There are some similarities-and differences-between granite and quartz. Quartz is a beautiful and durable counter top selection for your kitchen. Made of 94% ground quartz, these countertops will hold up for many years to come. They are also manufactured in a factory, which is slightly different than their other stone slabs which are often mined.
As far as color and style go, quartz has a wide range of colors so it fits in well with various kitchen design plans. Reds, greens, creams, brown and black are all available when you select quartz for your kitchen countertops. They are highly scratch resistant and don’t need to be sealed because of the additives that are included during manufacturing.
Finally, a great quality to quartz is the various streaks and patterns found within the stone. Putting previous complaints of monotone quartz to rest, the companies who manufacture this stone counter top are making sure this stays highly competitive by making the patterns, colors, and streaks that consumers demand in order to compete with the highly sought after granite countertops.
If you are looking to install countertops in your new kitchen or kitchen remodel anytime soon, make sure you keep these two materials in mind. Granite and quartz are both low maintenance, scratch resistant options that naturally make sure your investment is secured for decades to come. Don’t worry about slipping with your knife or fretting over whether or not your quartz countertops need to be sealed, these materials will hold their own for you making them a great investment. If new countertops are on your purchase horizons, give KBD of Iowa City and their knowledgeable employees a call and let them help you decide which option is best for you.