Product Information- Quartz
- Integrated sinks are not available in quartz countertops. However there are many options of under-mounted or flush mounted sinks.
- Engineered stone can be used in virtually any indoor surfacing application, including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, tub and shower surrounds, backsplashes, floors, walls, wet bars, tabletops, desktops, fireplace surrounds, and more.
- Different manufacturers offer different warranties and colors. When shopping, be sure to see what each different manufacturer has to offer.
- Because engineered stone is a natural stone product, seams are required for any application that is longer /or wider than the slab size
- These seams are visible, but are often less noticeable than a typical granite seam - where the seams may show changes in pattern and shade.
- Natural rock is variable by nature ... colors and patterns may shift and change on a large slab. Surface pits are a mark of granite. Engineered stone on the otherhand, displays a consistent variability of color and texture throughout a quartz countertop. Each slab looks the same, which helps minimize the visible seams in the countertop.
- The actual appearance of the quartz surface varies depending on the size and mix of the granules. Smaller, finer crystals give a more uniform appearance, while larger ones provide a more mottled look.
- Quartz surfacing is available in many colors not found in nature, as the crushed stone is generally mixed with pigment. Colors differ between manufacturers, but range from conservative neutral hues, to daring bright colors.
- There are colors to match virtually any décor. Since they are solid, the color and natural mottling from the quartz crystals runs throughout the material.
- In addition to granite, some manufacturers produce engineered stone that looks like marble, travertine, concrete, and other natural stone.
- Slabs are fabricated into countertops with edge profiles that range from simple bevels to bullnose and ogee.