Quartz countertops have gained popularity within the last several years.
Quartz countertops have been popular in Europe for the past decade and gaining popularity in the US market within the last several years. Quartz countertops are boasting by the best qualities of stone and other polymers and resins creating its own unique and special features.
What is engineered stone?
The main difference — if a stone is taken out from the earth and sliced into slabs, that’s considered to be a natural stone. But if the content was taken from the earth, had to be crushed into pieces, and then mixed with other polymers and resins, then it is a man-made product or engineered stone.
Quartz is an engineered stone. From an aesthetic point of view, it gives a nice, clean look. Quartz manufacturers provide a very wide variety of colors and different finishes. It can be glossy or leather-like finish. It is a very suitable countertop for contemporary homes. A lot of people seem to gravitate towards the uniform patterns and solid colors. Nowadays, there is a wide range of stylish colors and the slabs sizes has been larger.
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It is a very durable stone, pleasing to the eye, has a nice clean look, and can match many different styles.
Quartz is just as strong as granite. It is also pre-sealed and non-porous, so it is almost maintenance-free, and there is no need to seal or reseal it. All it needs is wiping down all the grease or dirt from it. Due to its uniformed look, it is possible to create almost seamless look to the overall installation job.
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