current obsessions: maximize your kitchen upgrade with a quartz countertopSeptember 29, 2017
It’s your special day – you’re investing in a kitchen upgrade! The average homeowner will perform a big remodeling project like this maybe once or twice in a lifetime. With this in mind, you’ll want to make sure to get the best return on investment.
One reason to fall in love with quartz is the wide range of colors to choose from. As a manufactured material, quartz’s color and patterning are controlled by the various crystals and pigments used in the process. Quartz colors range from pure white to jet black along with shades of red, gold, blue, and more.
Quartz also can be made to resemble natural materials such as granite or marble. Calacatta Verona Quartz is a great example of this, with realistic marble-like gray veining on a white surface. With quartz you can have the beauty of marble without the maintenance and worry – what a great value.
Nature lovers will appreciate the eco-friendly qualities of a quartz countertops. For one thing, unlike natural stones which are quarried and imported from all over the earth (along with transportation costs and fuel consumption), quartz is produced using local materials and is easier to transport.
Natural stone countertops need to be sealed, and quartz does not; this eliminates the need for chemical sealers. Also, some of MSI’s Q Premium Natural Quartz Countertops are made with up to 35% post-consumer recycled glass. Have your beautiful countertops – such as the pebbly, nature-inspired Toasted Almond -- and feel good about them, too.
Even the most eco-friendly material is impractical unless it is made to last a long time, and a quartz countertop certainly fits this description. MSI is so confident about its quartz countertops’ durability that it offers a lifetime warranty!
Since it will last for decades, consider installing a classic neutral such as Fossil Brown – you can change your kitchen cabinetry and décor a dozen times during your quartz countertop’s lifetime, and it will still look great!
Perhaps the most popular reason to choose a quartz countertop, however, is its simple care requirements. There’s no need to seal quartz countertops, unlike natural stone. Quartz countertops are waterproof, extremely stain resistant, and stand up to heavy use.
With Quartz you can feel confident choosing white quartz countertops such as Iced White Quartz or Frost White Quartz without worrying about stains. It’s easy to keep a quartz countertop pristine and hygienic, free of dirt and bacteria.
If you thought quartz was just a trend, think again! These manufactured surfaces have been popular in kitchens and bathrooms for over 20 years now, and are definitely here to stay. You can be confident that your quartz countertop investment will pay off in terms of resale value – and you will love it too.
Visit MSI’s web gallery to see the newest slab colors, and enjoy planning your kitchen upgrade.