Quartz Countertops - A High Performance Surface
In contrast to granite and marble, which are natural stones cut into slabs and shaped into countertops, quartz countertops are part natural and part man-made. They are made of about 95% quartz which are mined and ground in various sizes. Coarsely ground quartz yields a speckled appearance, whereas finely ground quartz yields a smooth appearance. Color pigments and a polyester resin are fused to the mixture under intense heat and pressure to create the solid quartz slab from which countertops will be fabricated.
Why Choose quartz countertops
Quartz is a strong, hard and durable material, even more so than granite. It is practically scratch proof and a perfect material for kitchen countertops.
Quartz countertops offer some heat resistance, but because they contain resin, which is sensitive to heat, setting hot pots directly unto the quartz surface is not recommended.
Quartz countertops are non-porous and therefore resistant stains from food, including wine and coffee. Because they are non-porous, quartz countertops are also more sanitary – mildew and other organic matter cannot grow on quartz.
Care and Maintenance
Quartz countertops are the easiest to clean and maintain. They do not require regular sealing and can be cleaned with a cloth and appropriate soap solution.
SAMPLE QUARTZ COLORS
If you live in the Charlotte area and are interested in having quartz countertops fabricated and installed in your kitchen and baths, we’d like to invite you to visit our Complete Kitchen and Bath Design Studio conveniently located in Matthews, NC. Our designers and consultants are ready to answer your questions and help you with your selection.