Quartz Countertops

Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are a popular choice for their durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal.

They are highly resistant to scratches, stains, and heat, making them ideal for busy kitchens. Additionally, quartz countertops come in a wide range of colors and patterns, allowing you to customize your space to your liking.

What is Quartz?

Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on Earth. Because of its strength and abundance, quartz is a popular and reliable choice for countertops. Quartz countertops are sometimes referred to as “engineered” or “man-made,” but quartz is in fact a natural stone. The amount of natural quartz in a slab depends on the quartz manufacturer.

Quartz is an agglomerate (or mixture) of stone-like materials bound with resins and pressed into sheets. Pure quartz is combined with pigments and resins to create slabs that are non-porous, strong, and beautiful. It is one of the hardest minerals in the world. It excels over stone counter materials because it needs no sealing; its resins are the sealant. It’s favored over solid surface countertops by many users because it has more of a natural look and feel.

Quartz Pros & Cons

With quartz countertops, the pros outweigh the cons.

Pros

  • One of the main benefits of quartz countertops is that they are extremely durable.
  • Quartz countertops never have to be sealed, unlike granite, marble, and other surfaces that require regular maintenance.
  • Quartz countertops are also nonabsorbent, so they resist staining and don’t harbor harmful bacteria.
  • Homeowners and designers also turn to quartz for its versatile and beautiful designs, colors, and patterns.

Cons

  • Quartz countertops are scratch resistant, but due to their hardness they may dull a knife that is used directly on the surface.
  • Like all natural stone countertops, quartz can be damaged by sudden changes in temperature. Pot holders and trivets should be used to protect a quartz countertop from anything hot.
  • Though quartz countertops are not approved for outdoor use, quartz may be used in outdoor kitchens with full overhead coverage from the elements.

Quartz vs Granite Countertops

Quartz countertops are stronger than granite countertops.

Quartz is an extremely hard mineral. Granite also absorbs liquids and stains, while quartz is completely nonabsorbent. Quartz countertops are maintenance free. Granite countertops need to be sealed and polished regularly. In addition, quartz can be fabricated for use in many unique applications that are not possible with granite or other stones

Quartz Product Lines

Come see visit us in our showroom for hundreds of selections of quartz samples