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Are Quartz Countertops the Answer for Your Kitchen?

Updated on September 28, 2016

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Consequently, we often go above and beyond to give it life and beauty yet keep it truly functional and purposely designed. So, we look for the perfect cabinets, a table that can seat the ideal number of guests, colors that warm and inviting, and countertops that are both pleasing to the eye, yet can lend themselves to being the perfect worktop.

Thus begins the quest for the perfect kitchen! And, with some time, and eye towards style as well as budget, and perhaps a willingness to make a plan – then perhaps be flexible with it – one can soon have the kitchen of their dreams. Of course, one of the most debated topics in kitchen design is the type of countertops to have! They may be basic and remanescent of bygone years or more modern by opting for quartz countertops, but as long as they meet your personal criteria of a kitchen, then all is good.

So, if you are torn between what type of surface your kitchen counters should have, consider the beauty of quartz kitchen countertops. Like many solid surfaces, this type of top meets the basic needs, while adding an air of style and art. Not sure? Consider these benefits of having quartz kitchen countertops:

  • Low maintenance – Just because one wants a great looking kitchen does not mean that one wishes to spend many hours in there cleaning. A quartz countertop require little maintenance. Simply wipe with soapy water, avoid using scouring pads which will dull the service, and never use harsh chemicals as they will break down the bonds between the quartz and the resins.
  • Safe and Beautiful – Because quartz has resin binders the countertops are non-porous. As a result, they are bacteria, mold, and mildew resistant. (It should be noted that quartz countertops are 95% quartz and only 5% resin.)
  • Unlike many other stones, quartz slabs can be virtually any size and will not have seams in them. In addition, they are more flexible than natural stones, yet just as sturdy and long-lasting. In fact, quartz can be used as not just countertops, but also for floors and walls.
  • Color – Quartz countertops can be made in vitually any color, so you can get them to match nearly any kitchen style or design.

Making the choice to have quartz countertops in your kitchn is a practical way to add design, warmth, and functionality to this important part of your home. There are many vendors and instalers of quartz countertops, so take your time n making a selection. Talk to local homebuilders to get their input and then get ready to enjoy the beauty of quartz. If you have other questions about quartz, or other countertop choices, talk to pros such as those at Northstar Granite to learn what type of countertop choice will best suit your needs and design.

Many websites provide additional information on the topic of quartz kitchen countertops. One such site worth visiting is

Janet Slagell independently authors articles for, Inc. for search engine marketing. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those solely of the author, and not of any other person, company or organization. No guarantee or warranty, express or implied, is made regarding the accuracy, fitness, or use of the content herein.


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