Are you looking to replace your tired old countertops? Quartz countertops are very popular and for good reason. They can turn your old kitchen into a modern beauty.
However, they may not be ideal for every kitchen. Let’s take a closer look at Quartz for counters and what you need to know before buying them.
The Quartz countertops can be rather expensive. The cost will vary depending on the quality of stone you get. While it does cost more than other countertop materials, like laminate, it is less expensive than granite or marble.
The cost will also depend on how much you need, how thick it is and how it needs to be cut. If you have a complex design, it will be more expensive to be fitted in.
Does Quartz Come in Colors?
Yes, it does. If you have a particular color in mind for your kitchen, the dye can be added when the quartz is being made. You can also get the quartz to look like marble or granite.
Achieve the look of marble without spending the earth to get it. Most people will not even know. It’s amazing what they can do with quartz in order to make it to your very specifications.
You can also opt to not have a high polished finish on your counters. They are less glossy and shiny and look more natural and rustic.
Can I Install it Myself?
Unless you are a certified installer, no. You are spending a lot of money on your quartz countertops, you want them installed properly and you want the job done professionally.
Someone will come in and measure your cabinet space. Then, the installer will come with the quartz and install it. Once that is finished, you can bring the plumber in to finish off the job.
How Do I Care For Quartz?
First of all, try to avoid leaving the counter under the direct sunlight. Don’t use quartz for an outdoor kitchen. It will not react well with the UV rays of the sun.
Wipe up any spills right away but avoid using harsh cleansers or scrubbers that will scratch the surface. You can use mild spray cleaners or mild dish soap for harder to clean stains.
Never use the countertop for cutting and chopping. It will leave marks that will disfigure the surface. Don’t scrape at the debris that is stuck to the surface. Try spraying it or letting it soak in warm water.
While quartz may be considered heat-resistant, never place hot pans or plates directly on top of the surface.
Use a glass cleaner to give it a high shine after cleaning it.
Where Can I Buy It?
Any reputable kitchen design store and other larger stores that supply renovation materials. The kitchen design stores will have plenty of choices, people to install it for you and be very knowledgeable about the quartz.
Is Quartz For Me?
Overall, yes. It is non-porous which means spills and other germs can not soak into the surface. This means you can avoid stains, mold and bacteria that can cause bad odors and ruin the surface.
It is easy to work with so it is very design-friendly. Quartz can be fitted into any design of any kitchen. It can be installed in one large slab, but even smaller slabs are cut so that you will never notice any seams.
Quartz looks fabulous and if you take care of it, it will last many years to come. It doesn’t need to be sealed so cleaning up and care is easy. It looks like natural stone, without the hassle.
For help with your remodeling project, book an appointment with Karin Ross Designs today!