To choose the perfect countertop for your kitchen or bathroom, you need to know the facts. Granite Kings wants you to know the benefits of each type of countertop from granite to quartz to marble. Quartz is a close second to granite in the designing world. While a manmade product, quartz still holds the elegance and lustre that other synthetic solid surface materials do not. Quartz naturally comes in smaller pieces than granite, so to create the beautiful quartz slabs used in homes and businesses, quartz countertops are bound together using resin.
Due to its manmade construction, quartz countertops are extremely strong and flexible, allowing for easy cleaning and installation that some solid-surface materials do not.
And remember: Whether you choose stunning quartz countertops in Oakville or a durable granite countertop or island, you not only give your kitchen timeless performance and beauty, the improvements will also add to the overall value of your property.
Uses for Quartz
Quartz is a close runner up to granite for use in kitchens and bathrooms and is also used for commercial purposes, floors, walls and tile-sized projects.
Very similar in size to granite, quartz slabs are 52” to 56” high by 118” to 120” long by approximately 2 to 3cm thick. More flexible and adjustable, your granite slab countertops can be variations of these sizes to meet your needs.
How Quartz Is Made
A manmade substance, quartz countertops are made from 90-95% quartz and 5-10% resins and binders. This combination creates an amazingly durable countertop without pores or cracks. Quartz is non-porous which means it will never need sealing. These countertops are stain-resistant and require little to no maintenance. However, quartz counters are not as heat resistant as granite countertops, so you should not set a hot pan down without something under it.
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Care and Maintenance
Quartz countertops are non-porous and do not need to be sealed, so you never have to worry about resealing and the costs associated to that process. Quartz countertops can be cleaned simply with a damp towel or light cleaner such as a vinegar/water solution or non-bleach and non-abrasive household cleaners. After removing a spill, wipe your counter down with clean water and dry it with a paper towel or white cloth.
If you have any more questions about our quartz countertops from our Oakville store, please give us a call and we can discuss your kitchen or bathroom counter project with our free estimates and consultations.
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