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When it comes to kitchen or bathroom countertop materials, there are several high-end, stone options to choose from. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks in terms of appearance, maintenance, cost, and durability—and quartz is no exception.

Quartz countertops are coveted for many reasons, and although they share some similarities with other countertop materials like granite and marble, they are unique in many ways. Here are a few qualities that make quartz countertops special:

  • Quartz is extremely durable. Quartz is considered the most durable countertop material. Made of crushed quartz stone mixed with resin, quartz countertops usually have a rating of 7 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. This means quartz resists scratches, cracks, and chips well under normal kitchen prep conditions. It will also last long whether you install it in your kitchen or bathroom.
  • Quartz countertops are nonporous. One of the main advantages of quartz countertops over other options is that it isn’t porous. As a result, it’s stain- and bacteria-resistant. Unlike granite countertops, quartz countertops don’t need to be sealed, so they require less maintenance,
  • Quartz has incredible color variety. Most countertop materials come in many different colors, but the variety quartz can bring is staggering. Quartz can be light or dark, with the most popular colors being neutral whites, off-whites, beiges, blacks, grays, and browns. Even bright colors like red or blue are sometimes options.

If you are interested in quartz countertops for your renovations in Lakeland, Florida or surrounding areas, contact us at Complete Kitchen & Bath to learn about our options.