Kitchen quartz countertops in Atlanta can really be strikingly beautiful. And what makes them so special is the fact that they require a much lower maintenance than other natural stone products. Since it is deemed one of the hardest minerals on earth, quartz countertops make for a durable option. This countertop material has a non-porous surface, unique blend of beauty with the look of natural stone and its easy care, makes kitchen quartz countertops an exceptional match for any lifestyle.
The Process of Manufacturing Quartz
Engineered in a factory quartz slabs are unlike natural stone slabs. The primary ingredient is about 94% ground quartz, combined with polyester resins to bind it and pigments for color or small amounts of recycled glass and flecks of metal for a veined or patterned look. These countertops also come in multihued slabs with enough flecks, swirls, and random patterns, making them almost indistinguishable as compared to natural stone countertops. And besides the polished finish look, you can also get them with a honed, sandblasted, or embossed treatment. The very low-to-none maintenance required of quartz (and certainly no re-sealing necessary) is making it a very sought after option nowadays.
The added materials included in the process also allow for color transitions. That way the counters can be made in basically any color under the rainbow. It is these color options that are the most exciting to homeowners. With granite, the color selection is limited to more earthy tones since it is a natural rock that comes straight from the earth. There is no material added to granite so there is no option to provide it in dramatic and exciting colors.
Top Benefits of Using Kitchen Quartz Countertops
Installing quartz countertops for kitchen opens you up to a number of benefits. Listed below are some:
- This is the most durable type of countertop available on the market and can last a lifetime if treated properly
- Does not need sealing
- A wide range of designer color options are available
- They literally pay for themselves since they add value to the home
- Safer than others since bacteria have a tough time taking hold
- Often less expensive than granite
- Uniform design
It has become a designer’s delight since it is easy to work with and can even flow with the rest of the kitchen. More importantly, quartz can turn any dull kitchen into a work of art immediately.
Are you on the market for some premium-grade quartz countertops? Give us a ring at Art Stone Granite & Marble. We will be more than happy to provide you with a no cost, no obligation design estimate. Just call us now!