Why Quartz over Natural Stone?
- October 5, 2017
- Posted by: Ann Kent
- Category: Home, Project, Renovations
Our lives are complicated enough and it seems nearly impossible to stay ahead of the mess and clutter that seems to fill our homes on what seems to be a daily basis. Who has time to worry about sealing your countertops 4 times a year and constantly worrying about staining, etching, cracking, or chipping your marble or granite natural stone countertops? While it goes without saying that marble countertops can create a feeling of luxury and crispness that other countertops strive for, today’s technology and the introduction of quartz allows you to have both the beauty and elegance of marble-like countertops with relatively no maintenance at all.
Venastone quartz countertops can mimic the look of marble without the care that is characteristically required of marble countertops. Many homeowners want the look of marble, but have busy households with heavy traffic that make marble an unrealistic choice. Even if you seal marble regularly, it is still prone to etching, but this is not the case with quartz. Granite is far more durable than marble, but still requires sealing up to 2 times a year. Both granite and marble are naturally occurring stones, whereas quartz is an engineered stone. It is a composite material made of crushed quartz and resin. The resin is an adhesive that holds the crushed stone together and provides the most durable countertop or vanity option. Since quartz is engineered, it is available in a wide range of colors and pigments, and is not limited by the colors naturally occurring in nature, like with natural stone countertops like marble and granite.
Venastone countertops provide the perfect solution for your bathroom vanities, kitchen countertops, and even laundry room countertops. Modern families routinely select quartz countertops for their kitchen because they are heat-resistant, stain-resistant, and incredibly durable. This results in a kitchen countertop that will look great for many years after installation regardless of how many meals you prepare in your kitchen.
Quartz is a terrific choice for a children’s bathroom for the same reasons it is so popular for kitchens. Children are inherently messy and they will spill on your bathroom vanity. Why not make it easy to clean up and install a venastone quartz countertop? All you need to do to clean quartz countertops is wipe with a damp cloth and some mild soap. There’s no sealing required and no need for harsh chemicals.
Similarly, quartz adds a wonderful dimension to a laundry room. Since more and more homeowners are moving their laundry rooms to the upstairs, it’s nice to have a clean, fresh, and attractive laundry room. Quartz can tolerate the wetness that will come with laundry and laundry detergents without staining. It will provide the perfect spot for folding and sorting clothes.
Finally, quartz provides an ideal solution for a busy office place looking to impress clients and employees. While we would all love to install marble surfaces in corporate bathrooms and kitchens, it is not practical given the traffic flow. Quartz can provide the same feeling of luxury without the maintenance. It can also be used for walls in office buildings.
Venastone has a number of popular stones that best mimic the look of marble. Vena Calacatta, Vena Cararra, Vena Statuario Bianco, and Vena Calacatta Infinita are white quartz options with interesting marbling throughout.
It is important to source stone from a reputable stone fabricator to guarantee that your quartz will be properly engineered. Venastone relies on the most advanced templating and fabrication process on the market, including digital laser templating, CAD drawing and state-of-the-art CNC machines to ensure that every step of the cutting and installation is perfect.