Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are prized for their sleek surface and their natural beauty. They’re made by combining resins with ground quartz and colorings and then subjecting the mix to high pressure and heat. The resulting countertop material is cut to measure and installed in kitchens or bathrooms.

Pros of Quartz Countertops

One of the reasons why quartz kitchen counters are seen as an asset in any home is because this material offers some terrific advantages:

  • Since quartz is manufactured, you can choose from a variety of looks and colors, including countertops with metallic flecks or an even look.
  • Quartz counters can very closely imitate marble, granite and stone.
  • These countertops are very low maintenance, requiring simple cleaning and no yearly resealing.
  • Quartz countertops are nonporous, which gives homeowners more peace of mind about using them in kitchens.
  • Quartz counters are stain-resistant.
  • You can create the exact look you want because you won’t have to account for the imperfections you might see in natural stone.
  • Quartz counters are twice as scratch-resistant as granite.
  • Even with all the benefits of quartz countertops, they tend to cost the same to install as natural stone.

If you want a nonporous and low-maintenance countertop that will last for years with timeless beauty, quartz is a solid choice. The professionals at Henry H. Ross & Son, Inc. can help you select the look in high-quality quartz designed to look great.

Cons of Quartz Counters

No material is perfect. As with any countertop material, quartz has its drawbacks:

  • Countertops made with this material are not weather- and heat-resistant, which means you’ll need to take extra care with hot pans. Quartz is not suitable for outdoor kitchens.
  • There is less variety in the look of quartz, so you may lose some of the uniqueness of natural stone.

Contact Henry H. Ross & Son, Inc. Today

Now that you understand the pros and cons of quartz countertops, maybe you’re considering them for your own home. If that’s the case, you need a professional, like the experts at H.H. Ross, to help you choose high-quality quartz and install it correctly. You can also explore all your countertop options with us.

Henry H. Ross & Son, Inc. is a family-owned business with more than 60 years of experience helping contractors and homeowners create stunning countertops. Our technology allows us to create beautiful countertops that match the unique style of your home. Contact our team at H.H. Ross today for a free quote!