When you’re shopping for surfacing material, you have a wide
variety of options. Do you want marble or granite, butcher block, or ceramic
tile, or should you choose quartz? We have seven good reasons why quartz may be
your best bet.
- Quartz is extremely durable. Quartz is
engineered to be incredibly tough. It can take just about any kind of
punishment without chipping, cracking, or peeling, and it’s resistant to
stains, scratches, heat, and corrosion. Quartz is a synthetic material, made of
93 percent crushed quartz, with pigments and resins that make it strong and
give it a uniform look.
- It’s an eco-conscious option. Quartz is manufactured
in America, from materials that are abundant and easily accessed. Even so, some
quartz manufacturers specialize in recycling and repurposing quartz, which
makes it even more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
- Quartz is resistant to bacteria. Quartz
is non-porous, which makes it easy to clean. It readily resists stains, but it
also combats bacteria, viruses, mold, and similar growths. Cold, hot, gummy
liquids, raw foods, and other substances that stick to countertops won’t be
able to penetrate the surface of a quartz countertop. You can easily wipe them
away and prepare your food directly on your quartz countertop surface.
- You’ll find a wide selection of quartz
options. Quartz countertops come in a huge variety of styles, colors, and
patterns. You can easily find one to suit your style, and there are varied
options for edging and bevel styles for a beautifully finished look. Quartz can
be used in vertical positions, and can even be fashioned to look so much like
natural granite or marble it’s hard to tell the difference.
- Quartz won’t break the budget. The cost
of quartz is comparable to granite, but quartz has a quality and durability
that maintains its value throughout its lifespan.
- It’s a low-maintenance option. Not only
do quartz countertops clean up easily with a swipe of a paper towel and soapy
water, but they also require minimal maintenance. While quartz countertops
shouldn’t be cleaned with chemicals, bleach, or harsh cleaners, they also don’t
- Quartz countertops are consistent.
Uniform and consistent in its colors and patterns, quartz can be used to create
countertops that are smooth, consistent, and beautiful.
decided on a surfacing material, your choice for where to shop for it is an
easy one. A well-established natural and engineered stone fabricator and
installer, United Granite has been serving
Virginia, Maryland, DC, and New Jersey for 22 years. Our 4 fabrication shops, 4 slab yards, and 1
showroom, as well as our extensive stone inventory, allow United Granite to
produce the highest quality countertops, with the most natural stone color
selections combined with the shortest lead time in the industry. We’ve got
locations in Chantilly, Alexandria, or Fredericksburg, Virginia; if you’re
looking for professional service, quality workmanship, and the highest level of
customer satisfaction possible, visit our website or email us for more information.