A home without a nice kitchen won’t be ideal for a person or family to live. Such home also doesn’t have a high value. Therefore, kitchen is the most crucial room for all homes. The main component of a kitchen is the island. The material, look and durability of an island countertop take great importance. Talking about material, there are several popular choices to consider, including wood, marble, granite, concrete, etc. If you want a practical alternative material for your kitchen island countertop, I recommend quartz.
Quartz is a material made from very hard natural mineral. Therefore, a quartz kitchen island countertop must be extremely durable. However, quartz is not purely natural because it’s produced in a factory. Ground quartz is used as the main ingredient; it’s then combined with resin that serves as the adhesive. Pigments are also included to give color for the material. Quartz island countertops are available in various colors: white, cream, brown, black, green, red, etc. You’ll be able to match them to any kitchen decor easily.
Quartz kitchen island countertop is not only durable, but also scratch-resistant. It can even be cleaned easily. I personally prefer quartz rather than granite. Although very beautiful in look, granite countertops need a new protective coat once a year for maintaining their scratch-resistant surface. Meanwhile, quartz island countertops do not require any coat because they already contain resin.
Advanced technology has allowed manufacturers to produce more beautiful and perfect quartz island countertops. Now you can even find quartz with natural stone look. The beauty of a quartz kitchen island countertop will be more prominent if you hang a few pendant lamps over it. You may also adorn the work surface with a vase of flowers, potted plants, or a tray of fruits. Combine the unit with chairs if you also want to use it to enjoy breakfast with family.