Choosing Quartz Countertops – What You Need to Know
For a long time, it seemed whenever someone talked about cool, sleek countertops for the kitchen or bath, granite was the material that people mentioned. But now the trend is towards quartz countertops, like HanStone, and for good reason. While granite is “unique” (no two slabs are alike), extremely scratch and heat resistant and durable, it’s high maintenance and porous (hello, bacteria and mold!).
Quartz, on the other hand, is nonporous, so mold, bacteria and moisture can’t penetrate the surface. It, too, is heat and scratch resistant. Many colors look like natural stone, but many manufacturers offer colors not found with natural stone products, which can provide even more flexibility with design. You’ll find cleaning and maintaining quartz countertops to be more straightforward as well since it’s a non-porous material, and this will save money (and headaches) over time.
This provides a brief overview of what you need to know. For a more thorough comparison, we recommend downloading our FREE Countertop Comparison Kit .