Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops

September 16, 2019

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Looking for countertops that look great, hold up well, and won’t go out of style? Quartz countertops might just be your answer! But as with any type of countertop material, it’s worth doing your research. Here are a few of the biggest pros and cons we think you should know if you’re considering investing in quartz countertops.

Pros of Quartz Countertops

First off, quartz countertops look fantastic—like most natural stone, they lend a sophisticated quality to your room and can do a lot to tie your overall aesthetic together. They come in a wide array of colors, textures, and patterns, and generally make an attractice addition to almost any kitchen or bathroom.

Quartz is also reasonably tough. Compared to concrete and granite, quartz countertops are much less prone to chipping and cracking. It also doesn’t exhibit the same super-hard feel that some find unpleasant in natural granite slabs.

Perhaps the best thing about quartz is that it’s totally nonporous, so you’ll never need to stress about spilling or staining. It also means that your countertop is less likely to harbor bacteria or viruses. 

Cons of Quartz Countertops

To be honest, there aren’t many cons! Quartz is a household favorite for a reason. Perhaps the biggest drawback for most homeowners is the price—while not as expensive as something like marble, a quartz countertop might stretch some budgets depending on the size and dimensions you’ll need for your project.

One other aspect of quartz worth noting is that it does tend to look more contemporary than natural stone. For most homeowners, this is a nonissue—however, if you’re going for an intentionally classic or historical design, this might be worth considering.

Want to learn more about quartz countertops? Wondering how much it would cost to replace your countertops with quartz? Click here to ask your questions, or head over here to get a free quote!

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