Quartz Countertops of Today
Quartz is an engineered stone that is made of a combination of different materials. Some of the materials that are used are marble, and other natural stones or industrial waste that has been recycled, such as ceramic, silica, glass, and mirrors. Quartz countertops offer a variety of benefits. It is heat resistant which makes it good for kitchens and heavy use for cooking. The surface is hard and non-porous so liquids will not be absorbed. This type of countertop is good for everyday use as it will not harbor bacteria. It is made where it does not scratch deeply. Scratches can be buffed out with a sponge. This makes this type of countertop more sustainable and durable.
Quartz countertops are fairly uniform in the way that they look because it does not have veining which makes it look more sophisticated. Quartz has a natural luster and will not need to be resealed due to the compound that is used to combine the materials it is made up of.
There are many different manufacturers of quartz countertops and each one has their own looks that they make. The newest quartzite countertop is called the blue sky. It is sky blue with white spots that appear as a cloud in the sky. The companies that manufacture quartz for countertops are Cambria, Ceasarstone, Compac, Dakota, MSI, and Silestone. Some of these manufacturers have in house colors too.
You have chosen the quartz for the countertop that you want now you will need to choose the edge that you want on the countertop. There are several different styles of edges that are popular. Let’s start with the most popular, which is the Eased edge that features a soft square with slightly smoothed edges for safety. Then there is the Ogee edge whose main feature …Continue reading