Quartz Stone Work Surfaces – 10 Pros & Cons
Quartz is one of the popular stones for homeowners and commercial property owners alike, because they come with such a big list of pros. However, as with everything, Quartz is not without its cons either, so we will be highlighting both pros and cons of Quartz stone to give you a balanced view on how they could potentially benefit your home.
Quartz is known for being waterproof, which is perfect for worktops as any spillages that occur will not immediately pose a risk of damage. You will be able to wipe away any spillages, without worry. While Quartz is waterproof, we still advise that you wipe up any spillages as soon as possible to minimize any potential risk.
#2 Heat Resistant
Quartz is also known for its strength, which offers fantastic heat resistance qualities. If you are installing Quartz for a kitchen worktop, then having a material that is heat resistant is very important to consider. While it is not ideal to be placing hot pots and pans directly onto the surface, if you forget to use a heat pad then there is no reason to worry. Simply lift off the pot or pan as soon as you realise and there should be no mark left behind.
#3 Mimic Natural Stone
Quartz is one of the best stones out there for its consistency, however it can be a problem if you are looking for a stone with more character. While Quartz can be used to recreate the look of Marble, it will be a consistent pattern that Marble does not offer; which is either a good or bad point depending on what you prefer.
As we have mentioned above, Quartz is known for being incredibly strong. In fact, Quartz is only second to diamond for its strength which is what gives it all of its brilliant properties such as heat and scratch resistance.
As we mentioned above, Quartz is very consistent in appearance. When you get sent or view samples of Quart, you can guarantee that the sample you are looking at will be the exact same look as the stone you will receive when it is installed. There are no nasty surprises with Quartz and the appearance can very much be predicted and depended upon.
#6 Sensitive to Chemicals
Despite Quartz being very easy to clean and maintain daily, the stone is non-porous, and it can be very sensitive to some chemicals. As it is sensitive, you need to be careful about which cleaning products you purchase and use which may become confusing and hard to remember.
#7 Hard to Damage
Your home will no doubt be filled with heavy and sharp objects, so it will be beneficial for you to install a stone that is hard to chip or crack. Quartz offers you just this! Quartz is almost impossible to damage by minor household items.
#8 Cheaper Alternatives
Despite Quartz being very budget friendly, there are many cheaper alternatives out there on the market such as wood or laminate. So, there is no reason for you to base your purchase of Quartz simply on your budget alone.
#9 No Long Term Costs
With Quartz, not only is it a cheap stone to purchase initially but there are also no long term cost commitments in terms of treatments or sealing.
#10 Scratch Resistant
Lastly, Quartz is known for being scratch resistant which is perfect for all homes. If you accidentally slip with a sharp object, there is no reason to worry immediately as the risk of it leaving a mark is minimal.