Quartz Countertops

Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Capri, Concrete Grey, Cotton White, Frost White, Grassland, Paloma White Pearl, Pewter Sake, Starlight, Tuscany Cream, Valentino, Softer Beige, Fiji White, Iceland, Zen Black, Star Wars, Oyster Shell, Nougat, Seashell, Carrara, Pure White

Quartz Countertops

Quartz Countertops are manufactured from one of the hardest minerals on earth. This makes them one of the most durable countertop materials available for kitchen remodeling. They create a stunning aesthetic for any home and come in a wide variety of colors, as well as style options. These include some of “off-the-wall” or nontraditional color and pattern options such as bright reds, greens, and blues, in addition to earth-tones like tans or browns.

Dissimilar from natural geological stone slabs that we can obtain through mining, we acquire the majority of countertop slabs through engineering by designers in a factory. They combine ground quartz with polyester resin in order to bind the material. Then the designers will add pigments to shade the solid surfacing with color.

For certain designs, quartz countertop manufacturers will add in a small amount of recycled glass or metal flake into the mix. This creates swirls and sparkles that mimic the look of a marble or granite slab.

By combining these materials, the resulting solution helps designers make kitchen quartz countertops, as well as bathroom countertops both stain and scratch resistance. This additionally adds nonporous properties. For this reason, there is no need to utilize any sealing products. Compared to traditional granite or marble countertops that require new protective coating each year, the method is advantageous.

Granite vs. Quartz Countertops

Granite slabs come from pure stone, making them 100% natural. Although designers also fill them with other dense stones to increase reliability and durability, all materials used in composition occur geologically in nature.

Quartz countertops, however, remain manufactured from crushed quartz stone combined with pigment and resin as a binding agent. Quartz material is not entirely composed from naturally occurring materials. Nonetheless, every square foot of a quartz countertop still contains over 90% of actual quartz.

The coloration of quartz countertops is more consistent throughout and is available in a wider variety of color hues due to the pigments that designers add to the quartz material during manufacturing. Granite’s look, however, wields natural variations and hues within the stone caused by the formation process of cooling and solidifying the molten material.

No two granite countertops are exactly the same, and while granite may be strikingly beautiful, there are a few structural downsides against that of quartz. When installing countertops, granite requires sealing and resealing on a regular basis. Quartz countertops do not need this same level of care.

Granite serves as a highly-durable material that is resistant to heat and numerous potentially abrasive elements. Granite can also chip and crack easier than engineered quartz. Due to the stone’s porous nature, if you leave spilled liquids standing, the countertop surface may stain.

Quartz is a harder, denser stone than granite, and for this reason is much more durable. Engineered quartz is a nearly indestructible material. As a result of the resin-composed construction, it is far easier to keep quartz countertops bacteria-free. The downside of employing quartz materials is that it can experience permanent damage due to excessive heat. Contrarily, granite is extremely heat resistant.

The Battle for the Best Kitchen Countertop

As you begin searching for the best kitchen countertop, you will understand firsthand how many options exist on the market today. For most people, this choice boils down to granite and quartz countertops. 40% of all homeowners will select one of these two countertop surfaces due to their durability and easy cleaning.

Stone International is the premier solution for quality granite and quartz countertop surfaces in the South Florida area. We additionally extend these services on a national level when our clients’ needs arise, boasting multiple locations all across the United States. Let our professional team assist you with making the right fixture choices for the exact outcome you envision.

Family Operated Wholesale Value from Stone International

Stone International takes pride in our humble beginnings. We founded our company on the idea of providing discount kitchen countertops and cabinets to our customer base comprised of quality materials. Our company’s foundation is something that we still strive to achieve each and every day for any client.

It doesn’t matter how large or complicated a project is, our customers can feel the results throughout the process from design through installation. Our team instills this excellence in both the finished product, as well as our customers’ experiences.

We embrace the values in remaining a family operated, American-made company. Stone International believes in consistently examining every facet of our business. This ensures that we provide customers with the product quality and services that they deserve. Through preeminent product and service excellence, Stone International rapidly placed ourselves as a leader in the home remodeling and renovation industries.

Granite and quartz countertops can serve the needs of essentially any kitchen renovation needs. While we would love to set up every customer with a custom cabinet set for their remodeling, some customers come to us with their countertop needs, wielding ready-to-assemble Home Depot or other big box store offerings.

In these situations, we help these customers the same as a homeowner that purchases an entire design from our staff. Quartz countertops and granite provisions can still ideally serve these design needs.

For more information on quartz countertops, as well as how our team can assist you with your home remodeling needs, contact the professional team from Stone International today to learn more! We want to help you obtain the kitchen of your dreams.