What Is Quartz

If you want countertops that are beautiful and attractive, then you may want to consider Quartz. It is one of the toughest materials available and will provide durable service and beauty for many years to come.

One of the outstanding features of Quartz for your bathroom or kitchen is that it is available in a wide variety of colors.  They can range from very bright to black with many colors in between such as creams, browns and grays.  This is because quartz can be enhanced with a wide variety of colors that can produce just about any hue you desire.  This can also be done while maintaining the natural look and feel of stone.

What You Need To Know About Quartz Countertops

Quartz differs from marble or granite countertops in one very significant way:  Quartz is an engineered stone while marble and granite are both natural stones.  In most cases, quartz is about 93% quartz and about 7% is coloring and a binding material.

What’s The Process of Creating Quartz

Quartz is taken and ground into very small particles.  It is then mixed with a polyester resin that acts as a binder to hold it together.  A pigment is also added to give it a richer and more vibrant color.  If you desire, small particles of glass or reflective metallic flakes can be added to dome designs to achieve a look that is totally unique and really stands out.  This gives you the ability to really have a custom look to your kitchen or bathroom counters.  The result is a very beautiful and strong slab that can have the appearance of marble.

Quartz can be polished to a very beautiful shine but can also be made to look like the matte finish of limestone or the textured finish of granite.  Because quartz is an engineered stone, there are far more options in achieving a truly unique look that you can get with other types of stone.  When you shop with Lafayette Marble and Granite, you will find quartz options that can fit just about any color scheme or design.  Let us help you plan your next kitchen or bath using quartz.