Quartz for Mississauga Countertops
countertop slabs are made of more than 90 per cent crushed natural quartz stone
along with a small percentage of resin, binding agents, and sometimes pigment.
The resulting engineered stone surface is very hard, durable, and attractive.
It's also highly affordable. Because of all of these advantages, engineered
quartz countertops have become popular with many Mississauga homeowners and
commercial enterprises. Hotels, for example, often install quartz countertops
in every bathroom. Because the majority of engineered quartz resembles granite,
most people who see it assume that it is granite. However, quartz has a number
of advantages over natural stone.
available in various colours and patterns. Most quartz is subtly patterned and
more uniform in colour than granite, giving countertops a smooth, sleek
appearance. However, some quartz is manufactured to imitate the natural stone,
even to the point of adding irregularities and "flaws” — and this product is
almost indistinguishable from stone slab. Although most quartz resembles
granite, it can also be made to look like marble, or other types of stone slab.
Neutral colours are the most popular, but engineered quartz is also available
in vivid and unusual colours.
Practical Advantages and Disadvantages
is more resistant to staining than any other type of stone surface. Even spills
of acidic food or drink like wine, tomato sauce, orange juice, or alcohol can
usually be wiped off with a damp cloth. (These types of spills sometimes cause
"etching” or permanent marks on natural stone.)
retains the heat resistance of natural stone, able to withstand temperatures of
up to 300ºF.
density and hardness of quartz is resistant to scratches, dents, chips, and
nicks. Quartz countertops are extremely hard. In fact, quartz is the third
hardest substance in the world, after diamond, topaz, and corundum. There's no
need for a cutting board, as you can cut right on the counter!
countertops are available in a range of colours and patterns, and in either
polished or matte finish. The polished finish will dull only slightly over
time. Unlike granite or marble, quartz countertops do not need to be sealed or
"plus” for quartz is that it's eco-friendly. Quartz is one of the most abundant
stones in the world. These countertops count toward LEED® certification.
quartz countertops come with a good warranty. Some even boast a lifetime
- Quartz, however, is heavier
than natural stone, making installation more difficult. As well, the seams in
quartz may "show” more clearly than those in stone slab.
shopping for countertops in
, there are a
lot of options open to you. Even some franchise hardware stores now market
engineered stone countertops. However, it's always best to work with a company
that offers comprehensive service, from selecting the stone to expert
installation. Better stone suppliers have state of the art fabrication
equipment, which makes the process faster, more efficient, and incredibly
precise. The use of CNC technology for design and cutting makes more complex
and intricate projects possible.
Visit a stone showroom
today and bring the natural stone beauty of engineered quartz to your kitchen!