by Karen Bates
(last updated May 8, 2017)
Quartz countertops are growing in popularity, rivaling granite and laminate surfaces. The quartz can be either natural or created, and it is appealing for many reasons These beautiful countertops come in a variety of colors and are great for kitchens because they are non-porous, meaning they do not harbor bacteria that can taint foods. They are also quite scratch resistant, rating a 7 on the MoH hardness scale. The cost per square foot is often comparable to granite, and they are virtually indestructible.
Another reason why quartz countertops are becoming more desirable is their ease of care. They do not require the same upkeep as granite or other countertops. You don't need to seal them or take special care of them like you would with other surfaces, and the quartz is mostly resistant to stains and corrosion.
These countertops are also very simple to clean. To clean a quartz countertop, follow these easy instructions:
Quartz countertops are truly easy to care for and keep clean. They are hard to damage, but do keep in mind that extremely hot temperatures can hurt the quartz. As a precaution, don't set hot pots or pans directly on the surface—used a hot pad or trivet to protect the countertop.
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