There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about quartz countertops in Scottsdale homes. By understanding the basics and the facts of choosing this countertop option, homeowners can decide if this is the best option for their renovation or new home construction needs.
Myth: Quartz is a low-cost option to marble or granite.
Most Scottsdale homeowners will find quality quartz countertops are priced very similarly to marble or granite. While this is not a low-cost countertop, it is important to realize it is a once in a lifetime investment.
A quality quartz counter is custom designed and cut for your specific countertop area. It is one of the most desirable countertops for most home buyers, offering several benefits over other natural stone options.
Myth: Quartz is not durable and hard to maintain.
This is completely false, as quartz countertops are more durable and easier to maintain than other types of natural stone. It is a non-porous surface, which means spills do not absorb into the surface, limiting any risk of staining.
Also, quartz is sealed by the addition of resin in the manufacturing process. This means no need for ongoing sealing, something that is required for both marble and granite. Quartz countertops are easy to maintain with a wipe down with warm, soapy water, and a rinse with a damp cloth.
Myth: Quartz cannot be damaged.
Any material can be damaged under the right conditions. While extremely durable and very resistant to chipping and cracking, it is still important to use some basic care when working on these countertops.
Avoid applying hot pots or pans from the stove or oven directly on the surface. Using trivets under hot pots is recommended. Avoid dropping heavy objects on the counters, particularly on the corners and edges.
If you are considering quartz as an option for your Scottsdale kitchen or bathroom countertops, talk to the experts at Home Solutionz and make sure you know how the details on the product before making a selection.