Choosing the right material for your countertop is a big decision. Unlike choosing an end table or a sofa, countertops are not easily replaced if ruined due to staining or scuffs. That’s why quartz rises above granite or concrete as the stain-resistant countertop material of choice.
When it comes to stain resistance and durability, quartz ranks at the top of the list. Knowing exactly how you need your countertop to perform and choosing the right material will bring you peace of mind in the future. With its wide range of colors and styles, there’s a quartz countertop for every design aesthetic.
Why are quartz countertops stain-resistant?
Quartz is a beautiful and highly customizable option for your kitchen countertops. In addition, quartz is stain resistant making it perfect for quick clean up and low maintenance. No one wants to spend time trying to scrub their countertops to rid them of stains.
Granite countertops are an igneous rock that is dimensionally mined from quarries. It is cut into giant blocks which is then cut into rectangular slabs. It is polished on one side and shipped out for sale.
On the other hand, quartz countertops are man-made. The quartz is ground into fine particles before being combined with resin and pigment and then bound with intense heat and pressure.
Even as the composition of granite contains quartz, the percentage of quartz in granite countertops is much less than in quartz countertops. This is why quartz countertops are more stain-resistant and require less maintenance versus granite.
As quartz countertops do not need to be sealed, it means that liquids won’t seep into the countertop’s finish making it easy to clean up spills or messes with just a damp cloth and a mild soap.
Quartz offers stain-resistant countertops for nearly any style
As quartz countertops are man-made, it can be produced in a variety of colors. This variety means that you can choose from a wide range of options for your countertops allowing you to customize them to any design imaginable.
The bonus of choosing quartz is that it’s a stain-resistant countertop which means you can install it with confidence. HanStone Quartz offers over 60 colors with beautiful natural finishes that compliment any design or style. Whether you want the look of highly polished stone, the texture of granite, or the matte finish of limestone, there is a quartz option to fit your needs.
How quartz countertops support your lifestyle
In recent times, our lives have become busier than ever. Between taking care of your kids, juggling work and social life, and keeping the house in order, there’s not a lot of free time to dedicate to caring for your countertops.
With quartz countertops, you won’t have to fear spills meaning there’s no reason to freak out if your kids create a mess as kids sometimes do. This can become one less stress to you allowing you to focus your attention elsewhere.
Stain-resistant countertops make entertaining company easier as well. You can mingle with guests rather than spend time chasing them around with coasters. Cooking is more enjoyable when you can mince, chop and saute without the worry of a spill ruining your countertops.
Quartz countertops are also perfect for high traffic areas beyond the kitchen. Offices, banks, hotels, and restaurants also benefit from the stain-resistant property of quartz. With lots of people in and out of these locations every day, spills are inevitable, but the stain resistance that quartz offers will keep these areas looking clean and well-maintained for years. It can even be installed on walls, reception areas, serving areas, tabletops, and even on staircases.
Tips for keeping your quartz countertops looking beautiful
In most cases, wiping the countertops down with a cloth and mild soap will be the best way to keep your countertops clean and beautiful.
As with any countertop, you’ll want to steer clear of heavy abrasives when you’re cleaning. Quartz is incredibly durable, but it’s not scratch proof. It is scratch-resistant, and it is key to know the difference!
For more details on caring for your quartz countertops, you can check out HanStone’s Care & Maintenance page with specific suggestions for a range of scenarios.