Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on earth. It is twice as hard as granite, making it an ideal choice for kitchen countertops. Quartz surfaces are low-maintenance, high-performing, and make any kitchen look modern and upscale. Here are some reasons why this material is setting the standard for countertops today and tomorrow.
Unlike natural stones that are mined, quartz is created in a production facility. After being ground, the quartz is then mixed with pigments to give it colour and then fused with resin adhesives under intense pressure and heat to form a solid piece. Recycled glass or metallic flecks can also be added to the mixture for a glimmering, eye-catching design. The manufacturing process is more advanced than ever before and can now create swirls, veining, and colour variations that make it indistinguishable in appearance from natural stone. Once the material has cured, it goes through different polishing techniques to create a matte or glossy finish.
Not All Quartz is Made the Same
Just as with any mass-produced product, the quality of quartz countertop slabs varies widely. Even though the added resins make quartz more flexible than natural stone slabs, poorly made quartz countertops can develop chips over time or crack during installation. And, even though quartz surfaces are non-porous, if the bond between the quartz and the resin breaks down, it could become vulnerable to staining. That’s why you should only purchase quartz countertops from trusted manufacturers.
Engineered for Beauty and Strength
Our quartz surfaces combine high-quality polyester resins and pigment to produce a material that is durable, luxurious and low maintenance. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility uses patented technology to craft the perfect fusion of long-term durability and natural beauty. We have various sizes, types, and colours of quartz crystals from all over the world that we use to recreate the tones found in nature meticulously. Using our advanced technology, we can create designs that look just like long vein natural granite or marble. Materials like mirrors, coloured glass, mother-of-pearl, or semi-precious stones such as amethyst or lapis lazuli could also be added to quartz to produce a truly unique look.
All of our quartz surfaces are stain-resistant, non-porous, and never needs sealing or polishing. That makes it easy to clean and maintain using only mild soap and water. Our material is also chip, heat, and scratch-resistant, giving years of use. Quartz is also both eco-friendly and bacteria-resistant, giving you peace of mind.
The Perfect Choice
As a homeowner, naturally, you want countertops that are both durable and beautiful. At Arts Countertops, our quartz surfaces offer both with up to six times the strength of granite. Every piece of a quartz countertop is also backed by a warranty as well. It is the perfect choice for your kitchen countertops. For service in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge areas, call us today!