Granite has long been the reigning king of high-end countertop materials, but if you’ve been perusing any kitchen showrooms in Oakville recently, you may have noticed that there’s a new stone in town— quartz.
Granite has long been the reigning king of high-end countertop materials, but if you’ve been perusing any kitchen showrooms in Oakville recently, you may have noticed that there’s a new stone in town— quartz. Quartz is quickly becoming the new countertop of choice, but it has actually been around for quite some time. It’s been sold in specialty showrooms in Oakville for over 30 years and has been available in big box stores for the past 15 years. Why the sudden explosion in popularity? One of the driving forces behind the quartz trend is its declining manufacturing costs which translate to savings for homeowners and builders alike. A top-quality granite or marble countertop costs much more than even the most beautiful quartz. If you want to stay within a reasonable budget and still achieve a breathtaking new kitchen, quartz is the ideal countertop for you. Additional benefits of quartz countertops • Quartz is stylish. Thirty years ago, quartz countertops had overly uniform patterns and colour tones. It other words, they didn’t look natural. Today, advances in technology have made it possible for manufacturers to remove the overly flecked and consistent patterns and create organic-looking swirls in the material instead, thus achieving a more natural stone look. • Quartz is versatile. Quartz is available in a wider array of colours than other countertop options. You can order it in colours ranging from natural earthy tones to bright greens or deep reds and purples. That allows you to create an entirely unique look for your custom countertops in Oakville. • Quartz is durable. Granite and marble are beautiful, but they’re also fragile. Quartz is resistant to scratches and chips, so you will not have to worry about your countertops getting banged up from normal wear and tear. Because quartz is also non-porous, it is naturally stain-repellent, impermeable to acidic foods and doesn’t harbour bacteria in any nooks and crannies like granite. No special cleaning solutions are required. • Quartz is convenient. Quartz countertops are low-maintenance, easy to install and don’t require any sealing, whereas granite and marble require at least yearly treatments. Because quartz is flexible to work with, it can also be used for backsplashes and other vertical surfaces in your kitchen design. Are you looking for new countertops? If you’re looking for new custom countertops in Oakville that are easy-maintenance, highly durable, cost-effective and offer flexible design options, quartz is the solution. If you’re still undecided between quartz and granite, visit Granite King’s showroom in Stoney Creek near Oakville to compare them in person. Or, if you have any questions, you can contact us by email or call us at 905-664-7200. Our countertop design experts are here to help!