When it comes to choosing countertops, there are so many choices out there – laminate, granite, wood, stainless, concrete – among others.
And while it’s challenging to determine which countertop is best for your home, your friends at Pohaki Lumber are here to help!
Quartz is definitely one of our favorites (if not THE favorite) when it comes to countertop materials!
Luckily, for you, our valued northern Minnesota customers, we carry and have access to the finest quartz countertops, by way of Minnesota-based Cambria – who offers 93% quartz, a natural stone.
To simplify your decision-making process, we’ve compiled “6 Reasons to Choose Quartz Countertops:”
Strength: With Cambria quartz countertops, you get the look and feel of granite, but receive greater strength and the benefit of it being nonporous and maintenance free. Quartz is an extremely hard mineral that gives Cambria its strength (vs. granite which is only about 40% to 60% quartz, along with other softer minerals and impurities).
Easy to Clean: Just wash it with warm water, and use a mild soap if desired. Cambria is stain resistant and never needs sealing or reconditioning. On the other hand, granite is a porous stone and needs to be sealed regularly with a chemical treatment. It can absorb liquids and food, risking potential staining and bacterial growth within the countertop.
Durability (via Cambria): Cambria is durable and more resistant to surface damage than other stone. However, all stone can be damaged by force and no stone is chip-proof. Objects hitting edges particularly at sinks or dishwashers may cause chips. Though a minor knife slip will dull the knife and not harm Cambria, no stone surface is scratch-proof. Surface markings are more visible on monotone designs than multi-colored surfaces
Stain Resistant – Quartz countertops from Cambria will resist stains from common household items such as coffee, tea and wine (or spilled strawberries, as seen here).
Liftetime Limited Warranty Guaranteed – Cambria offers a lifetime limited warranty, leaving you, our valued customer, feeling reassured about the quality of products that you are choosing for your northern Minnesota home-improvement project(s), for years and years to come! Just another #PohakiPromise.
And, while it’s easy to see, quartz countertops from Pohaki Lumber and Minnesota-based Cambria offer some of the most breathtaking color and design options for your northern Minnesota home.
Stop in to visit the Pohaki Lumber Design Center to view the stunning countertop options available for your next home improvement project.