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For those of you that enjoy granite countertops, you will have no
choice but to be impressed with the improved quality of a quartz
countertop. Quartz is significantly more durable than granite,
requires less maintenance, is stain and scratch resistant,
heat/scorch-resistant, doesn't need to be sealed or polished and it
is available in several adored colors.
Quartz countertops consist primarily of quartz, almost 100%. This
makes quartz countertops extremely hard, durable, nonporous and
nonabsorbent. Quartz is a wonderful alternative to natural stone
because it offers the look and feel with a lowered cost. You will
most likely be paying anywhere from $45 to $75 dollars per square
foot for quartz.
Engineered quartz makes matching sections of a countertop easy.
Quartz is uniform in color, texture, and pattern. Basically, quartz
provides all of the wonderful benefits of natural stone, but without
the difficulty of color matches, scratches, stains, high
maintenance, and other related drawbacks.
Generally, quartz is installed by personnel trained by the
fabricator or distributor. Not only is a quartz countertop dense and
strong, but it is also heavier than most other stone countertops.
This requires a practiced professional for installation. However,
quartz is easy to cut and handle compared to granite and other stone