Quartz worktops don’t come cheap, but they’re well worth the price. There are lots of other potential countertop materials out there like laminate which can be more economical if you are looking for something short term. If you want to elevate your kitchen and boost the value and desirability of your home then you should definitely consider quartz for your worktop upgrades.
Durability of Quartz
Quartz is renowned for its durability and resistance to scratches. This means a quartz countertop will need replacing very infrequently. An Italian company created quartz countertops in 1963 with the aim of taking an extremely abundant material (quartz) and engineering it to be stronger than stone.
A material’s hardness is measured on the Mohs scale which is a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the hardest. Quartz countertops come in at a 7 which is harder than granite which is a 6.
Quartz is extremely durable, but it is not indestructible and it is possible to chip or scratch, however, with average daily use this is extremely unlikely.
How easy is it to maintain quartz worktops?
Quartz benefits from looking as luxurious as granite and marble but with the added bonus of being less porous so it is extremely easy to keep clean and bacteria-free. Generally, all that is needed to keep quartz counters looking their best is wiping them down with soapy water. For more stubborn stains we recommend creating your own quartz cleaning solution. This is simply a half and half of water and 91% isopropyl. This should go in a spray bottle and be sprayed onto the stain and left for five minutes before being wiped off with a microfibre cloth.
What does quartz look like?
Quartz is an impressive material to have in your home, it has a luxurious look and feel. Quartz worktops are also a very easy to incorporate into your kitchen or bathroom as quartz comes in such a wide variety of colours and patterns from natural, neutral creams and greys, to eye-catching reds and greens.
If you are looking for an attractive stone with a lot of colour options that’s easy to maintain and will last you over a decade then quartz is definitely worth considering for your home. Speak to one of our experts at Marble Supreme if you have any questions about quartz or other stone for your home or business.