July 18, 2024

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Body and Interior

Why As Interior Designers — We Love Quartz Countertops

Benefits of Quartz Countertops

The next question we often hear from clients is what are the benefits of quartz countertops? And there are a lot of them…

Quartz Is Antimicrobial

From how clutter affects you to incorporating biophillic design principles + to being conscientious of the indoor air quality the impact our homes have on our clients’ wellbeing is important.

And we recommend quartz to our clients because it’s non-porous which means unlike granite or marble, it’s resistant to bacteria penetrating the surface.

Quartz Is Low Maintenance

Quartz countertops require hardly any maintenance.

That’s right boo, unlike marble which needs to be cleaned + sealed every 3-6 months to protect it from staining or soapstone which needs to be oiled to preserve its luster, quartz countertops have no ongoing maintenance. #freedom

The maintenance of quartz countertops is as easy as a rag with warm water or a non-abrasive cleaner that’s safe for quartz.

Quartz Is Durable

We never want to say something is “indestructible” because we know that accidents in life simply happen *wink* However, in part because it is man-made, one huge benefit of quartz is that it’s incredibly durable.

Whereas natural stone has some softness to it — which means juices, oils, tomatoes, coffee or wine can often wear the sealant off + increase the possibility of staining, quartz is harder than a rock 🙂

In fact, more than likely quartz is scratch resistant + it’s been known to dull a knife a time or two *wink*

Quartz Is Better For The Environment

One of the often overlooked aspects of creating a home is not only the impact it has on our wellbeing but the impact it has on our environment.

With natural stones such as marble or soapstone, the extraction process is invasive. Massive rock quarries are created + then mining the earth is what makes these gorgeous stones possible.

Whereas with quartz countertops, mineral quartz is often readily available + they can often be manufactured locally.