For years, granite has been the most popular choice for countertops. But lately, some people have been looking for an alternative that offers the same durability and aesthetic appeal but looks a little different. If you want to differentiate your kitchen from those of all your friends, family and neighbors who have chosen granite, consider installing quartz countertops.

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Here are five things you need to know about using quartz as a countertop material:

Quartz and granite cost about the same. Quartz isn't technically an all-natural stone. It's actually made up of 93 percent natural quartz and 7 percent resin. The result is a material that is 100 percent stain resistant.

Quartz countertops are non-porous, meaning they do not absorb liquids and sealing them is unnecessary. All you need to keep them looking great is some soap, some water and a soft washcloth.

If your kitchen sees a lot of action, quartz might be the right material for you. It does not scratch, it doesn't stain and it holds up well to the everyday use that comes with a busy family.

Many manufacturers make a quartz material that includes some recycled material. And like granite, marble and soapstone, quartz will last a lifetime and beyond.

If you would like to learn more about quartz and how you can integrate it into your kitchen, contact the kitchen countertop experts at JSC Stone.

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