Our last blog gave you all the details, pros and cons, on polished quartz countertops. This blog will focus on the matte finish in hopes of helping you make the best decision for your home when you choose to upgrade your kitchen or bathroom to quartz countertops. Remember, the finish is an important decision and one that should reflect your style and taste.
Matte Quartz Countertops
Matte quartz countertops are preferred among homeowners who are seeking a refined, modern aesthetic for their kitchen or bathroom. In contrast to their polished counterparts, which radiate a shiny and luminescent surface, matte finishes exude a modest, non-reflective personality. This leads to a toned-down appeal that works well with multiple design themes and styles. With less propensity to reveal smudges, watermarks, and fingerprints, matte quartz countertops provide a practical option for busy households, adding a hint of sophistication to any room with their smooth, velvety touch.
Advantages of Matte Finish
Choosing a matte finish for your quartz countertops offers a number of benefits. To start, matte finishes are experts at camouflaging blemishes and scrapes, making them an unbeatable choice for high traffic areas. They also prove to be more accommodating when it comes to maintenance and cleaning as they are less prone to display watermarks or smudges in comparison to polished finishes. Additionally, matte quartz countertops make for a more authentic and muted presentation, contributing to a distinct, modern charm in your kitchen or bathroom. The subdued reflection also minimizes glare and creates a calm ambiance.
Disadvantages of Matte Finish
There are some drawbacks of matte quartz countertops that should be considered. The first drawback to watch for is a potential increase in cleaning frequency compared to polished counter surfaces. Matte surfaces can make dust and blemishes more noticeable, urging for regular upkeep to retain their pristine appearance. You should also be aware that matte finishes might somewhat mute the quartz’s innate color brilliance and sparkle. If you are inclined towards a vibrantly reflective look, a polished finish could be a better fit.
Maintenance Tips for Matte Quartz Countertops
Keeping matte quartz countertops looking their best is easy with proper care. It is crucial to wipe away spills promptly to avoid staining or engraving. Use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser and a soft cloth or sponge for routine cleanings. Stay away from harsh chemicals or coarse scrubbers that could mar the matte finish. Use a chopping board when using sharp utensils and make sure hot pans or pots are always placed on hot pads or trivets to protect the countertop from harmful heat.
Let the team at C & C Stoneworks help you with your next kitchen countertop project. Remember we are licensed and insured contractors, we have an in-house interior design consultation and when you collaborate with us, we are full-service, meaning you will not have to hire another professional to complete your project. .
To speak with our interior design consultant, call 252-902-5535 or visit our showroom at 6144 NC 43 S Greenville, NC. C & C Stoneworks provides service throughout eastern North Carolina including Greenville, Goldsboro, Morehead City and New Bern.