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What You Need to Know About Quartz Countertops By: HouseLogic

July 29th, 2022



The kitchen tends to be the homes gathering place, so its only natural you want it to look and feel welcoming. But as the hub of your home, your kitchen needs durable countertops, especially if you have little ones helping with the cooking.Quartz countertops are a trendy choice for kitchens, but before you get in touch with your contractor, its important to assess the pros and cons and review some alternatives.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops?

Pros of Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Cons of Quartz Countertops

What Should You Look for in a Quartz Countertop?

Look for these quality markers when buying a quartz countertop:

Alternatives to Quartz Countertops

Your kitchen countertops should fit your lifestyle and the look of your space. So, before you choose them, explore several options to see what works best. Some alternatives to quartz kitchen countertops include:

Marble

Marble is often comparable in price to quartz, but it has a unique and elegant look that may make the price worth it for some. While neither quartz nor marble requires resealing, marble has a porous surface, so it may be susceptible to stains, especially from acidic liquids, like tomato sauce or lemon juice. Quartz isnt porous like marble but can still stain too.

Slate

Slate is just as durable as quartz, but its designs and aggregates are more uniform. Slate costs more than quartz on average and requires a decent amount of maintenance, including regular sealing.

Granite

Granite countertops are naturally made versus the man-made designs of quartz. While prices may be similar, granite requires more maintenance because of the need for regular resealing.

How Much Do Quartz Counters Cost?

Several factors affect the cost of quartz countertops, including the brand, design, thickness, size of the project, and installation cost. On average, quartz countertops cost 40 to 100 per square foot installed. So, in an average kitchen with 30 square feet of countertop space, youll need to budget between 1,750 and 3,000 for quartz counters, with 2,300 being an average price.

Compare that to other popular countertop options like granite, which costs between 2,500 and 5,000 for 30 square feet installed, or marble which may run you between 2,000 and 7,000.

What Should You Ask Your Contractor About Installing Quartz Countertops?

Before you hire a pro to install new counters, be sure to ask a few questions, including:

The answers to these questions and the information above can guide you as you decide whether quartz countertops are the best option for your kitchen.


Disclaimer : The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Houston Association of REALTORS®

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