Engineered quartz countertops have been slowly gaining popularity since first introduced in the 1990’s, to recently becoming the surface of choice not just for trendy designer, but for the average homeowner as well. While natural granite is still the #1 countertop choice for Michigan kitchen remodeling, engineered quartz countertops come in a close second.
Granite’s rise to fame as a countertop option for the past 20 years was due to its hard to match natural beauty and classic elegance. However, engineered quarts countertops combine the beauty of natural stone, with a more flawless, uniform and polished look and increased durability, to make them an elegant, modern and functional countertop choice for today’s kitchen and bath.
Engineered quartz countertops are 93% quartz – an abundant, natural gemstone. The quartz stone is pulverized and combined with resin polymers and pigments, to manufacture countertop slabs that are flawless in appearance and color consistent for large areas, a quality many consumers and designers find appealing.
» Quartz Countertops – an extensive color palette, to make your design ideas, however daring, possible…
The color of natural quartz varies from transparent or translucent particulates to pale yellow and brown, rose, purple, milky or smoky. Quartz countertops are available in the natural colors and patterns similar to granite, plus many others to pick from. When molding the quartz countertops, pigments can be added, thus making possible the manufacturing of countertops in many colors just not possible in a natural stone, like pure white, intense black, candy red, pumpkin orange, or apple green.
» Quartz Countertops – for a polished, modern, elegant look
Molded in standard sizes, quartz countertops allow for large installations with fewer and less visible seams – a desirable option for any countertop, but especially so for the modern, sleek kitchen.
A controlled manufacturing process results in quartz countertops that are always color-consistent. Regardless of the number of slabs you need, when you choose manufactured quartz, there’s no need to worry about them not matching, as it would be the case with a natural granite countertop.
» Quartz Countertops – a durable, zero maintenance countertop option
When it comes to durability, quartz countertops are hard to match. Engineered quartz has a very hard surface, hard to scratch or chip, and resistant to heat. Also, unlike granite or other natural stone, engineered quartz is a non-porous surface, and is thus resistant to staining and bacteria or mold growth – highly desirable qualities for a kitchen or bath counter. Quartz countertops do not need to be sealed and are virtually maintenance free, a plus for families with busy homes.
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