Explaining the Quartz Countertop Trend

We love quartz countertops here at Bedrock Quartz. It is in our name. Of course, we also sell and install marble and granite countertops. But we are still very big fans of quartz. With the quartz countertop, you get unmatched aesthetic appeal with some other key characteristics that make this particular mineral ideal as a building material.

More About Quartz

Many people mistakenly believe that quartz is a type of stone. While stones and rocks can contain minerals, including quartz, they tend to be comprised of aggregates rather than a single type of mineral. Still, we refer to quartz, granite, and marble countertops as stone countertops.

In its simplest form, quartz is a mineral in the form of a crystal. There are numerous varieties of quartz distributed around the world. Most of them consist primarily of silicon dioxide (a.k.a. silica), though certain varieties are known to contain impurities.

Quartz is the second most common mineral found in the Earth. Feldspar takes the number one position. Quartz’s abundance and easy accessibility make it an extremely popular building material for all sorts of applications.

Quartz for Countertops

Now that you know a little bit more about the mineral we call quartz, let’s talk about why it’s ideal for countertops. Remember that quartz countertops are engineered. Manufacturers combine quartz minerals with resin binders and pigments to create beautiful and long-lasting countertops perfect for Utah homes. Here is why we appreciate quartz so much:

  • It’s Nonporous – A quartz countertop offers a nonporous surface that does not easily absorb liquids or stains. Quartz countertops are resistant to common spills. They are not bothered by coffee, acidic juices, alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • It’s Hygienic – Quartz countertops are also hygienic. Their nonporous surfaces are not very friendly to mold, mildew, and bacteria. That makes them easy to clean and disinfect.
  • It’s Low Maintenance – Quartz doesn’t require a whole lot to maintain. A properly installed quartz countertop doesn’t need any special sealant. It does not require any special chemicals for cleaning. Warm, soapy water will do the job.
  • It’s Durable – Quartz countertops are extremely durable thanks to their composition of natural quartz crystals and modern resins. They are resistant to heat, so there are very few worries of scorching or burning. They also resist cracks and chips extremely well.
  • It’s Beautiful – We may be biased, but we think that quartz countertops are among the most beautiful. And because they are engineered, manufacturers can use a variety of pigments to create incredible colors and patterns that are hard to match with natural stone products.

Quartz has a lot going for it as a building material. If quartz fits within your budget, we cannot think of a better material for that new kitchen or bath countertop. Of course, marble and granite are also good choices as well.

Professionally Engineered and Installed

A Bedrock Quartz countertop is always professionally engineered and installed. We take great pride in all our kitchen design and installation services, knowing that your home is a reflection of who you are. We treat every installation as though we were working in our own homes.

We invite you to learn more about quartz countertops. As we explained in this post, quartz is a phenomenal material for both kitchen and bath. A quartz countertop installed in your home will provide years of reliable service and unmatched beauty.

Bedrock Quartz offers multiple showrooms throughout Utah. Book an appointment to meet with our representatives in the nearest location. You will get to see genuine quartz countertops firsthand and, of course, ask any questions you might have about the product or installation.