Quartz is a manufactured product and can be very attractive. The manufacturing process allows a much wider range of colors than you’ll find in natural stones such as marble or granite. The appearance of the finished engineered stone is rich, even luxurious. The finish has a depth that can’t be produced with solid surface materials like Corian.
Quartz has the same durability as concrete and granite, but is quite a bit more forgiving, so it won’t chip or crack as easily. It doesn’t have the same hardness in the feel that some people find unpleasant.
Like other hard surface countertop materials, quartz is non-porous so it resists staining much better than granite, marble and concrete. It stands up to juice, oil, wine, tomato, coffee and other sources of stains in the kitchen. For cleanliness, a non-porous surface means that it will not harbor bacteria or viruses. You can always be confident that you are getting your quartz countertop absolutely clean, and that’s a great benefit in both the kitchen and the bathroom.
Most Popular & Durable Quartz Countertops
Quartz countertops have recently become one of the most requested materials in kitchen remodels. 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 such as granite and marble because the slabs for quartz are fabricated in a factory unlike the slabs of natural stone which are mined. Quartz slabs are composed of approximately 93-94 percent ground natural quartz crystals fused with resin binders to form the slab and pigment to give it color.
Contact us today to find out if a quartz countertop is the best choice for your specific needs, or if marble or granite are a better choice.
A Few Quartz Samples
Best Quartz Countertop Selection & Service
R & R Marble & Granite knows how important the perfect quartz countertops are to any kitchen, bathroom, or business space. Quartz countertops are typically a focal point of any room which is why the necessary time needs to be taken to make the proper material selection and understand the everyday uses.
From simple quartz countertops and mantels to custom works, we combine unmatched expertise with technology to create products that exceed our customers’ expectations. Our quartz countertop designers will work with you to bring your personal vision to life, and the final look of your project will be limited only by your imagination.