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Quartz for Mississauga Countertops

 
Quartz 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.
 
Quartz is 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

 
Advantages
  • Quartz 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.)
  • Quartz retains the heat resistance of natural stone, able to withstand temperatures of up to 300ºF.
  • The 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!
  • Quartz 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 resealed.
  • Another "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.
  • Most quartz countertops come with a good warranty. Some even boast a lifetime warranty.
Disadvantages
  • 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.

Suppliers

 
If you're shopping for countertops in Mississauga, 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!
 

Contact Info

 
791 South Service Road
Stoney Creek, ON, L8E 5Z2
 
Tel: 905 – 643 – 9982
Fax: 905 – 643 – 9776
E-mail: info@stonehavengranite.com
 

Hours

 
Monday – Wednesday: 9 – 5
Thursday & Friday: 9 – 6
Saturday: 9 – 4
Sunday: Closed

Type of Stone

 
Granite
Marble
Onyx
Travertine
Stonex Granite & Quartz Inc.        |        226-289-2975        |        info@stonehavengranite.com        |        stonex.ca
980 Juliana Drive,   Woodstock,   Ontario,   N4V 1B9,   Canada