The Appeal of Quartz Countertops
Quartz has grown to become a popular choice of materials for bathroom countertops. Although quartz is a naturally-formed substance, engineered stone, commonly known as quartz, is the product used to make vanity countertops. Because it’s man-made using crushed mineral quartz and a resin bonding agent, you benefit from a far greater variety of colors than most natural stone. Options range from bright reds, blues and greens to whites, greys and products that mimic the coloring, veining and movement of natural granite and marble.
A significant advantage of quartz vanities is that they are exceptionally stain-resistant compared to materials such as granite, marble and concrete. The non-porous surface is easy to clean and doesn’t harbor bacteria or viruses. For those looking for an attractive, contemporary look and exceptional strength and durability with a softer feel than natural stone, quartz is an excellent option for your home or business.
Important Facts About Quartz Vanities
While the mineral quartz is extremely heat resistant, the resin in the blend of the engineered product can be damaged, and it’s unrepairable if it is. Fortunately, you’re far more unlikely to put something extremely hot on the surface of a natural quartz bathroom vanity than you are a kitchen counter. Quartz can be scratched, but it’s very uncommon under regular bathroom use.
Similar to natural stone, man-made quartz still has variances and irregularities. You may see differences and stark contrasts in color and shading as well as imperfections in the surface. None of these aesthetic factors denote damage or weakness. But if you are looking for a product that offers perfect uniformity, this material might not be for you.
Cleaning and Maintaining Quartz Bathroom Vanities
One thing home and business owners will value about quartz vanities is that they will last a very long time with just a little effort. In most cases, you can clean up dust, dirt and residue commonly found around the bathroom sink with some warm water and a cloth, sponge or paper towel. For extra cleaning power, a mild soap, granite cleaner and most all-purpose bathroom solutions will do the job.
Like granite and marble, we recommend avoiding using highly-abrasive scrubbers and soaps on quartz as well as caustic cleaning products and acids such as citrus and vinegar. Since quartz is a non-porous material, it never has to be sealed like many other natural stone surfaces.
Pricing Quartz Vanities
How much quartz costs depends on the quality and quantity of the material as well as how complex the design. In most cases, base priced quartz starts at around $60 per square foot installed and up.
If you’re considering buying quartz vanities in Harrisburg, PA or any other location we ship to, get in touch with us for an accurate estimate. Contact us online, give us a call or visit our showroom to request your free quote.