If you are in the market for countertops for your kitchen or bathroom, you likely have considered quartz. Quartz countertops have become increasingly popular in the recent years. So, what is quartz and why is it so popular?
What is Quartz?
As you probably already know, quartz is not a natural stone. It is what we call engineered stone. Quartz slabs used for countertops are manufactured from quartz crystals bound together with a special resin. The result is beautiful and extremely strong and durable material. The technology of making quartz was developed in Italy in the 1960s. It involves a mixture of 90% pulverized natural quartz with 10% of synthetic polymers. The blend is then heated and shaped into slabs.
The appearance of quartz countertops depends on how finely the quartz crystals are ground. For example, coarsely ground crystals will produce textured, speckled designs. Whereas finely ground crystals will give quartz a smoother look.
Marble Look Quartz Countertops
One of the most popular quartz designs are those with the chic and clean look of white marble. Such as calacatta marble quartz designs. Classic and elegant look of marble quartz with transform any space. Unlike marble, quartz is much easier to clean and does not stain. That is why designers everywhere often choose quartz over marble.
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