Why Quartz is the Perfect Countertop Alternative

Now that the decision has been made to remodel your bathroom & kitchen, it is time to choose a few key items, including your countertops. With so many natural stone options, it can be difficult to narrow down your choices. Luckily, the Team at Planet Stone in Sun Valley has you covered.

Although we love granite and marble countertops, a great alternative is quartz. Individuals and contractors throughout Los Angeles are leaning more towards quartz lately, and we will let you in on a few reasons why.

#1 Quartz is more cost effective.

Every homeowner has a budget in mind when it comes to their kitchen and bathroom renovations, and a big chunk of that budget will go towards countertops. Granite and marble tends to be a little on the pricey side, which is why quartz has been making an appearance on more and more countertops.

The look is incredible, the styles are varied, and the cost is affordable. So, if you have been eyeing that trendy waterfall countertop for your Los Angeles home, go ahead and order it. With quartz you can save on cost without compromising on look.

#2 Quartz is hygienic.

Natural stones like granite & marble are porous. There are small channels in between the minerals which allows for liquids to soak in. Quartz on the other hand is non-porous, which makes it an excellent choice for many Los Angeles homes. Even if you aren’t concerned about kids dropping juice all over your counters, a simple spilled glass of wine could leave your marble countertop with a stain. Quartz however is the exception. Since quartz doesn’t have the same porous channels as granite and marble, it is a great stain resistant solution for your kitchen.

#3 Quartz is maintainable.

Many natural stone countertops like marble have to be regularly maintained. In order to prevent staining and bacteria from seeping into the stone, these particular types of countertops will need to be sealed yearly. The reason why our customers are loving quartz for their remodel jobs, is because of its’ easy maintenance. There is no sealing needed, which means you can spend more time enjoying your kitchen and bathroom remodel, and less time trying to play upkeep.

#4 Quartz is consistent in color.

If you are looking for a countertop that will keep its’ finish and color, than quartz is your go-to choice. Not only is quartz a strong stone that is durable, it is known to keep its’ color over time compared to dyed granite slabs. The last thing you will want to do is spend all of your time picking out the perfect countertop, to end up hating the change in color and consistency a few years later.

See why we love quartz? Planet Stone offers a variety of quartz and natural stone options for floors and countertops. Start off your remodel with a Los Angeles company that is known for great customer service, high quality control and a fast turn around. Leave your comments below with any questions you have about our services and quartz variety!