A No Maintenance Revolution
Quartz is very similar to granite in durability, but requires absolutely zero maintenance beyond typical cleaning! It is produced using crushed natural quartz, one of the hardest and most abundant minerals on Earth. Quartz slabs contain 90-93% natural quartz, with the balance being made up of pigments and high quality polymer resins. The results are remarkably strong, non-porous, stain and scratch resistant slabs. When using Quartz on a countertop overhang for seating, we can extend out up to 14” without any additional supports such as corbels or steel (with natural stone that distance is only 6-8”). Most Quartz is also NSF, Greenguard and LEED-certified, assuring homeowners of environmental safety.
There is an ever increasing spectrum of dynamic colors and patterns available in Quartz, and we work with several leading manufacturers. There are options which mimic the look of natural stone – particularly marble, without the maintenance! – but also solid, consistent colors, including various shades of solid white. There are hundreds to choose from, and our showroom displays offer something for everyone. Many manufacturers offer select colors in matte finishes, referred to as Honed, Suede or Concrete depending on the manufacturer. These finishes may require more maintenance than a polished surface.
Quartz simplifies daily life because it requires no maintenance, but it also greatly simplifies the selection process. Since Quartz is manufactured, it is extremely consistent. Unlike natural stone, you can count on the sample color matching the slab. When you visit our showroom, we will work with you to select the right Quartz based on our extensive selection of samples, and we will ensure that you are able to view an entire slab in order to get a better idea of the veining and patterns contained in the slabs.