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Get to Know the Benefits of Engineered Quartz Countertops

Posted on: June 18, 2024
By: Mike Abatiell

Engineered quartz countertops are made from quartz and flexible resins. This durable, attractive countertop material combines the beauty of natural stone with the strength of man-made materials. If you’re planning a kitchen renovation or remodel, installing engineered quartz countertops can enhance the beauty and value of your home and complement any kitchen design. Here’s a look at the biggest benefits of engineered quartz countertops. 

Available in a Wide Variety of Colors

Engineered quartz countertops are available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures. Whether you are planning a sleek, modern kitchen or an old-fashioned farmhouse style kitchen, your kitchen designers can seamlessly integrate quartz countertops into your design. Engineered quartz is more consistent in color and texture than natural stone, and this uniformity can make it easier to plan other elements of your kitchen design around your new countertops. Quartz countertops can be fabricated in shades of white, gray, and black as well as reds, golds, pinks, and other colors—some brands and manufacturers offer over 50 color options. 

Choose Your Pattern and Texture

The texture and pattern of manufactured quartz is determined by how the quartz is ground. Stone that is coarsely ground will look more flecked or grainy in appearance. You can also choose finely ground quartz that mimics the appearance of natural stone like marble and granite. You can even choose a pattern that looks like polished concrete. 

Elevate Your Kitchen with a Unique Finish

Another huge benefit of quartz countertops is the ability to further customize your kitchen design by choosing the perfect finish for your countertops. Quartz can be polished, glossy, matte, or textured. The finish you choose can complement your kitchen aesthetic and affect how easy it is to care for and clean your quartz countertops. 

Adaptable and Durable

Engineered quartz is highly adaptable and durable. You can use quartz for almost any area of your kitchen. Quartz is dense, nonporous, hard, non-abrasive, and won’t react to acids. This makes it perfect as a countertop, backsplash, or wall material. Quartz countertops do not need to be sealed to protect them from spills and stains. It is very hard to scratch, chip, or damage quartz, so your countertops will look beautiful for decades without requiring a lot of effort on your part.

Easy to Clean and Maintain

Like any countertop material, engineered quartz does need to be cleaned. However, quartz countertops are very low maintenance when compared to other countertop materials. You can use mild detergent or soap and water for everyday cleaning. A non-abrasive cleaner can remove stubborn spills and stuck-on residue. Quartz will not stain, and if you have a matte surface, it won’t show fingerprints. 

No Need to Seal 

Unlike other natural stone countertops, you don’t need to seal engineered quartz. It is resistant to stains and acids, and it is nonporous. This means your quartz countertops will last longer and look better than other types of countertops you might choose. Many homeowners favor quartz countertops over natural stone because they offer a similar appearance but with much greater longevity and durability. 

Naturally Heat-Resistant

Engineered quartz is naturally heat-resistant. You can put hot pans and dishes directly on the surface without worrying about scorching or burning the countertop or causing damage. However, it is still recommended to use trivets for hot dishes. If you bake a lot, a quartz countertop can provide extra space for cooling baked goods quickly. While the heat rating for quartz isn’t as high as it is for other types of natural stone, most quartz countertops are heat-resistant to 500 degrees Fahrenheit or more.

Amazing Return on Investment

The ROI on engineered quartz countertops is higher than other types of kitchen countertop materials. If you plan on selling your home in the next 5-10 years, installing quartz countertops can attract more buyers and result in a higher sales price for your home. 

Request an Estimate for Quartz Countertop Installation
If you’re ready to explore your options for quartz countertops as part of your kitchen remodel, our team at Abatiello Design Center can help. We offer a wide range of kitchen countertop options, including laminate, quartz, marble, soapstone, and granite. Our countertop materials are designed to be both durable and gorgeous, and they are built to last. Our kitchen design team can guide you through the process of choosing the perfect engineered quartz countertops for your kitchen as well as provide professional kitchen countertop installation. You can also count on us to provide expert, full-service kitchen remodeling services. To schedule a kitchen design consultation or countertop installation in Vermont, Upstate New York, or New Hampshire, call us today at (802) 773-6300 or contact us online.

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