Quartz Countertop Materials
In kitchen countertop materials, quartz countertop materials (manmade) compete well with natural stone countertops. It is known that, quartz countertops are more durable than the stone countertops. Manmade countertops come in various thickness, colors, and price ranges.
What are Quartz Countertop Materials?
Engineered stone is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by a polymer resin. It can be used as a kitchen countertop or floor tile. Silestone, cambria, zodiac and Caesar stone are under the wing of quartz countertop materials.
Parliament Blue Silestone with Gray Cabinets and Blue Glass Mosaic Backsplash
Honed Finish Black Silestone with Orange Thermophil Cabinets.
Rustic Cabinets and Off White Cabinets , Corner Wall Cabinet , Stone hook, Iron Glass Chandelier and Cambria Quartz Countertop
Zodiaq Countertop with Birch Cabinets
Mitered Edge with Laminaton, Ceasarstone Countertop
What is the Priority of Quartz Countertop Materials in Kitchen Remodeling?
Engineered stone trumps natural stone, including granite and marble, in terms of durability. The quartz manufacturing process creates a nonporous surface that is stronger than natural stone. While you must seal granite counters annually, quartz countertop materials never require sealing. Some consumers prefer the uniform coloring throughout quartz surfaces, while others favor the natural variation and random veins in granite, soapstone and other authentic minerals.
Quartz Countertop Materials can be picked up by having some physical properties as well as the natural stones in Kitchen remodeling process: These are; being tough and waterproof, resisting highly to scratch and heat.
What is the myth of using coated quartz countertop materials ?
An antimicrobial additive that is trademarked under the name of Microban is coated on the quartz countertops. Microban is made from triclosan, which is used to disinfect hospitals. Alternately, this might cause bacteria on countertops with Microban to develop a resistance to antimicrobial agents, resulting in resilient strains. A 1998 study from Tufts University, showed E. coli developed a resistance to triclosan due to overexposure. This has been neither proven nor disproven in Microban surfaces, though.
What are the well known parameters of quartz countertop materials in kitchen remodeling?
Thickness: There are two type of thickness available in the markets. One is 2 centimeter (¾ inches), the other is 3 centimeter (1 ¼ inches). If it gets thicker, the quality is getting better. Better quality stands for less chance to get break.
Colors and Pattern: Usually plain colors and uniform designs are the most popular decision. Colors are unlimited in quartz selection in kitchen countertop materials. On the other hand, Cambria has some pattern as novelty.
Silestone with Off White Cabinets and Ceramic Backsplash
Price Ranges: Regular price of quartz begins over the median of granite prices.
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