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Quartz countertops are a great choice for any application in the home due to their low-maintenance, long-lasting appeal and many design possibilities. Both PentalQuartz® and MetroQuartz® are leading quartz brands, providing quality choice and variety to customers nationwide. From kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities to bar tops and tub surrounds, quartz is a reliable option that will continue to impress.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Quartz

Quartz countertops are engineered stone surfaces created by mixing natural quartz crystals, resins, and a binder. The ingredients are combined and poured into a mold, then compressed and baked at very high temperatures. We have a helpful video (link to quartz video) that explains more about how quartz is made, colors, and best uses.

Quartz countertops offer a range of benefits, including durability, stain resistance, and a wide variety of colors and patterns. The engineered nature of quartz allows for consistent patterns and colors that may be more unusual in natural stone.

Whether quartz countertops are worth the money depends on your personal preferences, budget, and specific needs. Here are some factors to consider:

  • 1.- Durability: Quartz countertops are known for their durability. They are highly resistant to scratches, stains, and heat. If you want a countertop material that can withstand the demands of a busy kitchen or bathroom, quartz can be a good investment.
  • 2.- Low Maintenance: Quartz countertops are relatively low maintenance compared to some natural stone options. They do not require sealing and are non-porous, which means they are resistant to staining. Regular cleaning with mild soap and water is typically sufficient to keep them looking great.
  • 3.- Aesthetics: Quartz countertops are available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and finishes. Since they are engineered, the patterns and colors are more consistent than those found in natural stone. If you have a specific design or color scheme in mind and want a uniform look, quartz can offer more options and control over the appearance of your countertops.

Ultimately, the value of quartz countertops is subjective and dependent on your specific circumstances. It’s important to consider your priorities, lifestyle, and long-term plans for your space. If you prioritize durability, low maintenance, and a wide range of design options, quartz countertops may be worth the investment.

It depends on the specific quartz and/or granite chosen. Both quartz and granite are available at a range of price points depending on the color or design. It is essential to evaluate the material cost based on the project specifications. Your stone fabricator can help you with pricing.

It is not recommended to put hot pots or dishes directly on a quartz surface. Quartz surfacing is resistant to high levels of heat, however trivets or potholders should be used so as to avoid discoloration of the resin materials that bind the quartz product.