Quartz is one of the most common minerals on earth, found in sand, granite and in many other types of stone. To make a quartz countertop, quartz crystals are bonded with a special resin which allows them to be molded to the right size and shape for a countertop. The finished product can come in a wide range of colors and looks, from a marble-like countertop, to one with a vibrant pop of color to really make a statement in your kitchen or bathroom. To learn more about our quartz countertop service, and how we can supply and fit a new statement counter or vanity top for your home, get in touch.
What Exactly Is A Quartz Countertop Made Of?
Quartz is a mineral - in fact it is one of the most common minerals found in the earth. It’s one of the minerals that makes up other types of stone, including granite, and is the main mineral constituent in sand, as well as lots of other geographical features. Quartz is very strong - pure quartz forms crystals which are almost colorless, and is almost as strong as diamond. To make a countertop, quartz crystals are taken and bonded with an engineered resin to make a durable and beautiful finish. This gets the best of both the natural mineral, and the tough resin which has been created to provide improved heat resistance and strength.
Why Choose A Quartz Countertop?
Hartford Granite can supply and fit a wide range of quartz countertops for your kitchen or bathroom. Quartz has the advantage of being stain resistant, and never needs sealing - a low maintenance option for a busy household. However, the resin which is used to bond the quartz can be damaged by extremes of heat, so you’ll need to use a heatproof mat if you install a quartz counter in your kitchen and want to put down a hot pan. Quartz countertops are non-porous, which also means that there is no risk of bacteria getting into the stone - this makes them extremely hygienic for kitchens and bathrooms.
What Do I Need To Consider When Choosing A Quartz Countertop?
The quartz countertops provided and installed by Hartford Granite come in a very wide range of colors and finishes, which means you’ll have to make a few decisions about what you want! Quartz countertops come in a good range of finishes from products designed to look like stone and marble, to bright and colorful Silestone quartz countertops which are a more modern and sleek look. Because of the way quartz tops are manufactured, there is little variation in the pattern within a single piece, unlike a product like granite which is full of natural variations. Countertops are made to a standard size and thickness, so we will usually use a 1.25 inch thick top, and cut the counter to size depending on the space you have to fill.
Our Quartz Countertops Service
We are proud to offer a high level of customer service - it’s always our priority to please the customer. That’s why people have told us that Hartford Granite beat the competition hands down when it comes to installing quartz countertops for your kitchen or bathroom here in Hartford, CT. From the moment we first make contact with a new customer, we are happy to answer questions, provide ideas and information, and guide your choices - and of course our fitting service means you can just sit back and enjoy the finished work. Talk to a member of the team using the online option on our website contact page, or just give us a call.