When you’re searching for the ideal Quartz Countertops to install into your kitchen or bathroom, what likely comes to mind is stone. However, choosing the stone that’s right for you is another story. For example, you’ll find some homeowners opting for natural stones like granite and marble.
However, you’ll find that engineered stones, such as quartz, granite, and marble are also a great pick. And what’s great about shopping for quartz through Empire Granite is that you get to see thousands of slabs in person.
This way, you can easily find the slab you want to install into your home. If you’re ready to begin your search, then don’t hesitate to reach out to us for your free quote!
What’s Engineered Quartz?
Unlike natural stones like granite and marble, quartz is engineered countertop material. However, this doesn’t turn homeowners away from the material. In fact, many like the combination of natural products and artificial.
Quartz countertop slabs are all man-made using a mixture of quartz, resin, and pigments. The pigment is what makes quartz extra unique, especially since it comes in a wide array of color options.
You won’t find the same color palette available with the natural stone countertops. Also, the durability of engineered quartz makes it a hot pick for the kitchen and bathrooms.
Its toughness comes from its manufactured mix of 90% quartz and resin. The resin acts like a sealant, which makes it so that you don’t have to apply or reapply resin ever.
Installing Quartz in Your Home
So you know you like engineered quartz, but you’re unsure of where to put it. Thankfully, its design makes it suitable for all sorts of applications including countertops in the kitchen, bathroom, or even the basement.
The design of engineered quartz makes it highly sought-after. Those looking for a uniform appearance will enjoy their quartz installation.
It’s important to note that engineered quartz shouldn’t be installed outdoors as the elements can damage the surface. Yet, in a kitchen setting, engineered quartz is capable of withstanding 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Maintenance for Quartz Countertops
The engineered state and durability of quartz makes it quite easy to maintain, unlike with natural stones and wooden countertops. This is in part due to the fact that quartz doesn’t require any sealing.
In order to maintain your quartz countertops, don’t chop directly on the quartz surface as sharp knives may still scratch it.
What’s also great about engineered quartz is that it is antimicrobial. This means you don’t have to worry about bacteria growing and festering on the surface. Just wipe it down with a damp cloth, warm water, and mild detergent and you’re good to go.
Hiring a Quartz Countertop Contractor
When it comes time to hire a company to install your quartz countertops, why not go with Empire Granite? We not only install your counters, but we sell and fabricate them as well.
This makes it easier for you to get everything from one place. We’re a one-stop-shop, which is why our customers choose us over other stone countertop companies.
We have a local showroom you can visit to find exactly what you’re looking for, and receive expert help. Contact us today to get help with the design and layout for your new quartz countertops. We’ll be happy to make your vision a reality!
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