Quartz is a natural stone, quartz countertops however are known as engineered stone. This is because they are made from ground-up pieces of quartz mixed with other stone materials and resin. Around 90% of the countertops are actually pure quartz. Quartz countertops by the naked eye are difficult to tell apart from natural stone.
The properties of quartz make it an excellent choice for bathroom countertops. It is as durable and strong as granite and needs minimum maintenance. Another benefit is the uniformity of the slabs, there is no need to try and match up slabs when installing it, unlike slabs of granite. Quartz has a more modern aesthetic, in comparison to granite and marble, because it is engineered there is a wide variety of color options that can’t be found with natural stone countertops. Whatever the style or color of your bathroom it will be complemented by quartz countertops.
An important advantage over marble and granite countertops is that quartz countertops are non-porous, therefore they won’t become stained. This also means that quartz kitchen countertops and bathroom countertops don’t need to be treated and sealed before installation, unlike granite. Its non-porous nature makes quartz ideal for both kitchen and bathroom countertops. The only property where granite and marble are ahead is heat resistance. Quartz does have a good heat resistance but is not in the same range as natural stones. For example, you can’t leave a hot iron or other hot objects on the countertops for long periods of time.
Quartz bathroom countertops are high end products, very popular and desired, they are less expensive in comparison to marble and similar in price to granite. Installation of quartz countertops will improve the value of your home. They have all the properties you need in your bathroom and they look fantastic!