Quartz is a great material for San Marcos stone countertops. If you’re going to have new stone countertops in San Marcos TX installed, you’ll love quartz. It’s very easy to take care of, and it’s also gorgeous. Granite Brothers will provide you with a professional installation so you can be completely confident your job will be done right the first time. Here are the answers to a few questions you might have about quartz.
How Are Quartz Countertops Made?
Quartz San Marcos stone countertops are actually not technically natural. The mineral quartz is natural, of course, but countertops made of the material are man-made. Manufacturers mix quartz with resins and pigments to make countertops in San Marcos TX that are resistant to not only scratches and stain, but are also very low maintenance.
What Makes Quartz Different from Granite and Marble?
Other than the fact that quartz countertops are man-made, there are other differences as well. Granite also lasts a long time, and it’s also stain- and scratch-resistant. It also comes in a variety of colors. Marble is softer, and as a result will scratch easier.
How Durable is Quartz?
It’s extremely durable. However, like any other countertop material, quartz countertops in San Marcos TX aren’t indestructible. It does a good job of resisting chips, and, if cleaned regularly, will last for decades without needing to be resealed. But you should never use scouring pads or harsh chemicals to clean quartz. Just some mild soap, warm water and a soft towel will do just fine. Also, you shouldn’t put a hot pan directly on a quartz countertop. That could result in discoloration. Remember to always use a hot pad or a trivet instead.
Also, try to avoid cutting directly on your quartz countertop. If you do it every once in a while, that will be OK. Doing it too much could lead to scratches – no countertop material is completely scratch-proof.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Granite Brothers for any questions you may have about San Marcos quartz countertops. You can give us a call at 210-551-1119 or use our online contact form.