Quartz Countertops – Pittsburgh, PA
– Fabrication & Kitchen Counter Installation –
Making Kitchens Beautiful.
There’s no doubt about it – the natural and glossy quality of quartz makes kitchen countertops absolutely beautiful, not to mention easy to clean and nearly impossible to scratch.
Quartz countertops are durable and long lasting and add value to any home remodel. The natural-look of quartz and its variety of colors easily compliments many different kitchen cabinet colors and wood grains, as well as flooring, be it wood or tile.
Because quartz is engineered of crushed natural stone crystals, quartz countertop options come in many color varieties and color patterns, including solid blacks, tans, browns and whites. The 40 – 50 colors available also include multi-colored and consistent natural designs, allowing kitchen counters to have an even flow. Quartz kitchen countertops enrich the atmosphere of your home and provide a relaxing place for families to interact.
Benefits of Installing Quartz Countertops Over Granite
While granite countertops are very popular, more and more people are having quartz countertops installed in their kitchens. There are several reasons for this, but perhaps the biggest reason is that you never have to continually keep up with the maintenance of sealing quartz countertops like you do with granite. Once quartz is installed, that is it – they are no maintenance countertops!
Another benefit is because quartz is man-made, or engineered, the appearance is much more controlled than that of granite which can have defects. Of course, the natural quality of a defect may be a bonus for some people, but for others who want a more consistent pattern, quartz is the way to go.
Quartz countertops are also highly durable and strong. They are made by combining 93% natural crushed quartz with a 7% resin binder and colorant. This makes them stronger than both granite and marble.
Quartz is also highly stain resistant. Unlike granite, quartz is non-porous, which means that if you spill wine or olive oil on your counter, the liquid can’t seep in and discolor or corrode your countertops. Discoloration happens more often with granite and marble, which need to be sealed on a continual basis to ensure stain protection.
The Major Benefits of Quartz Countertops:
- Heat-resistant. (Extreme heat could cause damage, so it is best to use trivets or heating pads on quartz.)
- Easy-cleaning (Soap and water will usually do the trick.)
- Non-porous and does not need repeat sealing.
- Environmentally friendly manufacturing process.
- Color-consistent patterns (Unlike the natural pattern of granite, which can be inconsistent and flawed.)
- Hygienic. Quartz is easy to keep clean and reduces the likelihood for bacterial growth, which is important for food preparation.
- Depending on the type of quartz and the volume of installation, quartz countertops are generally slightly less expensive than granite countertops.
Installing Quartz Kitchen Countertops
There are a variety of design possibilities when installing quartz countertops, including many edging options. Since quartz is a little more flexible to work with than granite, it can also be used on kitchen backsplashes, set in place with glue and epoxy instead of screws.
At Choice Granite and Marble we have professional quartz countertop installation experts in Pittsburgh, PA and the surrounding areas who can come to your home to measure and install your new countertops. Our expert quartz installers provide quality and excellent customer care to meet your kitchen design needs.
Explore Your Quartz Countertop Options
Choice Granite and Marble distributes, fabricates and installs fine quartz products from the following:
- Caesarstone ®
- Silestone ®
- Zodiaq ®
- Hanstone ®
- Viatera by LG ®
- Samsung Radianz ™
- Pental Quartz ®
- Mont Quartz
- Santamargherita ®
- Polarstone ®
Browse through all the quartz color varieties on our quartz installation page or visit our showroom in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, PA to see our display in person.
Contact us for more information about our quartz products or a price quote.