Composite quartz countertops, like granite, are some of the most durable and beautiful materials in the solid surfaces industry today. These types of custom stones are man-made, comprised of 93% to 97% natural quartz, which is one of the hardest materials in the earth. Composite quartz surfaces are also known as engineered granite. These products are stain resistant, durable, resilient and color consistent. The general process is natural quartz crystals are ground into an aggregate or fine powder after being mined. This quartz dust is then added to a binder made of resin. This process takes place under intense pressure and heat to form a stable, solid slab. During this phase coloration is added to develop that final product into the color desired. These pigments are solid and are permanent so they won’t fade or change over time.
Here are a few frequent questions answered regarding quartz:
Q: How much do these materials run?
A: The pricing per square foot is roughly the same as you would pay for natural stone. This should run around $65 to $95 per square foot if you include the cost of installation.
Q: What are the design limitations?
A: The limits that are often a challenge with natural stone don’t exist for these products. We can work with virtually all specifications. Feel free to give us a call with any inquiries that you may have.
Q: What is the heat resistance?
A: The manufacturers mostly suggest that the maximum temperature threshold for these man-made materials is up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This does bear in mind that the surface isn’t encountering a dramatic rapid temperature change which can crack it.
10 REASONS why quartz FROM SUNSET GRANITE IS AN OUTSTANDING OPTION for your kitchen or bathroom countertop:
Caesarstone’s surface is versatile and functional with endless design capabilities. Caesarstone is available in a large palette rich in color and texture, including a collection emulating limestone and marble.
2. Unrivaled Service and Availability
We’re only a phone call away and we stock thousands of slabs in our large local warehouses, which make for a quick delivery.
3. Natural Beauty
PentalQuartz and other similar materials such as Caesarstone are 93% natural Quartz in composition.
No sealers are needed for these materials. In addition, they are inherently mold and mildew resistant.
Caesarstone is heat, scratch and stain-resistant.
6. Cost Effective
All the products in these lines are priced comparably with solid slab granite. Each of these comes with at least a 5-year warranty or long and should stay looking excellent for years to come with minimal maintenance.
7. Low Maintenance
Soap and water are the only products that are required for keeping quartz countertops looking superb. Other products such as mild detergents and bleach can be used, but aren’t necessarily required.
8. Name Recognition
Caesarstone has been recognized by the Good Housekeeping Institute and has earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal. With decades of successful use, you can be assured that these products will be useful and durable for years to come.
Caesarstone is committed to protecting our environment. From investing in recycling technologies in their production plants, to embracing environmentally sensitive suppliers. They even carry GREENGUARD, NSF, ISO 14001 and 18001 certifications.
10. Highly Customizable
Quartz can be created to look like natural stone, concrete, have a solid uniform look or incorporate patterns and colors. Virtually any look can be achieved with quartz and it can be matched flawlessly with your kitchen or bathroom décor.