There are many options for today's kitchen counters. One substance that is growing in popularity as a countertop is quartz. But is it a wise choice? Take this quiz to see what you know about quartz countertops.
What room becomes a focal point at most dinner or cocktail parties?
How much did the average American kitchen renovation cost in 2006?
On average, how much return on investment do most mid-range kitchen renovations deliver?
Why is changing countertops one of the most dramatic ways you can upgrade your kitchen's look?
They are the most visible feature.
They get the most direct usage.
They feature the most variety in options and colors.
When did quartz countertops first hit the market?
the mid 1980s
the early 1990s
Why is quartz a good substance to use for countertops?
It is inexpensive and plentiful.
It is durable and stain-proof.
It is healthier and renewable.
What are Silestone and Zodiaq?
brands of quartz countertops
two substances that are major competitors for quartz countertops
colorants that are added to the mix when quartz countertops are made
What is the price range for quartz countertops?
$42-66 per square foot
$55-72 per square foot
$74-99 per square foot
Why might you want a quartz countertop instead of a granite one, which costs about the same and is more standard in kitchens?
Quartz is harder.
Quartz is more porous.
Quartz is more readily available.
What are the benefits of quartz countertops' nonporous nature?
They are stain-proof and more resistant to microbial growth.
They prevent food spoilage and are flame retardant.