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43 Cool Quartz Backsplashes With Pros And Cons
Looking for a lovely backsplash for your kitchen? Marble is the most timeless and expensive idea, beadboard and shiplap are great for rustic spaces but not that durable, glass is an ultra-modern solution for contemporary and minimalist spaces but many of us still consider granite and quartz the best solutions. A quartz backsplash is a beautiful slab piece that makes your kitchen look more refined and chic without spending as much money as for marble, and its designs often repeat marble. If you think of getting a quartz backsplash, take a look at some pros and cons we’ve prepared to decide.
What Is Quartz?
Quartz is a natural mineral, but quartz slabs, used to make countertops and backsplashes, are engineered by humans. Manufacturers make quartz backsplashes by grinding quartz into dust and combining it with resins and pigments. The resins bind the quartz dust together, making it non-porous and durable, while the pigments add color and veining.
Pros Of Quartz Backsplashes
Quartz backsplash is low-maintenance: quartz is a non-porous natural stone, meaning, it does not absorb dirt and moisture the way marble or granite does. Your quartz backsplash wouldn’t mind the risk of moisture exposure or getting wet altogether. In turn, it does not harbor the growth of bacteria and viruses.
Quartz backsplash leans towards minimalism: a natural stone backsplash means you have a continuous slab transitioning from your countertops. Because they are engineered, quartz has a greater capability for seamlessness, which also allows to keep it cleaner.
Quartz backsplash has a variety of designs: quartz surfaces have subtle patterns that demonstrate elegance and sophistication. These elements can be delicate veins, freeform shapes, soft colors, or any of their combination. You can choose from patterns with subtle veins to more richly textured ones.
Quartz countertops are easy to clean: quartz is already resistant to stains, but no natural stone is totally stain-proof. Nonetheless, you’ll find it easy to clean them regularly. All you need is a soft cloth and mild soap, and avoid bleach and abrasive solutions.
Quartz countertops do not need sealing: quartz is impervious, so it does not need a layer of sealant material to protect it, unlike granite and marble.
Quartz countertops are durable: they are almost level with granite countertops in hardness but are a little more forgiving, so they don’t easily chip and crack. Quartz is also highly resistant to scratching.
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a black and light-stained kitchen with white quartz countertops and a backsplash is a lovely and chic contemporary space
Quartz backsplash is affected by UV light: too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light or direct sunlight may discolor quartz. It may turn pale or yellow, so it is not recommended for outdoor kitchens or sun-drenched rooms.
Quartz is an engineered natural stone: a few homeowners prefer plain or all-natural stone slabs like genuine quartzite or granite.
Quartz is resistant to heat: Plain quartz stone is resistant to heat, but the polymers used with it are not. It can withstand around 150 – 200 degrees F. Extremely hot materials could melt resins and cause permanent damage. You need something to place your hot pots and pans on, so you won’t scorch the surface of your countertop.
Quartz countertops installation requires professionals: while not entirely a disadvantage, professionals must be the ones to install your countertops. There is also great precision needed to minimize seams. Hence, you better prepare for some upfront costs for the installation. Get inspired by the ideas below and get a quartz backsplash for your own kitchen!
a farmhouse kitchen with white shaker cabinets, a black kitchen island, a white quartz backsplash and countertops, pendant lamps
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