A quick google search of quartz makes the stone sound like an overblown exaggeration. We read it was virtually impossible to scratch, more durable than granite, and no sealing ever.
Quartz is also nonporous, so it doesn’t hold onto bacteria from raw meat. Although you technically could cut on quartz – it won’t ruin the countertop – it will ruin your knives. Quartz is actually harder than steel and should not be used as a cutting surface.
And another pro of being nonporous: even a bright white quartz countertop could stay white! We live messy lives: wine, coffee, sticky red slime… those are what our countertops see daily. Could it be true? I was bound and determined to get my hands on some white quartz!
Calacatta on our Kitchen Island
We chose Calacatta for our island, premium quartz. It is a stunning quartz design that adds the “wow” factor because of its striking look. I was blown away the first time I saw it used in a kitchen!
I visited our fabricator to pick out the exact slab we wanted. The slabs at the yard were almost the identical size of the island, which made it easy. But of course, that also meant there wouldn’t be enough left over to use anywhere else in the house!
Honestly, I thought I would find various kinds of looks and really have to think it over. But I liked all of the slabs in the yard, and they were all kind of similar.
After 2.5 Years, What I Love About Our Quartz Countertops
Because quartz is almost impossible to scratch, they still look new! When you use a clean, minimal, white countertop, your kitchen will feel SO bright and fresh.
With the many benefits of updating your kitchen, we encourage you to contact us to speak with our KSI kitchen experts. We are offering a free consultation for your plan and budget control. We can sit down with you to discuss your vision for your kitchen.
Whether you’re looking to make the necessary updates to increase the marketability of your home, increase the functionality of the room, or create more storage space to help with organization, we can help you create the kitchen of your dreams.
Check in-store for our latest event of quartz countertops, Calacatta is on special now that may save you thousands.