Houzz conducted a survey with 1,337 American homeowners regarding their recent or upcoming kitchen renovation. The results of the study revealed that engineered quartz was chosen over all natural stone materials.
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Demand for Engineered Materials
Forty-eight percent of respondents prefer engineered quartz while 43 percent chose all natural stone materials. This is the same as engineered floorings, such as engineered wood, vinyl and laminate, which has gone almost twice as popular as natural hardwood floors.
Countertops landed on the top list of the most popular feature to be replaced in kitchen remodeling projects. Since 2017, engineered quartz countertops have increased its market share by seven percent. It’s now even more popular than natural stone. More than 80 percent also upgraded backsplashes, sinks and plumbing fixtures.
Benefits of Engineered Quartz
Engineered quartz is made from quartz crystals held together with resins and pigments. It resembles natural stone, but better. Quartz is the seventh hardest mineral, following topaz, corundum and diamonds.
Other solid surfaces only use around 33 percent organic binding resins while engineered quartz is 95 percent composed of natural minerals. It won’t crack as easily as slate and resist scratches and cuts. However, it’s still best to use a chopping board on top of them.
Engineered quartz has almost zero porosity, meaning it prevents the absorption of water or other liquids. It’s easier to clean and maintain. This material doesn’t need special cleaning solutions since its lack of porosity hinders bacteria growth. Unlike natural stone, it’s stain-resistant and maintains its beauty longer than natural stones.
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