Quartz countertops are a popular choice for kitchens, but they’re not right for everyone. Before you finalize decisions about your kitchen redo, consider these quartz pros and cons from HouseLogic.
First the pros. Quartz is durable, stain-resistant and highly customizable. On the other hand, quartz can be pricey, prone to heat damage and will require professional installation due to the material’s weight. If you decide quartz is the right material for you, there are markers of material quality to look for, including cohesive coloring, coloring through the surface, and consistent aggregates (aggregates are the pebbles you’ll find along the countertop edges). It’s also a good idea to look at the quartz alternatives including marble, slate and granite. Of course, there’s also the question of cost, which is a factor in favor of quartz, as it is generally less expensive compared to granite and marble. Get the details on all of these considerations here. Don’t forget to consider the payback value of your countertop or kitchen renovation if you are planning to sell your home. For advice on that, talk to the Vanguard Realty Associates team. We’ll help you make the best decision for your goals and bottom line.