Quartz Countertops - Hollywood Florida
Quartz countertops are another option for a material that is strong, durable and absolutely beautiful. The difference between quartz and granite is that quartz isn’t entirely natural where as granite is a natural stone forged by nature through years of heat and pressure. It also doesn’t have as many natural grains, veins or flecks as granite or marble.
Quartz countertops are made by 93 percent crushed quartz and 7 percent resin with some dyes for coloration and patterns. Those percentages may differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they remain more or less within the stated ballpark. The added dyes are essential to ensure the quartz countertop isn’t dull and ugly, for lack of a better word.
Quartz countertop maintenance is even easier than the occasional sealer application needed on some granite surfaces- quartz requires very little upkeep and no sealer. Quartz kitchen countertops are considered solid surface countertops because they're a beautiful, non-porous surface. This lack of pores is the reason why the upkeep is so easy and no sealer is required.
Several popular brands exists for quartz countertop fabricators such as Avanza, Caeserstone, Cambira and Silestone. These are some of the best manufacturers; the difference between them is usually color and patterns created in these slabs. Again, since this material is considered "engineered stone" (because it's man-made) the performance of the material will be uniform regardless of the brand, color or pattern you select.
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