Why is Quartz Countertops a Premium Choice for Your Kitchen?
Langley Quartz Countertops Helps You Understand the Pros and Cons
Quartz is increasingly climbing up the ladder as the top choice for Canadian kitchens. There are several reasons why; quartz looks premium, contemporary and luxurious, yet is as tough as concrete. It is durable and is available in a wide range of colours. The finish has a depth and richness that is hard to beat. There are many other reasons why quartz scores over others. Leen Long, the experts in Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops, tells you more.
Pros of Quartz Countertops
Non-Porous: Quartz has a non-porous surface so it stands up to scratches, abrasion, spills and stains better. This means it is easy to clean, glistens for years and retains its attractiveness for far longer than granite or marble. You don’t need any sealing ever.
Variety of Colours: Also known as engineered stone countertops, the manufacturing process of quartz allows for a wider range of colours and patterns than other materials such as granite or marble.
Durable: Quartz is made to last as long as marble or granite but is far more flexible. It is also far less likely to chip or crack than the other two. Even though it is tough as stone, it has an elegant depth that makes it ideal for home finishes.
Stain Resistant: Quartz is low-maintenance. It can handle spills from coffee, wine and tomato juice without discolouring. To clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth.
Repels Bacteria: The non-porous, stain-free quality of quartz allows it to resist bacteria and viruses better since food is not absorbed into the surface.
Cons of Quartz Countertops
Contrary to other countertop materials, quartz does not come with too many disadvantages. The only caution you need to observe is that it is not as heat-resistant as some of its counterparts, such as granite, so avoid placing steaming hot foods directly on the surface. Cooling racks or heat-resistant mats work well to keep off the heat from your quartz kitchen surfaces.
On the flip side, with so many pros in its favour, quartz is usually priced higher than other materials. This also means that it offers more value than granite, marble, concrete, laminate or slate.
Different Quartz Brands at Leen Long Cabinets and Kitchen Countertops
We have a wide variety of engineered quartz countertops. Unlike granite slabs that are excavated from the earth, engineered quartz is manufactured with a ratio of 93% quartz to 7% resin and other pigments to make it last for years in good condition. At Leen Long, we offer an impressive choice of quartz brands. Our in-house fabrication shop can also create custom-made countertops to meet your specifications, style, budget, and quality. Check out a few of the quartz brands we carry at our store:
Caesarstone: For decades, Caesarstone has set new standards for innovative quartz technology and craftsmanship.
Silestone: The unique brand offers one-of-a-kind, exclusive pieces associated with the highest standards in the industry.
Quartz Forms: Cutting-edge technology combined with unrivalled versatility, resistance and maintenance that has won the trust of architects, designers and home-makers the world over.
Radianz: Blends nature and technology to offer versatility and aesthetics. Yet it is low maintenance and comes in a variety of colours.
Colour Quartz: The world’s leading producer of quartz surfaces designed for high-quality applications worldwide.
Explore our website or call us to see our complete collection of premium quartz countertops.
All credit goes to Leen Long Construction Ltd.