current obsessions: kitchen impossible – top worry-free quartz countertop solutionsJuly 12, 2018
It’s time to install new kitchen countertops, and you have a dilemma. You want a countertop that is beautiful, stylish, and upscale. At the same time, however, you know that your kitchen will be a very busy room; you’ll be cooking, entertaining, spending time with children and their art projects. You’re also a very busy person, and don’t have much time to spend keeping a fussy countertop pristine and stain-free.
Does this mean you have to give up the kitchen of your dreams? Not with a quartz countertop from MSI's Q Premium Natural Quartz!
A kitchen countertop is a big investment, so it’s only natural to worry about its durability. Can it stand up to the rigors of daily life in a busy kitchen? Will it need a lot of maintenance? When comparing quartz counters to natural stone, those concerns are addressed — and you’ll be impressed.
If you’ve got your heart set on marble, but are worried about marble’s upkeep, you’re on the right track. It’s a timeless, gorgeous surface, but it’s true — you’ll need to seal it regularly and constantly be on guard to prevent stains.
Calacatta Laza Quartz counters provide a remarkable marble look-alike. Unlike natural stone, no sealing or specialized cleanser and care routine is required for a quartz countertop. Think of all the time you will save, while still getting the marble look you love.
Midnight Majesty Concrete
Concrete countertops have recently gained in popularity. Like granite, they are ideal for an un-fussy, minimalistic look, somewhere between rustic and industrial.
However, they have drawbacks. One is that like all natural stone, even concrete needs to be sealed to maintain its water resistance.
A quartz countertop such as Midnight Majesty Concrete Quartz gives you that no-nonsense style, but unlike concrete or granite, it won’t crumble or crack.
One of the reasons for choosing natural stone is that it is, after all, a natural material — a special concern for those worried about indoor air quality, which artificial, synthetic materials can affect. This is especially important for those who have asthma or allergies.
Q Quartz, such as Fossil Gray Quartz shown here, is Greenguard, LEED, and NSF certified. That means it’s non-toxic and does not emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Since it’s easy-care, you don’t need harsh chemicals to maintain it. It’s recyclable, and made from quartz, which is an abundant natural resource.
Everyone wants a clean, hygienic kitchen. For those who keep Kosher, however, it’s a religious mandate. Q Premium Quartz from MSI is Kosher certified with the Seal of the Kosher Trust (Seal-K). It meets all of the standards of Halachah, the Jewish Law for the purposes of certifiying Kosher products.
Seal-K is certified by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and is recognized by rabbinical authorities in the U.S. and Europe. This pristine, fresh-looking Arctic White Quartz countertop looks clean, and is easy to keep that way.
Stylish homes deserve stylish countertops. However, even stylish homeowners have messy family members who spill things, drop heavy items, and make other mistakes such as putting a hot pan on a bare countertop.
A quartz countertop from MSI is the best high-end countertop for busy families — never a compromise. They’re resistant to scratches, chips, and stains. So, if you spill your wine or splatter tomato sauce, even on a white surface, you can just wipe it up and get back to enjoying your evening.
Life gives you enough reasons to worry — you shouldn’t have to worry about your kitchen countertops. Q Premium Quartz is not only beautiful and complementary to your home, but it can also give you peace of mind.
Visit MSI’s web gallery to see the quartz colors shown here and the many others we offer.