In most kitchens, the countertop is the centerpiece. It’s where your eyes are drawn first, and they are what gets the most use in the room. Because of this, countertops should not only be beautiful but also functional, durable, and easy to clean.
Countertops can also eat up a good amount of your budget during a kitchen remodel. Because they’re such an important investment, you’ll want to make sure that you’re completely satisfied with your purchase.
Each countertop material has its own unique pros and cons. Some need to be regularly resealed, some are vulnerable to chips, and some absorb stains like no one’s business. Before you buy a new countertop, you need to know what you’re looking for in respect to all of these aspects.
How much do you want to pay? How long do you want it to last? How much maintenance are you willing to do?
At Marble Granite World, we offer a variety of countertop types that offer a variety of maintenance levels. One of the most common questions we are asked is, “Which one is the easiest to clean?”
The answer is simple: quartz.
Engineered Quartz Countertops
Quartz countertops are made of engineered stone. Their base is composed of natural quartz, but there are polymers and resins included that seal its natural pores and make the sealing process unnecessary. Even without sealant, quartz countertops don’t soak up liquid, and they won’t shy away from a sharp knife, either (although we’ll always recommend cutting boards).
Quartz is nearly maintenance free. It doesn’t need any special chemicals in order to clean it—all it calls for is mild dish soap, a soft cloth, and water. Because of this, it can shine even in the areas of your home with the highest traffic. You can prepare food on it without having to worry about germs and bacteria; there are no pores for them to sneak into.
People love quartz countertops because they look like natural stone countertops but come with the upkeep of a manufactured stone. With this material, you can get the best of both worlds.
While it’s possible for quartz to stain, most of the time, if it appears stained, it’s just a stubborn surface stain. Surface stain removal is no big deal. You can use a Magic Eraser on this nonporous surface.
Why We Love Quartz
Quartz is one of those countertops that will never go out of style. Beyond its aesthetics, there are plenty of other things to love about this surface—as you’ve just learned. It’s the countertop you’ll find at Marble Granite World that is the easiest to clean, offering low maintenance, so you can go about your routine without giving it a second thought.
To get started on your journey with quartz, get in touch with us today at (336) 992-5214.