Quartz Sinks: Pros and ConsNovember 6, 2017
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:
Pros of Quartz Sinks
Quartz sinks are built to last. Quartz is an incredibly durable material; resistant to scratches, stains, cracks, and heat.
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. So, you can cook freely in the kitchen with some peace of mind and rest easy that your bathroom sink will last as well.
Quartz is composed of various minerals. It has a similar look and feel as 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.
Cons of Quartz Sinks
Beware of 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 your plates and other utensils. A drop is all it would take to break anything fragile.
Some Limits to Customization
Although quartz is a more flexible material and there are customization options, there are some limits to customization. Composite materials are malleable, but not completely customizable.
Darker Colors Show Wear and Tear
Darker colors, unfortunately, do not last as long as lighter colors because the signs of wear are much more apparent.
Quartz sinks are quite balanced in many respects. If you are looking for an affordable, and easy to maintain, sink, then quartz is definitely the way to go!