When it comes to comparing different options in countertops, natural stone is particularly popular for kitchens and bathrooms in Minneapolis homes. Another addition to consider to this short list is the use of quartz.
An Overview of Quartz
Quartz is different than granite or marble as it is not a slab of natural stone, but it is made up of mostly natural stone. These countertops are made of natural stone, specifically quartz, which is ground and mixed with a resin that binds and holds the stone chips and ground material in place.
This same material, which is only about 5% of quartz countertops, can also be tinted or dyed to provide some very brilliant and striking colors and patterns. In addition, the resin creates a seal on the surface, meaning that the countertop is non-porous and will not need sealing in the future. This is not the same for marble or granite which will need to be sealed occasionally based on use.
In addition to not requiring any sealing, quartz countertops are also highly stain resistant, and they are considered to be extremely durable. It is a material that is able to stand up to regular use without any surface staining, marring or etching and it is also able to resist cracking and chipping.
The cost of quartz countertops is also very reasonable as compared to other natural stones. Combined with the virtually no-maintenance issue for the lifetime of the counters, this makes a very good investment.
The colors, styles, and options in this countertop option are also very popular with most Minneapolis homeowners. The extensive colo
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