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Β Quartz Kitchen Countertops

What Is Quartz?

Quartz is one of the hardest and most common minerals on Earth. Because of its strength and abundance, quartz is a popular and reliable choice for countertops. Quartz countertops are sometimes referred to as β€œengineered” or β€œman-made,” but quartz is in fact a natural stone. The amount of natural quartz in a slab depends on the quartz manufacturer. Cambria is among the highest concentration of pure quartz to ensure strong, compact slabs.

Quartz Pros & Cons

With quartz countertops, the pros outweigh the cons.

  • One of the main benefits of quartz countertops is that they are extremely durable.
  • Quartz countertops never have to be sealed, unlike granite, marble, and other surfaces that require regular maintenance.
  • Quartz countertops are also nonabsorbent, so they resist staining and don’t harbor harmful bacteria.
  • Homeowners and designers also turn to quartz for its versatile and beautiful designs, colors, and patterns.
  • Quartz countertops are scratch resistant, but due to their hardness they may dull a knife that is used directly on the surface.
  • Like all natural stone countertops, quartz can be damaged by sudden changes in temperature. Pot holders and trivets should be used to protect a quartz countertop from anything hot.
  • Though quartz countertops are not approved for outdoor use, quartz may be used in outdoor kitchens with full overhead coverage from the elements.
Aragon

Bellingham

Berkeley

Berwyn

Bradshaw

Brecon Brown

Brittanicca

Buckingham

Burton Brown

Cambrian Gold

Cardiff Cream

Castell

Castlemartin

Clyde

Coswell Cream

Cuddington

Darlington

Dover

Doverdale

Dunmore

Ella

Fairbourne

Ferndale

Galloway

Greystone

Hyde Park

Kirkstead

Lancaster

Lincolnshire

Linwood

Minera

Montgomery

Nevern

New Castle

New Quay

New Haven

Newport

Praa Sands

Perston

Ramsey

Sanford

Sea Grove

Snowdon White

Stafford Brown

Summerhill

Sutton

Templeton

Tenby Cream

Torquay

Victoria

Walton

Waverton

White Cliff

White Hall

Whitney

Winchester

Windermere

Windsor

Armitage

Aberdeen

Ashford

Bala Blue

Blackwood

Bradford

Braemar

Brighstone

Bristol Blue

Burnbury

Caerphilly Green

Cambria Black

Canterbury

Cardigan Red

Carmarthen Brown

Charston

Chatham

Cherrybrook

Collybrook

Cranbrook

Daron

Devon

Durham

Ellesmere

Fieldstone

Halstead

Hamilton

Hazelford

Henley

Langdon

Manchester

Menai

New Brighton

Nottingham

Oxford

Park Gate

Parys

Reading

Rosslyn

Sheffield

Shirebrook

Somerset

Sussex

Waterford

Wilshire Red