Quartz is a popular material for home countertops and tabletops, but what sets it apart from other finishes that are available to you as you build your dream home or renovate your existing space? Let’s step away from your blue print for a moment and explore the case for quartz finishes in your home.
One of the most plentiful minerals in the world, quartz has been found to absorb and transform energy so efficiently that it has become very popular for use in technology. Everything from wrist watches to high tech ultrasound machines operate using this semi-precious mineral. This is important to consider as part of your design project because your countertops are important features to absorb and transform the energy of your living space. As the focal point of a room, or just as the accent that pulls all of the elements together, you may be looking for the right ingredient to create an energetic atmosphere in your home.
Quartz has also been frequently used as a holistic remedy for healing and meditation. Believed to amplify personal energy, different varieties of quartz are touted for their healing properties. This may be something to consider as you look to create a calming, serene environment in your home to help you escape the stresses of your day.
When you add these features of quartz to what we already know about the mineral as a building material, you get a combination that is hard to beat. Because quartz is non-porous, it is resistant to stains sinking below the surface of the countertop. Given that quartz is among one of the hardest materials on earth it is also one of the most scratch resistant materials on the market which may be especially important in the kitchen.
At K & J’s Custom Granite, we have worked with many homeowners in Edmonton for a quartz finish that both compliments the room as well as best suits the homeowner’s personal tastes. Our team can help you choose the right colors and design to best compliment your existing cabinets and wall décor, or in the case of a full reno, suggest color combinations from scratch that will completely renew the look and feel of your home.
Some buyers debate whether to choose granite or quartz for their design project. Quartz countertops hold the advantage in a head to head comparison for maintenance, as it does not required the regularly scheduled re-sealing that is needed for granite. An added benefit of quartz is that any potential flaws are addressed in the manufacturing process to avoid later cracking that has been reported to sometimes be an issue with granite. While the price for quartz carries a higher price tag than granite or other stone materials, the difference is made up in both the quality and resilience of the finished product.
We invite you to visit our showroom and settle the debate for yourself. Is quartz the right solution for you? Find the Edmonton countertop that you’ve been dreaming of and tackle your next home improvement project with confidence.