Decisions, decisions, decisions.
Remodeling a kitchen means making decisions. Lots of them.
One of the biggest and unexpectedly important decisions you will need to make is what kind of material to use for your countertops. Quartz and granite are two of the most commonly found materials, but one of these is clearly the superior choice for your home. (Hint: it’s quartz.)
Why quartz? Plenty of reasons…
Quartz is stronger than granite and is also flexible. Quartz is considered one of the strongest materials there is, so it’s the perfect choice for a highly used area like the kitchen cabinets.
Quartz is a non-porous surface. This is ideal for a kitchen, where water gets splashed and food gets prepped on a regular basis. You want material that won’t collect germs, one that is easy to clean.
Quartz’s non-porous attributes mean bacteria will not seep into cracks and contaminate the kitchen. Its surface is simple to clean efficiently and effectively. No fancy cleaners are necessary to ensure quartz stays clean.
Your upfront kitchen remodel costs for quartz will be cheaper than the cost associated with granite. Upkeep costs are also less, because no sealing is required. Sealing is a necessity with granite to ensure it stays sanitary, but quartz’s natural properties already make it the more sanitary option.
Quartz can be custom designed to provide the color you want to see, the texture you want to feel, and any pattern that fits with the design of your kitchen. Your quartz countertops will not have defects, and since quartz does not scratch easily, if you care for it even minimally it should retain its smooth surface. Granite, on the other hand, is more easily scraped, chipped, worn down, and it fades much faster.
During a kitchen remodel, you choose the color of the countertops you want to have in your kitchen both now and in the future. Unfortunately, you may not receive what you expected if you choose granite, since many granite slabs are dyed and then fade over time.
This is not a concern with quartz. Quartz retains its color over time, and the only way you will have a problem with the color of quartz is if you expose it to direct sunlight too much. (Quartz is a great choice for indoor countertops, but not necessarily recommended for outside remodels.)
Most brands of quartz are NSF-certified, which means they meet a healthy standard for coming into contact with food without posing a risk to those who consume the food. Granite runs the risk of containing radon, which can be emitted into the air in your home. (Radon is a radioactive gas that has been associated with the development of various types of cancer.)
Deciding to remodel your kitchen means being ready to make a lot more decisions. Luckily, when it comes to quartz or granite countertops, that choice is easy. Quartz offers the most for your money and is a safer choice for everyone in your house.
If you’re ready to move forward with your kitchen remodel in Corona, CA, reach out to Summit Cabinets today!