5 Questions About Quartz & Granite Countertops In Calgary

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A picture of a new renovated kitchen with new countertops. Made from quartz slap.

Many questions and research are involved when people decide to make changes to their countertops. Who do we buy it from? Where can we get quality countertops in Calgary? Who is trained enough to install these countertops? The questions go on. Well, today, we want to share some of the questions we often get when it comes to new countertops. With any new investment, you want to maintain it to keep it feeling brand new. We want your countertops looking and feeling as fresh as the day you got them installed. These questions and answers will give you a better idea about preventing damage to your countertops and make sure they remain valuable. Some common questions we get:

  1. Will quartz countertops burn?

  2. Will granite countertops stain?

  3. Will quartz countertops scratch?

  4. Will granite countertops crack?

  5. Will quartz countertops increase home value?

  1. Will quartz countertops burn?

Quartz countertops are heat resistant, but it can affect the quartz countertop if the temperature is too high. This means you can not place hot objects directly on the quartz countertop. This includes pans, pots, kettles coming off your burners. The resin can burn and permanently damage your quartz countertops.

  1. Will granite countertops stain?

No material is 100% stainproof, granite countertops are unique, stainproof— and that also includes light colours! The hardness and durability of the natural stone resist the staining of granite. 

  1. Will quartz countertops scratch?

Quartz countertops are not entirely unbreakable. This type of countertop is substantial to scratches. Compared to other natural stone countertops, quartz can make chip or scratch indeed, especially if it clashes excessive use and pressure. However, suppose scratches or chips eventually appear, you can have them professionally filled in and repaired.

  1. Will granite countertops crack?

Granite countertops are quite durable, but a crack may appear hit with a heavy object. Even a hard hit or placing a lot of weight on the granite countertop could lead to a cracked situation.

  1. Will quartz countertops increase home value?

Quartz countertops need simple care requirements, which is one of the top reasons to upgrade to quartz countertops. There’s no action required to seal quartz countertops, unlike other natural stones. You can be confident that your quartz countertop investment will be beneficial when it comes to the resale value. Not to mention you will admire it too.

These are questions we get often. Although these countertops are durable, there is a small chance of wear and tear, but with care and keep in mind to treat your countertops gently, they should look new for many years. Remind those in your household to follow simple guidelines to ensure no damage is done. For more readings about countertops and our services, check out our last blog: 3 Different Types Of Countertops – Calgary or contact us for any questions you may have about countertops in Calgary.