Quartz has recently seen a significant increase in popularity over the years and is an ideal alternative to granite. So what do you need to know about Quartz?
1. What they cost:
In relation to granite, Quartz is a better value for money. It is less expensive and more exotic. The cost varies depending on the quality of the stone and the brand. Other factors of cost also include the thickness of the slab, the amount of material needed, the complexity of your design and the quality of your stone.
2. Where to buy Quartz:
I would advise going local with reputable contractors. This will reduce installation costs and adds trust in their professionalism. Using a company that handles its own fabrication and installation will ensure you have skilled craftsmen handling your countertop renovation.
3. How they are made:
Manufacturers combine roughly 93% ground quartz with 7% resins, polymers and colours. The pattern of the quartz depends on the texture of the stone used in the process. The slab is then cut down and fabricated to include such details as edging and cutouts.
4. The difference between Quartz and Granite:
Quartz worktops are more flexible than granite making them easier to work with during the installation process. Quartz is heavier than its counterpart. Prices can differ according to the manufacturer but generally, granite is more expensive.
5. Different Quartz brands:
Choosing the right stone brands is an important decision. In terms of Quartz, the main brands are Silestone, Compac, Technistone and Cimstone.