Choosing Kitchen Quartz Countertops Is Growing
Perhaps you have heard a lot about quartz countertops lately, it would not be surprising if you have. Quartz countertops are an engineered stone, not a natural stone. Because it is engineered, quartz kitchen countertops have many desirable qualities. For one, kitchen quartz countertops are almost completely maintenance free. Quartz countertops, if surfaced properly, are non-porous, scratch resistant, durable, heat, resistant, stain resistant and easy to maintain. That’s a great combo of features for any kitchen!
This is the fourth of a series of 4 articles on kitchen countertops, if your have not read the first article we recommend you read Kitchen Countertops first, in this article we will be focused on discussing Quartz countertops, Our second article already covered Granite Countertops and our third article covered Marble Countertops.
How Quartz Kitchen Countertops Are Engineered
Quartz countertops are made from 90% natural ground quartz (and may include crushed granite or marble as well) mixed with a 10% mix of resins, polymers and pigments. Because pigments are added, there is a very wide range of colours available when choosing a quartz kitchen countertop.
Because this engineered stone is non-porous it never needs to be sealed. It also is less prone to cracks and chips that all the natural stones are more susceptible to.
Quartz Countertop Patterns
While many beautiful patterns can be manufactured, all the patterns are man made and they don’t quite compete with the beauty of mother natures natural patterns found in marble or granite.
Having said that, many beautiful patterns and colours are available and if you are seeking a sturdy kitchen countertop that can handle a lot of abuse with little maintenance, this is your best choice. Just how durable is quartz? Well when you are walking in most major indoor shopping malls, you may very well be leaning on and walking on yards and yards of quartz, it is that durable.
We Will Install Your Kitchen Quartz Countertops
is an expensive material that is no longer trying to look like granite but is now more often embracing it ultra modern look that quartz is known for.
The only engineered quartz stone manufacture in Ontario is also the largest manufacturer of quartz slabs in the country.
We can help you choose your perfect engineered slab from HansStone and install it in your kitchen saving you a bundle by skipping third part showrooms.
Pros And Cons Of Quartz Kitchen Countertops
Pros for Quartz are:
- Low maintenance
- Scratch resistant
- Heat resistant (not as heat resistant as granite however)
- Stain resistant
- Etching resistant
- Does not crack or chip
- Does not require sealing
- Antimicrobial and mildew resistant
and the Cons are:
- Manufactured patterns (all though a huge selection to choose from)
- Large kitchens may require visible seems
- Not quite as heat resistant as Granite
Call Us If You Have Questions
If you have any questions or need more information about selecting or installing kitchen quartz countertops call us, Manulock Construction are experts at modern kitchen design here in Oshawa and offer an affordable path to your new dream kitchen, and of course we also do Bathrooms and Basements!
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