What are quartz countertops, and why are they a popular choice?
Quartz countertops are engineered stone surfaces composed of approximately 90-95% natural quartz crystals combined with resins, polymers, and pigments. It does not require you to seal it, they offer exceptional durability, a wide range of colors and patterns, and are virtually maintenance-free, making them a popular choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and various custom applications.
How do quartz countertops compare to natural stone surfaces?
Quartz countertops offer the look of natural stone but are man-made and non-porous, meaning they don’t require sealing and are harder to stain and are resistant to bacteria, and moisture. Additionally, quartz surfaces are more consistent in color and pattern, allowing for greater design versatility however do not offer the uniqueness and random varied patterns that natural stone, such as granite and marble, does.
Can quartz countertops be used for custom applications beyond countertops?
Absolutely! In addition to countertop installation and repair, we specialize in crafting custom applications such as fireplace surrounds, custom tables, covered outdoor BBQ areas, and more. Our skilled artisans can transform quartz into unique pieces that enhance your living spaces.
How do I care for and clean quartz countertops?
Maintaining quartz countertops is simple. Wipe up spills promptly with a mild soap and water solution or a pH-balanced cleaner. Avoid harsh chemicals and cleaners that contain bleach, abrasive pads, and excessive heat. Quartz countertops are not 100% stain resistant but can resist most common kitchen spills. Regular cleaning will keep your quartz countertops looking pristine for years to come.
Can quartz countertops be repaired if they get damaged?
Yes, most minor damages to quartz countertops can be repaired. Our countertop repair experts have the skills and tools to fix small chips, scratches, and surface imperfections. For larger issues, consult our professionals for an assessment.
How are quartz countertops installed?
Our experienced installation team follows a precise process to install your quartz countertops. This involves precise measurements, cutting the quartz slabs to fit your space, and securing them to your cabinets. Our goal is to ensure a seamless, beautiful result that meets your specifications.
Are quartz countertops heat-resistant?
While quartz countertops are more heat-resistant than natural stone surfaces, it’s still advisable to use trivets or hot pads to protect the surface from extreme heat. Sudden temperature changes can potentially damage the resin in the quartz.
Can I place hot pots and pans directly on quartz countertops?
It’s best to use caution and avoid placing extremely hot items directly on quartz surfaces. While they are heat-resistant, prolonged exposure to high temperatures can potentially cause damage. Using trivets or hot pads is recommended. Even though quartz is very durable, any material can be damaged if it is not properly cared for.
How do I choose the right color and pattern for my quartz countertops?
Our design experts are here to assist you in selecting the perfect color and pattern for your space. Consider your existing décor, lighting, and personal preferences. We offer a wide range of options to ensure your quartz countertops complement your style.
How do I request a quote or consultation?
Contact us through our website or give us a call to request a quote or schedule a consultation. We’ll be happy to discuss your countertop installation, repair, or custom application needs and provide you with a detailed estimate.
We hope this FAQ has provided you with valuable insights into quartz countertops and our services. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for all your countertop needs.