(NC) With so many materials to choose from, selecting the right one for your kitchen or bathroom counter can be overwhelming. But many industry experts recommend quartz for the best value for everyday living. Here’s what you need to know about the popular surface:

It’s durable. When it comes to kitchen countertops, quartz is worth the investment. Not only is it stunningly beautiful, it is also very durable. Unlike other surfaces that can easily crack, scratch and stain, quartz is non-porous and scratch-, stain- and heat-resistant and can withstand kitchen messes like coffee spills and scuffs. In fact, the only things harder than quartz are sapphires, diamonds and topaz.

The quality is consistent. Unlike granite and marble, which can vary in design from slab to slab, natural quartz goes through a process that allows the slabs to be consistent in design and pattern. It’s important to ensure you are doing your research and investing in a quality product like HanStone Quartz, a premium brand that is locally made. Once you’ve decided on a colour and style, there is no need to hand-select your slabs as every slab is consistent – quartz makes choosing a countertop hassle- and worry-free.

It’s low maintenance. Caring for quartz is easy. With proper maintenance and some industry tips and tricks, hard-to-clean stains, spills and messes can easily be a thing of the past. There are two simple ways to clean quartz. With a non-abrasive cloth, you can use either a combination of soap and water or a solution of rubbing alcohol and water. When making quartz slabs, the natural quartz goes through an engineered process creating a non-porous surface. As a result, no sealing is ever required, another bonus over granite and marble.

For more information, visit hanstone.ca.

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