Custom Quartz Countertops in London Ontario
How are Quartz Countertops Manufactured?
Quartz is one of the most durable materials on earth – only diamonds, topaz and sapphires are harder – which is what makes it a great choice for your next countertop. Quartz slabs are made primarily of ground quartz that is combined with polyester resins to bind it together along with pigment to give it colour. Some quartz countertops often have small amounts of recycled glass or metallic flakes in it, which gives it that eye-catching sparkle you may have noticed.
Quartz Countertops by Regent Granite
Regent Granite & Marble has the quartz countertops you need to give your home a high-quality and luxurious finish. We offer our customers a wide selection of quartz countertops that can be precisely fitted into your kitchen, bathroom or other area of your home.
Regent Granite’s Quartz Countertop Brands:
- LG Viatera
- Corian Quartz
- Quora Stone
- CQS By Mondial
Quartz Countertops vs Granite Countertops: Is one better than the other?
The major difference between quartz and granite is that quartz is engineered in a factory. This makes quartz a cost-effective option that gives a more uniform colour and pattern throughout. Granite slabs are natural, therefore there are a limited number of colours that can be mined. Quartz is more durable than granite because it is not as porous of a material. This quality also helps keep your countertops bacteria-free Because quartz contains resin to help bind the slab together, it is more stain resistant without needing to be resealed, unlike granite countertops which usually need to be resealed annually.
Frequently Asked Questions of Quartz Countertops
Quartz is a highly durable material which makes it the perfect choice in high-traffic areas of the home, like in kitchens or bathrooms. Homeowners, however, often have a number of questions when it comes to investing and installing quartz countertops. Here are some commonly asked questions about quartz countertops:
Can quartz countertops resist heat?
Yes, quartz is resistant to heat – meaning you can safely use quartz countertops in your kitchen. However, if temperatures become too high, they may cause some slight damage to your countertop.
Do quartz countertops need to be sealed?
Quartz countertops are considered a very durable solution for kitchen and bathroom countertops, with the added benefit of flexibility and being less susceptible to cracks or chips over other materials. Quartz is a non-porous stone, which means you are not required to seal quartz countertops.
Are quartz countertops durable?
Quartz countertops are very durable, making it a great solution when it comes to kitchen and bathroom countertops. Quartz is a virtually non-porous stone, that is considered highly resistant to cracks and chips.
Is quartz stain-resistant?
Quartz countertops are extremely resistant to stains thanks to their significantly lower water absorption rate compared to other countertop materials. Quartz is made of roughly 10% artificial pigments or resins, which may react to some substances causing stains such as permanent marker or alkaline chemicals.
Is quartz more scratch-resistant than granite?
Due to the way that quartz is engineered, it is considered a very hard material, making it much more scratch-resistant than granite.
Which is more expensive granite or quartz?
Quartz is typically more expensive than granite, however, due to its extensive benefits, long-lasting properties and the value in which quartz countertops may bring to a home, it is considered the more ideal choice over granite.
What finishes are quartz countertops available in?
Quartz countertops can be available in different finishes – polished, sandblasted, honed or embossed
Are quartz countertops environmentally friendly?
Quartz countertops are eco-friendly because they last a lifetime, which means that your kitchen counters will never see the inside of a landfill
How do you clean quartz countertops?
Quartz countertops are easy to clean with soapy water. Surface stains can be cleaned with gentle cleansing scrubs. We recommend avoiding scrubbing and scouring pads which can dull the surface of your quartz counter.
Are quartz countertops anti-microbial?
Quartz is antimicrobial thanks to its resin binders. Since the countertop is non-porous, bacteria, mould and mildew won’t be able to penetrate the surface.
Do quartz countertops have seams?
Quartz countertops can have seams. Seam requirement/placement is dependent on various variables such as entry way into the home, clear access to the kitchen area, weight of the material and the safety of the installers. Often, quartz countertops can be produced without a seam.
What colours do quartz countertops come in?
Quartz can be produced in any colour and can include small pieces of recycled glass and metallic flakes to give it a luxurious finish.
Cleaning Quartz Countertops
Quartz countertops and surfaces are very low-maintenance and cleaning is simple. Here are our tips and instructions on how to clean quartz countertops.
Please contact Regent Granite & Marble for more information about our quartz kitchen and bathroom countertops and to see which countertop surface is right for you.
Quartz can completely transform any room in your home. Call Regent Granite & Marble today to get a free quote for the quartz countertops you’ve always wanted!