We carry a wide range of quartz, such as Caesar Stone, Hanstone and Quarella. Quartz countertops are an engineered stone product used in residential and commercial kitchen and bath applications. Quartz countertops are made by mixing and compressing natural quartz derived from granite and epoxy resins to create a hard wearing and stain-impervious surface. Quartz countertops are molded and milled to standard sizes and thickness but can easily be manufactured to custom specifications. They come in a wide variety of colors and at a lower price point than 100 percent natural stone with less maintenance. Ninety-five percent of quartz countertops include quartz granules both large and small–like the range of salt crystals from kosher to rock salt. Binders making up the rest. Once the quartz is mined and an aggregate mix is selected, the quartz crystals are combined with liquid resin and colorants into a slurry. Quartz countertops are manufactured in dozens of colors that are produced by adding dyes to the quartz and resin slurry before compression and curing, so that the countertop is a consistent color throughout. The slurry is heated, vibrated and then poured into molds and compacted under heavy pressure to form an hard solid. Quartz countertops are very low maintenance, do not require maintenance polishing and are impervious to stains, oils and burns.
Quartz can be applied in the follwoing places:
Due to its durability, consistent pattern and resistance to stain, quartz is commonly used in kitchen countertops, islands, bathroom vanity tops, shower stalls, tub surrounds, table tops and fireplace surrounds. Quartz is also being used for commercial use as in restaurants, fast food take out, banks and restaurants, because of its durability and resistance to stains. Due to its beauty and elegance, quartz is becoming a popular choice in the residential condo market.