Quartz Kitchen Counters

Quartz Kitchen Counters

I’ve had Cambrian quartz counters now for almost a year and I couldn’t be more pleased. I chose quartz over granite because there is virtually no maintenance, although I’ve seen Lowe’s now carries a granite that doesn’t require sealing. I don’t know anything about that and I wouldn’t purchase granite or Quartz from a retailer. But I can tell you my Quartz still looks besutiful and I only wipe it down with water and sometimes a mild soap. When my cambria counter was installed they sent me a cheese board made out if my counter as a gift. At the time I didn’t realize what it was, I thought it was a cutting board. Over the last 10 months I have done all my prep work on this quart board and have used it as a trivot for hot pots. There is not one scratch or cut mark, nor is it burned or dis colored. Now, I would go as far as treated the actual counter this way, but I do think it goes to show just how durable Quartz is.
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Quartz Kitchen Counters

Quartz is most certainly not cheaper, it starts at like a level 3 granite. there are plenty of level 1 and 2 granite slabs that are available and popular. Quartz is also far less heat resistant, capped at 400 F, while granite has no max temp within the boundaries of house hold cooking temps. also quartz has been known to stain, especially white! the industry is starting to recognize this but there has been no official statement on the matter, but it for sure happens. I know of customers who seal their quartz because past quartz has stained from exposure to wine or dark beverages. you have been warned! this article helpful to an extent but it is very much erronious in many aspects. do some more research.
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Quartz Kitchen Counters

There has been a lot of concern about the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that may be present in either quartz or granite counters. Quartz countertops are comprised of approximately 90% quartz and 10% epoxy binder (resin) and acrylic. This means that most quartz tops have more VOCs than countertops made of granite. On the other hand, some granite slabs contain radon in very low levels. For the most part though, both of those countertops are considered safe for indoor use.
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Quartz Kitchen Counters

We’ve had granite and quartz. Most recently we’ve installed quartz. We love the color and look in general, but have just noticed two chips, one on a corner and one by the sink. This has been very disappointing, since we never had this issue with our granite counters, and our quartz counters were just recently installed. Do you have any pointers on chip repair?
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Quartz Kitchen Counters

Since a lot of the higher-level surface area in your kitchen is a countertop, you’ll want to make sure it’s one you’re proud of and like to look at. Select the right countertop for your kitchen and kitchen island with our Kitchen Countertop Buying Guide. It’ll help you compare the differences among laminate countertops and other surface styles like solid surface, granite and quartz. Looking for a strong, durable kitchen countertop? Shop our selection of concrete countertops, corian countertops, soapstone countertops, tile countertops, marble countertops, black granite countertops, copper countertops and stainless steel countertops. Like the wooden look? Browse our butcher-block countertops. We also have recycled glass countertops and glass countertops to give your kitchen a unique look. Want to go with the classic quartz? But countertops aren’t only for the kitchen. You can also find the perfect bathroom countertop at Lowe’s. We have kitchen sinks, kitchen faucets, kitchen cabinets, trash compactors and garbage disposals for you to choose from to accompany your countertops. Imagine, an apron sink with a stylish KOHLER faucet paired with your sleek countertops. Finally, you have the kitchen you’ve always wanted. Install a kitchen backsplash and wainscoting, and get inspiration to help further spruce up your surface space.
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Quartz Kitchen Counters

Lowe’s Is Your One-Stop Shop for Countertops Since a lot of the higher-level surface area in your kitchen is a countertop, you’ll want to make sure it’s one you’re proud of and like to look at. Select the right countertop for your kitchen and kitchen island with our Kitchen Countertop Buying Guide. It’ll help you compare the differences among laminate countertops and other surface styles like solid surface, granite and quartz. Looking for a strong, durable kitchen countertop? Shop our selection of concrete countertops, corian countertops, soapstone countertops, tile countertops, marble countertops, black granite countertops, copper countertops and stainless steel countertops. Like the wooden look? Browse our butcher-block countertops. We also have recycled glass countertops and glass countertops to give your kitchen a unique look. Want to go with the classic quartz? But countertops aren’t only for the kitchen. You can also find the perfect bathroom countertop at Lowe’s. We have kitchen sinks, kitchen faucets, kitchen cabinets, trash compactors and garbage disposals for you to choose from to accompany your countertops. Imagine, an apron sink with a stylish KOHLER faucet paired with your sleek countertops. Finally, you have the kitchen you’ve always wanted. Install a kitchen backsplash and wainscoting, and get inspiration to help further spruce up your surface space.
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Quartz Kitchen Counters

We had quartz countertops installed in our home just over a year ago. We purchased the quartz from a yard, and had them installed by a fabricator. The counters are cracking, both our outside kitchen and our inside kitchen. I am so distraught at the amount of money that was spent and now we are at risk of having to redo our entire counters because no one will accept blame for the cracks…..
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Quartz Kitchen Counters

Caesarstone is a manufacturer of quality quartz surfaces for a range of applications such as kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities and counters, and custom solutions for home and commercial interiors. Available worldwide, Caesarstone is the professional choice for interior design ideas and beautiful, durable quartz surfaces.
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Buyer beware! Quartz is NOT indestructible! We have a beautiful quartz countertop, and an undermount sink. After only a few years of normal kitchen use, there are a number of small gouges along the edge of the counter, along the edge of the sink. This edge has a straight profile; the remainder of the edges are bevelled, and have no damage. The gouges can not be repaired. Do your research! Countertop edges around an undermount sink are vulnerable, no matter how careful you are. We will have to replace the entire counter, which is a huge expense. Based on our experience, we would not choose a caesarstone counter again, or recommend it. (We also have cambria counters, as well as granite, and have no issues with those)
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Mary said she was considering quartzite. Quartz and quartzite are two different materials. Quartz is a manufactured or engineered product and does not need to be sealed and does not stain or etch (some report white or very light colored quartz will stain but others say it does not). Quartzite, like granite, is a natural product and can be very beautiful. While granite is formed by volcanic action and is very strong, quartzite is pressure formed and can be brittle. So is treated by the supplier with resin to make it stronger. However, the resin can easily etch on some colors and shows as a cloud. Mary probably knows by now whether her counter has etched or not. Her supplier knows that is a problem with quartzite and should have told her up front. I am not an expert or in the trade but only repeating what I have found by research that appears to be correct information.
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Made from one of the hardest minerals on earth, quartz countertops are arguably the most durable option for kitchens. They’re also some of the most eye-catching. They come in a wide variety of colors, including fire-engine red and apple green, as well as earthy browns, blacks, and creams, with sparkles and veining for the look of granite or marble. But unlike natural-stone slabs, which are mined, these slabs are engineered in a factory. Their primary ingredient is ground quartz (about 94 percent), combined with polyester resins to bind it and pigments to give it color. For some designs, small amounts of recycled glass or metallic flecks are added to the mix. The resins also help make these counters stain and scratch resistant—and nonporous, so they never need to be sealed. Compare that with granite, the reigning king of high-end countertops, which typically requires a new protective top coat at least once a year.
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If you spend some time browsing through the internet you’ll find a range of different reviews about quartz vs granite. While one homeowner will tell you that you absolutely, positively must get a quartz countertop, another reviewer will insist upon buying granite counters. When you do spend some time reading through these reviews, however, you will notice one point that stands out.
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Presently planning to replace our kitchen countertops and are considering both options, i.e., quartz or granite. Your review and comparison of the two is very helpful as are the “real life” follow-up comments. Cost notwithstanding, I tend to agree that it’s a matter of personal preference. I have seen some striking granite I feel would work well in our home, but now believe I should give quartz a further look.