are very common, you’ll also find quartz available in varying shades of yellow, pink, and green. There are even selections that mimic the look of granite, marble, or other stone too.
#3. It’s Virtually Maintenance Free
The process used to manufacture quartz ensures a non-porous surface that resists stains and bacteria. That means no additional sealant is required, so there is no need to worry about resealing your countertop every few years. Keeping your quartz countertop clean is a breeze as well. Just wipe clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent and the surface will continue looking like new for years to come.
#4. Quartz is Highly Durable
From hot dishes to sharp knives, your quartz countertop can handle whatever you throw at it. Its hard surface will naturally resist scratches, scrapes, and dings. Since it’s non-porous, food spills won’t have a chance to sink into the surface. Accordingly, you will not have to worry about stains either.
While it’s always best to use a trivet, quartz is heat-resistant enough that you won’t have to fret if a hot pan accidentally does come into contact with it. This makes it a great choice if you regularly have kids or other family members helping out in the kitchen.
#5. It’s an Eco-Friendly Option
The fact that quartz is extremely common makes it a very eco-friendly option for a number of reasons. For example, it is easily extracted from the earth’s surface without having to be mined too deeply. This means less damage to the earth’s crust as a result of mining.
In addition, there are hundreds of mines in dozens of states. This means that the quartz used to make your countertop probably didn’t need to be trucked very far to reach the manufacturer.
#6. Quartz is Suitable for Outdoor Kitchens
For a durable material that can withstand the elements, you can’t go wrong with quartz. This material can hold up to harsh weather, moisture, extreme temperature changes, and more, all while maintaining its aesthetic appeal. Consider quartz for your patio kitchen, shelter house, screened porch, or guest cottage. It’s an excellent material for outdoor countertops, tables, serving areas, and seating benches.
Attractive Quartz Countertops for your Kitchen or Bath
Would you like to know more about the benefits of quartz countertops? Here at Aphrodite Marble and Granite, we offer a wide selection of quartz slabs and would welcome the opportunity to show them to you. Drop by our showroom in Forked River or contact us at 609-693-4450 to schedule your consultation. 609-693