- Quartz is slightly different in that it is not 100 percent natural. Instead, countertops are manufactured using 95 percent ground natural quartz and 5 percent polymer resins.
- One of the main reasons quartz has exploded in popularity is due to appearance.
Quartz has the look of stone while also allowing homeowners to customize the design.
With quartz, the selection process is quite easy.
- Since quartz is engineered you use regionally manufactured stone and local fabricators.
This cuts down on the distance the material needs to be transported.
- Like granite, you’ll want to clean any spills on quartz countertops with soap and water or a household cleaner, but that’s about it in terms of maintenance.
The solid surface means that there is no need to have your countertops resealed.
- Quartz is actually harder than granite and thus, more durable.
In fact, quartz is nearly indestructible, and because it isn’t porous like granite, it’s easy to keep your countertops relatively bacteria-free.
Be careful with cooking pans though: Quartz can be damaged by excessive heat, so use heating pads at all times.