We know that quartz is a very popular material for kitchen countertops, but do you know exactly how popular they are? According to the United States’ National Bath and Kitchen Association, quartz has replaced granite as the most popular kitchen countertop in the United States! We’re seeing the same trends right here in sunny Singapore where quartz’s versatility and beauty have won it many fans.
So why is quartz becoming increasingly popular among designers and homeowners? What are the quartz benefits compared to other kinds of countertops?
Here, we’ll explore a few reasons why many homeowners now prefer a quartz counter to other countertops.
Quartz is a resilient and durable material that’s ideal for busy and even messy households. It’s one of the sturdiest surfaces on the market too. The engineered product is stain-resistant, so it can stand up to splashes and spills from things like coffee, juice, oil, etc.
It’s also resistant to water, scratching, and chipping. Naturally, you still should invest in a cutting board, so your quartz counter remains pristine for many years to come.
A Quartz Countertop Provides Incredible Functionality
One of the best things about quartz is its functionality. You can easily install quartz virtually everywhere you wish and it would look good.
Quartz can even suit any kitchen design you want to pull off. You won’t have any problems Whether you include a breakfast bar or an island, you won’t have any problem. This versatility has won quartz many fans.
Since quartz countertops are manufactured, one great benefit is that they can be designed to have a vast variety of aesthetics and colours. Natural stone is only available in naturally occurring colours. As quartz is human-made, it can be created in a wide range of styles and colours.
The wide range of options is impressive if you wish to match the decor of your home in a certain way. It’s also amazing if you want a particular pattern or colour.
You can find anything from a natural brown to dark black and lime green. You can also find either a shiny or matte finish for quartz countertops. It would all depend on the design and style you want for your home.
You can see the wide variety and beauty of the quartz patterns that we carry:
Uniform Look and Feel
Some people prefer their kitchen countertops to feel and look the same throughout. This ability to provide a design consistency is one of the best benefits quartz offers.
Since quartz stones are manufactured rather than naturally-formed, they can be made to feel and look uniform throughout. This provides a consistent look and style, which can increase your kitchen’s design aesthetic.
One of the main reasons why quartz is so popular in Singapore these days is the fact that it’s non-porous. As quartz doesn’t harbour bacteria or any other microorganisms, you can rest easy knowing that your clean counter is a safe surface for preparing food. For germaphobes or cautious parents, this makes it the perfect material for a kitchen countertop.
Cleaning quartz is an easy task with just a soft sponge, warm water, and some soap if need be. Another benefit is that quartz countertops don’t need sealing, waxing, or re-polishing, unlike other natural stone items. That sounds like such a relief if you have ever owned a marble or granite countertop before.
For an upscale, modern look with extremely low maintenance needed, a quartz counter is something you should definitely consider installing in your kitchen.
If you need help with choosing from our wide range of quartz countertops, and information about our installation process, be sure to get in touch with the technically trained and experienced staff at Aurastone. Be sure to drop by our office or contact us today.