Quartz and marble are two very popular options when it comes to kitchen countertops. Since a kitchen is one of the most used spaces in a home it is important that you make the right choice and select the material that complements both your home and your lifestyle in terms of appearance and longevity.
Both quartz and marble will provide your kitchen with a beautiful and elegant look but these materials do not perform the same way. Quartz has many benefits when compared to marble and will give your kitchen both the look and style you want in addition to durability, which is a must for a busy household.
When it comes to appearance, quartz will give you a wide selection of colours and patterns to choose from and because it is made of 90% quartz that is mixed with pigments and resins the colour and placement of the veins will be more controlled giving you just what you’re looking for without any surprises like odd colourations and spots that come along with marble.
Quartz also happens to be more durable than marble because it doesn’t etch, stain or stun the way that marble does, making it easier to maintain resulting in a lot less worrying for you. This is because quartz countertops are non-porous so they don’t absorb moisture and liquids the way that marble does. You can also eliminate the fear of stunning because a sudden impact on the stone will not cause any marks to appear unlike marble, which is way more susceptible to this. If you were to drop a heavy skillet on marble, for example, a white mark would appear and stun marks are permanent once they occur.
Maintenance is a key factor in any kitchen because you need it to be fast and simple so that you can get on with your busy day. The good news here is that quartz countertops require very little maintenance and you do not have to seal it or use specialty cleaners. Marble, on the other hand, is very high maintenance and sealers would have to be applied regularly so that when a spill inevitably occurs, there is a chance it will not stain. Sealers can break and this will add to your list of worries instead of eliminating them the way quartz would.
Choosing the right countertop is a big deal and if you want to ensure that you’re making the right decision, Art’s Countertops can help! Whether you want a granite, quartz or laminate countertop, they have it all so that you have a wide selection of different materials to choose from. If you’re in the waterloo, Cambridge or Kitchener areas, visit Art’s Countertops today!