When it comes to remodeling the bathrooms in your home, you have a good opportunity to add value and see profitable returns on your investment. Because these rooms are smaller, you can also have some fun and experiment with your décor in a way that’s just not as easy with larger, more prominent living spaces, such as the kitchen.
There are plenty of reasons to choose engineered stone countertops, starting with the beauty, value, and personalization they bring to your interior spaces. However, engineered stone options, such as quartz, are also prized for their resilience and durability. One question we often receive from our customers is: Can you put hot pans on quartz countertop surfaces?
Here’s what you need to know about quartz countertops’ resilience to heat.
There’s no denying the appeal of quartz. This engineered surface not only delivers the beauty of natural stone, often mimicking the look of favorites like marble and granite, but it offers the resilience and utility of a non-porous, food-safe surface designed for strength and durability.
PentalQuartz, in particular, offers several attractive collections that feature over 100 colors and styles to choose from. Featuring abundant solids, patterns and finishes that let you customize to suit your home interior and your personal aesthetic, there is a style for every home. When you choose PentalQuartz countertops for your kitchen, bathroom or other project, you’ll not only increase the beauty, function, and value of your home, but you’ll enjoy a 15-year warranty that ensures long-term satisfaction.
With so many tried and true countertop options, such as granite and marble, and newer surfaces on the market, such as quartz and porcelain, to choose from, there is a lot to consider. Fortunately, if you’re doing at-home research into the right countertop for your home, there are many free resources to use, like Pinterest and Houzz. Discovering your personal design aesthetic can help you to narrow down your options and give you an idea which direction to head when it comes to color, texture, pattern and veining.
While you might put a lot of thought into certain aspects of your countertop surface, from the color and finish, to accurate sizing, many homeowners treat edging as an afterthought. This could be a huge mistake. The edge profile you choose could play a role in how well edges stand up to daily wear and tear. Edging also affects the overall look of your finished countertops. In addition, if you have children in the home, you’ll certainly want to consider their safety.
Did you delay plans for upgrading your kitchen countertops due to restrictions presented by COVID-19? Or, has more time at home caused you to realize how there’s opportunity for your kitchen to better serve you and your family? If you’ve been considering a countertop upgrade, you’ll be happy to know that this summer is an ideal time to begin your project. Discover why the summer months are typically a popular time for home renovation projects.
It’s not unusual for homeowners to address the spread of germs on household surfaces during regular cleaning, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a renewed focus on cleaning, disinfection and sanitizing within the home. Outside of COV-19, there are also more common germs, bacteria and pathogens that can live on your kitchen and bathroom countertops. While the use of suitable soap and sanitizers is an obvious first step in combating the spread of contaminants, many homeowners want to do more to keep their households clean and free of germs.
How to appropriately clean and disinfect natural and engineered stone countertops have always been a common question from homeowners. However, given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, homeowners have grown increasingly more concerned about how to disinfect surfaces in order to help minimize the risk of infectious disease spread.
First, we do not recommend cleaning your countertops with bleach or abrasive cleansers. The gritty texture of abrasive cleaners are made of small particles, minerals, or fine steel wool, copper, or metal particles, and these particles can damage the stone surface. Even a natural option like vinegar can cause harm as frequent uses of acidic substances can dull appearances and weaken the sealant.
Designing your ideal kitchen or bath can be both a fun and daunting process. With so many options on the market, including natural vs. engineered stone, the surfaces for you to consider are endless.
The difficulty, as with any home upgrade or addition, is selecting the materials that best suit your needs. When it comes to choosing, Silestone quartz and granite, both resilient, stunning countertop surfaces in their own right, are two surfaces worth comparing. While one is a natural stone (granite) and the other, an engineered stone (quartz), the two are often compared due to their durability, aesthetic and versatility. Sometimes, it can even be difficult to tell the difference between the two stones, especially with Silestone options that look so similar to granite.
Choosing the right countertop surface that’s ideal for your home can seem like an overwhelming task. With an array of materials to choose from, which one will be the most suitable for your home? You may have previous experience with some tried-and-true options, such as granite, marble and quartzite, but what about engineered stone surfaces, like quartz and porcelain, that are quickly growing in popularity? Continue reading to learn the difference between porcelain countertops vs. quartz.