About Quartz Countertops
Quartz countertops are known as a man-made or engineered product. When you choose your quartz stone, a highly-trained and experienced countertops fabricator will begin the fabrication process to create your specific stone. Your fabrication process will begin by combining predetermined amounts of crushed quartz, pigments for coloring, and polymer resins to bind everything together. Generally, this mixture should contain 92%-94% quartz and no more than 6% additives.
This process creates an incredibly hard stone on a molecular level, making your quartz countertops nearly indestructible and virtually maintenance-free. It’s important to note that quartz countertops are not impervious to heat. Excessive heat, like placing a dish you took from the oven directly on your countertop, can cause damage to your stone. The use of potholders, trivets, and other protective items are highly recommended.
The manufacturing process results in an incredibly hard stone that is virtually maintenance-free and nearly indestructible. Quartz is harder than countertop alternatives like granite and marble. It’s important to note that excessive heat may damage this engineered stone and the use of trivets and heating pad are strongly recommended.
Quartz Countertop Colors
Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of engineered quartz is that it can be manufactured in a wide variety of colors. Your stone countertops can be fabricated to seamlessly integrate with the perfect hue to create a one-of-a-kind look.
From deeply rich blues to bright yellows and vibrate reds, your countertops fabricator can create the perfect shade for your design. Quartz countertops give homeowners more control over their home improvement projects to create a final look that is truly unique. Whether you’re looking for a show-stopping piece or one that offers a subtle complement to high-end features, quartz countertops can deliver.
Bathroom Quartz Countertops & Vanities
Engineered quartz stones are truly stunning and offer virtually endless design options. Quartz countertops make it easier than ever to turn your vision into a reality and create your ultimate dream space. Bathroom quartz countertops offer the design flexibility to perfectly complement any design style or personal taste. Whether you dream of a one-of-a-kind, jaw-dropping masterpiece or an understated elegant sanctuary, bathroom quartz countertops and vanities are a great choice!
It’s worth noting that engineered stone is significantly heavier than alternative countertop materials. It’s incredibly important to ensure that your cabinetry is sturdy and strong. You should also consider your building structure - which should be in good condition to support this extra weight. This is especially true for quartz countertop installations on upper floors.