Are backlit quartz countertops right for you?
When it comes to choosing countertop materials, the options can be a bit overwhelming. A number of different factors should inform your decision – namely your budget, the physical properties of the material, and the material’s visual appeal. Common stone materials include quartz, marble, resin, and glass. Think a backlit quartz countertop might be right for you? We have put together some points about quartz countertops that can help you decide! Read on to learn more from the pros at SLABlite.
Quartz countertops are manufactured.
Quartz, unlike popular natural stone used for countertops like granite and marble, is manufactured. This means that you will have a wider range of options when it comes to shape, pattern, color, and texture. If you’re considering installing backlit countertops, this is perfect – you’ll want to make sure the quartz is translucent but not so transparent that you can see the LED panels underneath.
Quartz is durable and low-maintenance.
As a manufactured product, quartz provides some other benefits, as well. Quartz countertops are just as durable as granite and concrete but has slightly higher flexibility, meaning that the material is more resistant to cracks or chips. On top of that, quartz is non-porous – you won’t have to worry so much about stains or lingering bacteria. You will just want to be careful with extreme heat. Quartz isn’t quite as resistant to heat as some other common countertop stone materials.
Backlit quartz countertops can produce a beautiful effect in your home. To learn more about SLABlite and our countertop backlighting installation services, call (877) 723-2900 or contact us online today!