If you’re looking for a strong, beautiful countertop that doesn’t require a lot of upkeep, quartz is the way to go. Unlike granite and marble, which are made entirely of natural stone, quartz surfaces are man made. To make a quartz surface, ground quartz is combined with resin and, occasionally, pigments for extra color. Because of the added resin, quartz countertops are nonporous and extremely durable.
Quartz surfaces make a great addition to any home. We recommend only using quartz indoors, as it’s not quite as heat resistant as natural stone and may not stand up to direct sunlight. The scratch and stain resistance of quartz makes it a great choice for kitchen countertops, bars, and bathroom vanities. It also makes for an eye-catching fireplace surround.
Whether you’ve chosen Caesarstone or Silestone, keeping your quartz countertops in great shape couldn’t be easier. Unlike granite, marble, and other natural stone surfaces, quartz is nonporous and doesn’t require sealing. It also doesn’t need specialty cleaners. A mild household cleanser, like 409 or Fantastik, will do the trick. Wipe them down daily with a paper towel or soft cloth.