Which colors and patterns does quartz come in?
One of the characteristics that homeowners fall in love with is the fact that quartz engineered stone countertops come in a variety of colors, patterns and textures. The range available to you depends on the brand you choose. Because this is an engineered product, there is more uniformity than can be offered by a natural stone product. The patterns come in veined or solid designs. In addition to natural shades, quartz also comes in a variety of colors such as white, red, black and orange.
What is the environmental impact of quartz countertops?
Quartz is an abundant material and is engineered to stand the test of time. It’s the ideal choice for homeowners concerned about their environmental impact as it does not need to be replaced frequently.
Where can I use engineered quartz?
Even though quartz is usually used as a countertop for your kitchen, there are other parts of your house where you can utilize it including backsplashes, tub/shower surrounds, fireplace surrounds, wall cladding and more.
It’s important to note that quartz is a very heavy material and that only UV stable quartz (such as in our Outdoor Collection) can be used outdoors.
Are quartz countertops heat resistant?
As part of the process of making quartz, the material is exposed to a significant amount of heat though it is not heat proof. We recommend avoiding any exposure to heat to ensure the durability of your quartz. The routine use of burn pads or trivets is recommended to avoid burn marks.
Is there a difference between quartz and quartzite?
Quartz is an engineered stone. Though 90% of the material in quartz comes from the ground, it is not a natural stone. Quartzite is a natural stone while quartz is man-made.
How can I clean my quartz countertop?
Quartz is nonporous, which means bacteria won’t accumulate on the surface. Plus, quartz countertops are also stain- and scratch-resistant. Clean-up is quick and easy through wiping with water and mild soap every day to maintain its new appearance.
What do the engineered quartz countertops cost?
Quartz is a more affordable alternative to natural stone. Depending on the brand, a quartz countertop can cost between $60 to $100 and beyond per square foot. Ultimately, the price will depend on a series of factors such as the design, color and delivery location.