White Quartz for Kitchen Countertops
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHITE QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS Generally when evaluating your options in countertop materials, the list is almost always shortened to the following materials: white marble or white quartz, granite, and sometimes quartzite. Therefore, if you have done some little research about countertop materials, then you might probably be familiar with white quartz-like looks like Calacatta Marble or even like the White Cararra marble, as it is very often mentioned. What then does white quartz have that makes it so special, why is it this widely appreciated and hence used? That will be our main focus in this article in other words we will tell you all you should know about white quartz if you consider using it as your countertop material. However, before we get to that part, let us briefly introduce White Quartz. Being a relatively new material to the family of countertop materials, white quartz, or quartz in general consists of ground, mixed with polymers, resins, and pigment to create a wide array of textures and colors. As you might have noticed, this makes Quartz a totally man-made material. That being said, what are the things you need to know about White Quartz if you intend to make it your countertop material. It Is Durable The Durability of any material is always a major concern. With quartz being one of the hardest minerals in the world, only surpassed by a very short list of materials that include diamond, durability becomes less of a worry. This gives quartz countertops a great advantage over materials such as granite and other natural stones. Basically, it is very resistant to scratches and therefore cracks. Added to all that durability, it has the bonus of not needing sealing, which introduces us to our second point. It Requires A Lot Less Maintenance:
Quartz due to the way it is made is non-porous, meaning that it does not stain and hence does not need to be sealed. In the case of other porous stones such as marble, sealing constitutes one major expense, especially as it has to be done often. That is why it is always a great idea to have a material that does not stain. You need to note however that, though liquids cannot stain white quartz, high heat will leave permanent stains or even cause the material to crack. But from a more general point of view, when compared to other materials that need to be handled with particular care, a white quartz countertop is quite easy to maintain for a number of reasons, the first one already being mentioned above which is the fact that quartz is non-porous. This, therefore, makes cleaning very easy as it does not require any sort of special cleaner. However, harsh cleaning chemicals should be avoided as they may damage the surface, but instead simple soap and warm water should be used to clean up eventual stains. It Is Very Hygienic: Due to its non-porous nature, Quartz does not absorb stains and hence bacteria, which makes it a very hygienic material. This means that once cleaned, you don’t have to worry about eventual bacteria stuck in the material.
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