4 Benefits Of Cambria Quartz Countertops

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Quartz countertops are a natural stone option that is quickly rising in popularity. Unlike other stone countertops, which are cut from natural slabs and polished, quartz countertops are made of crushed quartz that has been combined with binders and pigments to create a custom countertop that provides several benefits over other stone options, such as granite.

1. Minimal Maintenance

Quartz counters don't require any in-depth maintenance, other than wiping down the counters with a damp cloth or a kitchen cleaner formulated for stone countertops. The binders used in the quartz result in a permanently sealed surface, so there is no need to schedule countertop sealing or refinishing services as you would with other stone varieties. Less cleaning and expensive professional maintenance will save you time and cash in the long run.

2. Stain Resistance

That non-porous surface results in another major benefit — little stain risk. A common complaint with stone like granite and marble is that food and sometimes even water can absorb into the porous stone surface and cause a permanent stain or dark spot. Quartz won't absorb anything, which means that items that typically stain won't cause any damage. The only issue that can lead to discoloration is heat, so always use a trivet under hot pans when setting them on the counter.

3. Extreme Durability

Although most stone is relatively durable, care must usually be used to avoid scratching or abrading the surface of the countertops. Quartz is much harder than the solid slab options for stone countertops, once again thanks to the binders that hold the stone flakes together. This means you don't have to worry about scratching up the countertop with a knife or cracking it if you drop a heavy pan on it. The durability of an option like quartz means the countertop will last many more years. 

4. Customization Options

One of the real wonders of quartz is that there are few limits on options. You can have the counters custom made to any shape, unlike stone slabs that must be cut to shape and may have limitations on size depending on the stone available. Quartz also offers the most color options of any stone simply because the countertops are tinted with pigments, which you can have customized to your needs.

The real value of quartz is that it may cost more upfront compared to other stone countertop options,  but it will save you money on repairs, maintenance, and replacement costs in the long run. Contact a countertop installer, such as Old World Stone, to learn more about the various options that are available. 


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