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Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops

by Kuhrich on Thursday, November 28, 2013

If you are considering Quartz Countertops in your custom home there are a few things you should know about your options. The pros heavily outweigh the cons, when it comes to quartz countertops. Yet one or two of the cons may be a deciding factor when it comes choosing your counter top material.

Pros of Quartz Countertops

  • Durability. Quartz is a highly durable material that will not need to be replaced for a very long time.
  • Variety of choices. Color and design choices in quartz are extensive, this material should fit into any decor.
  • Food safety. Quartz has a natural mold resistance and is food safe.
  • Hassle free after installation.
  • Equity. These durable countertops increase your home value and honey to the pot for potential buyers who look at the kitchen.
  • Integrity Sinks. Integrity sinks are sinks made with the same slab of quartz as the rest of the countertop, they are leak proof and offer the same advantages as a the rest of the countertop.
  • All natural. Quartz is a naturally occurring mineral, in fact it is the second most abundant mineral. So you are not cutting your food on a mixture of man made materials that may prove to be bad for you in a decade.

Cons of Quartz Countertops

  • Installation is not simple. Quartz being very sturdy and durable, is also very heavy and hard to and move without the right tools and experience.
  • Price. Quartz can be more expensive than other countertop material. Yes, it increases your home value, but at at an initial investment.

The pros clearly outweigh the cons. The cost of quartz countertops can range from $50-$90 dollars per square foot including installation. This is a wide range, so perhaps you can find a good deal in your area. When it comes to quality and color choices quartz is the best, if you can afford the cost. When building a custom home, or updating your home to make more personalized you want to be choosy about every material you use. You want all of your custom updates to A. reflect your taste B. add to the overall value and comfort of your home, and C. not break the bank. Quartz is a material that is worth investing in if you have the option.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com