Why Choose Quartz Countertops Over Stone

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When it comes to choosing countertops for your kitchen during a renovation, you most likely want to turn your head at everything except for stone. This is because stone is the most natural in appearance and does increase the value of your home. However, stone countertops can be expensive. If you are wondering what you can do to lower the cost of your kitchen renovation while still increasing the value of your home, then you should definitely consider turning to quartz countertops instead. Here's why:

  • Has a Stone-Like Appearance: Quartz actually contains a great deal of stone materials while a much smaller percentage of it is made from other materials such as plastic. This means that quartz really does appear stone-like and natural to the point where you cannot notice much of a difference at all. 
  • It is Durable: Much like stone countertops, quartz countertops are just as durable, which makes it a great cooking surface since it isn't prone to scratching, dents, and more. This ensures that the cost of installing this type of countertop will be worth it in the end since the countertops will last much longer than other materials that make for cheaper substitutes to stone.
  • It Provides a Quicker Installation: When it comes to installing granite countertops, professionals must be extra cautious since the countertops are fragile, but with quartz countertop installation, it is much easier. This is because quartz is predictable and has limited imperfections that must be hidden and sealed. This makes the installation process quicker, which then speeds up the entire renovation of your kitchen, as well. Also, quartz produces less waste than granite so the clean up process isn't as time consuming either.
  • There is a Variety in Color and Style: Quartz countertops come in a variety of colors and styles. This allows you to choose a color that is best suited for your home. Plus, you can add other materials into the quartz material, such as glass and metal, which gives you more stylistic options. This may increase costs, but at least you have the option if you want to bring in more unique style to your kitchen renovation.

By knowing some of the main reasons quartz is beneficial over stone countertops can help you to save money while still getting the best outcome for your kitchen renovation. You can still see the appeal that it adds to your kitchen, as well as overall home value.


7 January 2015

Furniture to Grow Old With

Even as a child, I was an indoor person. Despite the fact that I lived on a ranch and had a hundred acres of land to roam on, I preferred reading a book while sitting in the most comfortable recliner in my home. I’m referring to that soft, plush, and luxurious piece of furniture that you absolutely have to force yourself to get out of. When I became a homeowner, my primary quest was to find a suitable replacement for my childhood retreat. I researched, examined, and sat in numerous chairs before I finally found the one, the beautiful tan piece of furniture that I wanted to grow old with. On this blog, I want to share with others the importance of buying the perfect furniture items for your home, the ones you never will want to part with.