Quartz kitchen countertops are overtaking the granite countertops on the terms of their durability and eco-friendliness. Choosing this material would make your kitchen very friendly, more beautiful and free of unwanted volatile organic gases which other materials usually emit.
The entire kitchen interior projects demands you to have proper knowledge of products, materials and accessories which are used for the decoration of space. You must read pros and cons of different materials in order to make a better decision. Some people are allergic to some stones such as granites or onyx or others, they prefer quartz countertops over granite for various reasons and here are they:
Quartz counter tops are usually made of 93 percent of pure quartz stone, 3 percent of resin and one percent pigment. There is an array of pigments in the stone that can be combined together in an artistic order to create a good pattern. If you feel like combining any other stone material with it, you can choose amethyst for it. The combination of two can work wonderfully and magically in many types of interior.
The stone quartz is very non porous, it does not emit harmful gases such as volatile organic gases which other stones emit for having small pores.
The binding material is used for the installation of quartz counter top, also some pigments are used for a better makeover. The stone stays in its original shape for several years, for this sole reason it is used in making of jewelery pieces. It is very durable compared to granite.
The stone is very inexpensive compared to other stones, you can have it installed in various parts of the homes such as in backlashes, on the sides of the kitchen island and under the sink area. Some patterns may look similar to granite but the shades are bit darker. The lamination of the stone is also very affordable. You can opt for the same stone for the bathroom interior on a budget if you want to.
The stone quartz can stand up to heat and high temperature, it is very resistant to water, liquid substances and other materials. The surface is easy to clean so there is no way the bacteria can infest it or makes its growth on it.
Though heat does not affect the quality of the stone you still need to use trivet or heat absorbing pad when you place hot pans or utensils on the top.