Kitchen Countertop Options – Quartz

May 13, 2010

Kitchen remodeling is the most commonly undertaken remodeling project in the country year after year. A remodeled kitchen not only improves the overall look and perceived value of your home but offers a great return on your investment as well. There are certainly a great many options available to homeowners looking to replace their kitchen countertops, a key element of any kitchen remodel and all the options available have their own set of pros and cons.

Quartz countertops are a manmade alternative to granite and are gaining in popularity. To create them natural quartz (just like that found in granite) is mixed with binding resins and coloring agents to produce a countertop that is resilient, practical and beautiful.

In terms of price and performance granite and quartz countertops are very similar in nature so choosing between the two often becomes a matter of personal taste. Quartz countertops tend to have a more uniform patterning than their granite counter parts which some people prefer as it matches at the seams perfectly whereas granite countertops have pattern differences that can look jarring in that area. Quartz countertops are also available in solid bright colors which can look spectacular in a modern kitchen .

Caring for a quartz countertop is very similar to caring for a granite one, although quartz does not need the occasional resealing that granite does to keep it at its beautiful best. It’s worth remembering though that while both materials are very durable they are not invincible. Once installed you should still remember to use a cutting board when preparing foods and clean up any spills as soon as possible.

Aladdin Carpets and Floors carries full lines from three of the leading manufacturers of quartz countertops – Silestone, Cambria and Zodiac –  and our knowledgeable staff are always happy to help you explore all your kitchen countertop options to discover which one is the perfect fit for your new kitchen.

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