Do Quartz Countertops Easily Scratch?

In recent years, quartz countertops have become even more popular than granite countertops.  While granite remained the popular choice for the last forty years or so, quartz countertops have now outpaced granite and homebuyers are looking for quartz over granite in many buying situations. Why? Because, among other reasons, quartz countertops offer many different colors and designs to choose from, far more than is offered with granite or other types of countertops.

Quartz countertops have many other advantages as well.  They require very little maintenance to keep them looking new and they are nonporous, meaning that bacteria won’t settle into the counters.  They are also heat resistant, environmentally friendly, durable, easy to clean, and most importantly, they are scratch resistant.

How are Quartz Countertops Made?

This type of countertop is considered man made.  In fact, it is considered an engineered stone.  This is because 96% of quartz is ground into a very fine substance and then mixed with about 7% polyresin binding materials and pigments. Together, this combined mixture creates a quartz stone that is so strong you can expect it to still look new after years of wear and tear in the kitchen.  In fact, quartz is known as one of the hardest natural materials on earth and when it is combined with resin, it becomes even stronger.  After the mixture is poured into a slab, the designer can then add flecks to the piece for added character.  After this, the slab emerges as a glossy, beautiful piece of countertop to fit your kitchen or your bathroom perfectly.

Scratch Resistant Quartz Countertops. 

If you’re looking for a countertop that can put up with a lot of wear and tear and remain scratch-free, then quartz is your best option.  This does not mean that chips and scratches will never occur, but it would take a lot of pressure and extreme use to make even a small scratch or dent in a quartz countertop.  However, if this were to happen, it is an easy fix.  All you need to do is hire a professional to fill and repair any scratches or chips to make your countertops appear brand new once again.  

Those who choose quartz countertops over other choices, like formica, can expect their countertops to look fantastic many years after they are installed.  With appropriate care, you won’t be disappointed with the look and feel of your quartz countertops even a decade after you get them.

The Array of Color Choices with Quartz Countertops

When it comes time to pick out the style and design of a quartz countertop, your best bet is to browse the many colors and styles offered by this choice.  The experts at European Wholesale Countertops can help you through this.  With so many options, you may not know where to start.  That’s where the professionals come in.  They can help you narrow down the existing choices to fit exactly what you are looking for in a new countertop for you kitchen or bathroom.  To get started today, contact the team at European Wholesale Countertops at 800-480-0565.