Quartz Pros & Cons
Next to granite and butcher’s block, it’s common to see quartz countertops in some of your favorite home remodeling shows. Quartz is made from a blend of minerals, color, and resin.
- Quartz is available in a wide range of colors and blends that resemble marble and granite.
- Hot pans, serrated knives, and surface stains have little to no impact on quartz.
- Wine, oil, coffee, and other notorious stain creators won’t stain quartz-like they will with untreated granite.
- If a corner or edge chips, it will need to be repaired by a professional.
- While it is heat resistant, quartz is not heat-proof. It is known to tolerate temperatures up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Though highly scratch-resistant, dark and tight-grained quartz can scratch – and if they do, it’s tough to fix.