Quartz countertops are made from engineered material made from natural ground quartz and polymer resins. This manufacturing process creates an ultra-durable countertop that is as close to indestructible as you can get. Engineered quartz countertops resist corrosion and stains from household cleaning solutions, liquids, and oils. However, high heat can still damage quartz, and it can become discolored when exposed to direct sunlight for too long. The product can be used in areas like shower enclosures, backsplashes, and walls without visible seams (depending on color and design). It is highly recommended that you get your quartz countertops fabricated and installed by a certified shop. The low maintenance the product offers is a big plus it is not as porous and is made with resin mixed with ground quartz, engineered quartz countertops do not need to be sealed. Still, quartz does benefit from routine cleaning with a stone-safe cleaning product and a non-abrasive. We also offer CesarStone, Silestone, Cambria, VicoStone, Color Quartz, Wilsonart, and other brands.
- Quartz countertops are colored with pigments, it can come in almost any color you can imagine, from a natural marble look to bright greens, blues and reds, although whites with light grey or beige highlights are more common.
- Quartz countertops slabs have a manufactured, consistent look throughout which helps reduce the noticeability of seams..
- Quartz countertops require no maintenance, although there are varying opinions regarding its care.
- Quartz countertops can cost more and generally the slabs run smaller then the average natural stone slabs, creating the need for additional material.
- Heavy weight of Quartz forces the consumer to leave the installment process to professionals.
- Quartz even though marketing would say otherwise can chip, have pits, and possibly stain. We found that the whiter the product and depending on the origin of where it comes from could be porous or have reaction to some chemicals even in drinking water.