Unless you happen to be a geologist, there’s a good chance you don’t look forward to the process of comparing slabs. History shows that people have been collecting stone for many years to be used in sculptures, columns, tables, and countless other things. Because of its durability and natural beauty, it is just as popular today as it ever was. With modern engineering there are more options than ever for beautiful, durable stone countertops. Composite quartz helps to make your living space more functional than ever - many times for a much lower price tag! As quartz is growing in popularity, and consumers are becoming more aware, you may find yourself wondering what exactly sets quartz apart. Here are some of the most common benefits of quartz countertops.
How is Quartz Made?
Quartz, is a natural stone, however, countertops made of quartz are actually a polymer resin, quartz, and pigment composite. Quartz countertops have actually been in existence for over three decades, but only in recent years have they become an affordable option that makes it a possibility for most homeowners.
Granite and quartz are both incredibly strong materials that are difficult to damage. The main difference is that quartz is created, and inspected in a lab, meaning that you know exactly what the stone consists of from the inside out. Granite is all natural which makes it impossible to know what materials could be inside of the stone and where frail spots which are prone to cracking may be. Not to mention, natural stone will always be porous, but quartz is a solid non-porous composition.
One of the many benefits of quartz is that it comes in a variety of colors. The pigment used in the composition is artificial which means you aren’t limited only to muted colors. You can expect bright, pure colors that pop in every piece of quartz.