Quartz is an excellent choice for kitchen counters since it offers a combination of durability, aesthetic appeal, and low maintenance. Quartz countertops are made by combining natural quartz minerals with resin binders, making them extremely durable and resistant to scratches, cracks, and stains. Quartz countertops come in a wide range of colors and patterns, mimicking the appearance of natural stones like granite and marble.
Quartz countertop’s non-porous surface does not absorb liquids, which makes them highly resistant to staining, though not stain proof. Quartz countertops are susceptible to stains from coffee, tea, wine, turmeric and food dyes. Fortunately, it is possible to remove stains from quartz countertops with baking soda.
To keep quartz looking fantastic regular cleaning with mild soap and water is sufficient to keep them looking new. Be sure to never use household cleaners with too high or too low of pH levels, as these cleaners can discolor the counters. Also avoid abrasive cleaners or rough tools like scrub sponges or metallic pads since these can damage or dull the surface.
While quartz can be damaged by excessive heat, it is highly resistant to heat-related issues in the kitchen. If exposed to temperatures above 300 degrees Fahrenheit, the resin binders within the quartz slab can change their chemical state — often impacting the color of the quartz. Quartz countertops also holds up well against scratches from knives, pots, and pans, making it a practical choice for a busy kitchen.
Quartz countertops are known for their long lifespan. They won’t scratch, crack, or get chipped easily. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for many years without losing their charm or functionality.
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