What Is Quartz?
Quartz is an engineered stone. Unlike Granite, Quartz is man-made, by combining 97% Crushed Quartz and 3% Resin. This makes the stone just as strong as granite, but slightly heavier. They are then formed into slabs and sold to retailers. Quartz is the most popular stone on the market. From these slabs, we then custom cut your countertops to your exact measurements.
What are Quartz Countertops?
A nice perk of quartz countertops is that they are low maintenance. The engineered stone is non-porous, meaning that the material doesn’t stain and doesn’t require a sealer, unlike Granite, Quartzite & Marble. This stone’s porosity is an ideal material for kitchen countertops, due to the fact that bacteria cannot absorb or linger within the stone. To clean these countertops, wipe them down as soon as possible with a clean towelette, warm water, and mild soap if necessary. Specialized cleaners are available on the market, but are rarely needed for proper cleaning.
These countertops require professional installation, due to the weight of the stones. Our installers are professionally trained to install your countertops to perfection, we do not recommend Do It Yourself (DIY) Installation.
Seams are less visible amongst slab pieces, due to the fact that the colors are manufactured to perfection, ensuring color quality throughout the slab you cut your quartz from. Darker colors work best for hiding the seams.
Where to Buy Quartz Countertops?
At International Granite & Stone, we offer a FREE In-Home Design Consultation with one of our Design Specialists to offer advice and design options to help you match your existing cabinetry to your countertops. Our specialist will briefly ask you over the phone about your color preferences, in order to have the appropriate samples ready for you to view in your home. Pictures may not always exhibit all aspects of a color, which is why it’s important to view selected colors in your own lighting, to ensure you will always love the color you choose for your home before purchasing it. Call (813) 559-0897 today to set up an appointment!
International Granite & Stone is a Premier Dealer of Cambria Quartz.
We also sell Zodiaq, Quantum Quartz, Silestone, & Caesarstone.
*Engineered Quartz is NOT recommended for use in Outdoor Kitchens in direct sunlight, as the color can distort from direct exposure to UV Rays*