Neighborhood Homes

Quartz Countertops

Stephanie Lachance from EGStoltzfus talks about the benefits of quartz countertops.

Quartz, unlike granite, is a manmade material. Therefore, there will be less variation from slab to slab, although slight variation from dye lot to dye lot.

Better Visuals
As you move through the tiers of quartz you get access to better visuals. For example, we have some solid-look and granite-look visuals available in the lower tiers. And some marble-look visuals, in the higher tiers.

Protecting Your Quartz
Unlike granite, quartz does not need sealed. However, it is made using pigments and resin. As a result, a hot plate could scorch the resin coating on the surface of the quartz. So, we recommend using a trivet for all hot plates.

Quartz is a non-porous material, so it will not stain as quickly as granite if red wine spills on your countertop. Any countertop can stain, however. So, we recommend using Bar Keeper’s Friend to remove those tough stains or areas that are harder to clean.

Marble is not recommended for kitchens, so if you are interested in a marble look for your kitchen, quartz would be the best alternative for that application.

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