The Guide to Quartz Countertops
Discover the 3 Reasons Everybody Loves Quartz
Quartz countertops have become one of the most requested materials in kitchen remodels due to their durability, ease of maintenance, and endless color options.
Quartz is one of the hardest minerals found on earth and it is used to make many everyday products including sandpaper, glass, circuit boards, cement, and jewelry among others. In recent years, quartz has also become a very popular choice for kitchen countertops.
Countertops made from quartz differ from natural stone countertops because quartz slabs are fabricated in a factory unlike the slabs of natural stone which are mined. Quartz slabs are composed of approximately 94 percent ground natural quartz crystals fused with resin binders to form the slab and pigment to give it color.
Quartz Provides Endless Color Options
In the past quartz was been seen as an inferior option for countertops because it could not recreate the color variations and patterns of natural stone.
Modern technology has made this no longer the case. Quartz countertops are available in a variety of impressive designs with colors from reds and greens to more earthy browns, blacks, and creams. Many manufacturers can also make multi-hued slabs and add metallic flecks, swirls, patterns, and veining to mimic the look of natural stone.
Quartz countertops used to be offered only with a polished finish but are now available with honed, sandblasted, or embossed treatments as well to recreate matte, textured, and glossy looks.
Quartz is Non-Porous
Quartz Countertop Installation
Choose a Professional Team to Install Your Quartz Countertop
If you are considering quartz countertops for your kitchen or bathroom, it is best to have a professional help you choose and install them to avoid unnecessary problems. The experienced design team of Graniterra can help you decide on a countertop that works with your current design or remodel and our production department can properly install them.