Quartz countertops have become increasing popular in our Fairfax, VA, community and across America. Our team is ready to help you learn about this countertop option, manage the kitchen design and stone selection, and install your choice of countertop. Erva Stone & Design often recommends customers choose quartz because it has the look of solid stone, while still allowing homeowners more customization and precision of the colors and style. While granite offers many options in terms of appearance, you may have to search for the right piece that matches your color scheme. With quartz, the selection process is much easier.
Let’s break down some of the top reasons quartz is becoming such a popular choice for countertops across America.
Quartz is just as hard, if not harder and tougher, than granite in many ways. Quartz countertops are manufactured, not naturally quarried, and are made up of about 95% ground natural quartz and 5% polymer resins. This means that quartz is nearly indestructible, although not as heat resistant as granite. Your quartz countertop will stand up to juice, oil, wine, tomato, coffee, cosmetics, and other kitchen and bathroom stains.
Unlike a porous granite stone, which has to be sealed to prevent stains from seeping in, quartz’s solid and nonporous surface means there’s never a need to have your countertops resealed. Quartz requires less fabrication work and can save you money, and cleaning and maintenance is perpetually quick and easy. You’ll be able to enjoy your quartz countertops for years without worrying about fixing chips, scratches, or cracks.
In terms of aesthetics, quartz is extremely flexible, with color and style options galore.
The fact that this stone is engineered allows a much wider range of colors, color-matching, and consistency than you’ll get from searching for natural stones. Unlike cheaper laminate, quartz has a deep, three-dimensional luminosity very similar to natural solid stone materials.While it’s normal and expected for granite and other stone slabs to have imperfections, engineered quartz will have a smooth, even finish that works especially well in modern kitchen and bathroom styles.When you work with Erva Stone & Design in Fairfax, our install team can easily handle quartz countertops relative to granite with a lower risk of unnecessary waste when cutting an unusually shaped countertop.
Every family and every home is different, so one countertop option isn’t right for everyone. We welcome questions by phone, as well as inquiries from visitors who are just planning or already deep in the middle of their kitchen and bathroom design. Our professional design team can help you visualize your entire kitchen, as well as recommend the right practical materials that fit your lifestyle and budget. Contact Erva Stone & Design to speak to a design consultant today.
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