Quartz Kitchen Countertops
Quartz countertops are a popular option for kitchen and bathroom remodeling for homeowners. This material is made from finely crushed quartzite stone and mixed with a tough acrylic resin. The resin fills in all the microscopic pores that are present in the natural stone, which creates a sealed, non-porous surface. It also makes it more resistant to damage and discoloration. In addition, this process allows manufacturers to create any stone texture they want. You’re no longer limited to only the patterns found in nature.
Another benefit of acrylic resin is that it gives just a touch of flexibility to the countertop, enough to resist chipping, cracking, and scratching. In addition, since the color is “baked in” the entire material, even if you do manage to chip or scratch it, it will be less obvious since the same color or vein is underneath.
Modern Kitchen Countertops
Since the acrylic resin fills all the spaces between the crushed quartzite particles, there are no gaps, cracks, or microscopic pores. This way, stains can’t seep inside. With natural granite or marble, it’s entirely possible to spill a glass of red wine or some pasta sauce and end up with a discolored spot that’s hard to eliminate. Quartz countertops aren’t bothered by stains. You can simply wipe up the spill and go about your day.
Traditional Kitchen Countertops
Unlike many other materials, even significant damage to quartz countertops can be repaired. That’s the good news. The even better news is that there’s a lifetime warranty on most of our quartz countertops, so you have nothing to worry about. In case of damage, we’ll have a repair team sent out to your house and have the chip or scratch fixed on-site and free of charge.
Since quartz countertops are made by mixing finely crushed quartzite with acrylic resin, we can vary the colors and even create veins, textures, and patterns to match the popular natural stone textures or even create looks beyond natural. As a certified dealer of over a dozen suppliers, New York Quartz offers hundreds of color and texture choices.
Whether you’re looking for a clean, sleek, modern design, a traditional look that resembles marble or granite, or a funky, colorful geode collection, we have the color and texture to fit your kitchen style. Pure white, concrete, jet-black, sparkly blue, Calacatta Marble, and anything in between, you’ll find it all in our showroom.
Edge Profile Choices
The nature of quartz makes it very shapeable, and our in-house fabrication team can create the right edge to match your kitchen design. From the basic squared-off or rounded shapes to the “premier” edges, including waterfall and double ogee, to even completely custom edge profiles, we can make your countertop look as traditional or as modern as you want.
In addition to standard and premium edges, our in-house fabrication shop can cut a completely custom edge. With our advanced CNC stonecutting machinery and professionals who have years of experience, there’s no such thing as too complicated.
Bathroom Countertops, Vanities, Bars, Furniture, and Much More
Another major benefit of the seamless surface is that there’s no place for bacteria to hide and grow. Quartz countertops are much more sanitary than granite or marble. This makes them an excellent choice not only for kitchens but for healthcare applications, commercial food preparation (especially for raw fish, chicken, and vegetables), and other situations where cleanliness is not only desired but required. Many of our countertops are even certified for Kosher kitchens.
Unlike granite and marble countertops, there is no need to apply surface sealant or periodically reseal the countertop. With practically zero maintenance, quartz kitchen countertops Coral Springs, FL and the surrounding areas love are the best choice for heavy-use kitchens!
The New Trend
In the 1990s, the hot trend in kitchen renovation was granite countertops. Replacing the wooden and “plastic” countertops of the 1970s kitchens with a luxurious, expensive material was the thing to do, and every real estate listing would make sure to mention granite countertops. However, while granite quarries were resting on their laurels, quartz manufacturers were busy researching and trying out new combinations and processes, which resulted in a lineup of materials that take the beauty of natural stone and make it even better! Now, quartz countertops are one of the most sought-after features of the modern kitchen, along with smart appliances and open-concept planning.
Things to Keep in Mind
Quartz is a heavy material, averaging 20 to 25 lbs per square foot. This requires ensuring that the base cabinetry can support the weight of the countertop and that you have a team to handle the countertop during installation. New York Quartz has in-house designers who will make sure the cabinetry is up to par and a dedicated installation team to deliver and install the countertop.
One weakness of this material is the potential to slightly discolor over time from exposure to UV rays. If a portion of the countertop is exposed to sunlight while another part is generally in a shaded area of the kitchen, then eventually you might notice a color difference. This effect is lessened with quartz countertops that are specifically designed for outdoor use (Caesarstone Solaris, Dekton, etc).
If you’re considering an outdoor kitchen, then please consult with our experts. We’ll be sure to recommend materials that are specifically designed for outdoor use.
Even though quartz is highly stain-resistant, it’s not completely immune. Avoid highly alkaline substances, including bleach, ammonia, paint remover, glue, and oil soaps, since they may interact with the acrylic resin and stain or discolor the surface. Also, it’s a good idea to keep permanent markers, oil paints, and other “art supplies” away from quartz countertops. However, even if you do manage to stain a quartz countertop, the damage can often be “buffed out” with specialty cleaners.
Even though it’s not “sensitive” to heat per se (like laminate and solid surface), it’s not recommended to expose any stone surface (quartz, granite, or marble) to repeated differentials of heat and pressure. The expansion and contraction may weaken the material and cause marring or warping. It’s always recommended to use a trivet or silicone mat under hot pots without placing them directly on the countertop. If you notice white spotting or cloudiness, then that’s a sign of heat damage. We recommend contacting our experts for advice on getting it repaired.
Some kitchen designers incorporate a prep area next to the stovetop and the dishwasher made from more heat-resistant materials, in order to handle hot cookware off the stove and heated dishes from the dishwasher.