Pros and Cons of Quartz Sinks

July 21, 2022

Quartz has been steadily gaining popularity – particularly in the kitchen. Granite, quartz, and other materials are commonly used as kitchen countertops. Quartz can also be a great material for sinks. As with any material, there are pros and cons. If you’re wondering what material to use for your kitchen or bathroom sinks, here are some pros and cons of quartz sinks:

3 Pros of Quartz Sinks

Quartz is one of the types of sinks to consider for your custom home. Here are a few pros of quartz sinks:

1. Quartz Sinks Are Durable

Quartz sinks are built to last. Quartz is an incredibly durable material. It is resistant to scratches, stains, cracks, and heat. These traits are some of the reasons it’s one of the popular kitchen countertop materials.

2. They Are Smooth & Non-Porous

Quartz is an incredibly smooth substance. Unlike many other materials, it is non-porous. It does not have the risk of catching food, oils, or acid in pores, which can wear down your sink after repeated exposure and are a hassle to clean.

With the nature of cooking in the kitchen and the amount of foot traffic in the bathroom, exposure to substances is almost unavoidable for sinks. Since quartz does not have a porous surface, it’s very hygienic and odor-resistant. This is one of the reasons it’s one of the bathroom design trends year after year.

So, you can cook freely in the kitchen with some peace of mind and rest easy that your bathroom sink will last as well. This is one of the biggest differences when evaluating granite vs quartz countertops and sinks.

3. Quartz is a Flexible Material

Quartz is composed of various minerals. It has a similar look and feel to stone, but it can be manipulated more easily. During its creation, you have some degree of choice for colors and patterns in quartz.

This allows for a little more flexibility in designing your kitchen or bathroom and in finding a sink that matches the rest of your decor. You may think that because of this flexibility, quartz would be expensive – but comparatively, it is not.

3 Cons of Quartz Sinks

Although quartz sinks have their benefits, there are also some potential drawbacks as with anything. Here are a few cons of quartz sinks:

1. They Can be Tough on Breakables

Since quartz sinks are meant to mimic stone, they are incredibly tough. While this has its benefits, it can also be quite abrasive for breakables. A drop is all it would take to break anything fragile.

2. Quartz Sinks Have Some Limits to Customization

Although quartz is a more flexible material and there are customization options, there are also some limits to customization. Composite materials are malleable, but not completely customizable.

3. Darker Colors Show Wear and Tear

Darker colors of quartz do not tend to last as long as lighter colors because the signs of wear are much more apparent. As long as you care for your quartz sinks, you will likely not notice this difference for a long time.

Because quartz is so durable and is not prone to fading, it will take a lot for it to show wear and tear. But, if you have children, a lot of guests, or are considering it for a prep sink where the sinks may see heavier use and sustain more wear and tear in a shorter time, then it may be better to opt for lighter quartz sinks.

Get the Custom Home That Suits Your Needs

Quartz sinks are quite balanced in many respects and are consistently one of the kitchen design trends. As with anything, there are benefits and potential drawbacks. Looking at the pros and cons of quartz sinks and comparing them with other materials can help you choose your perfect kitchen sink, bathroom sink, mudroom sink, etc.

An experienced custom home builder, especially one with an in-house design/build process, can help you narrow down options and find the right mix of materials that will meet your needs and get you the look you want in your custom home. If you’re ready to make your dream home a reality, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090!