If you are considering a countertop for your Kitchen remodel, you should definitely look at quartz material. It is all the rage in the industry right now, but the main thing is that it is simply beautiful. There are several brands of quartz to choose from, such as Silestone by Cosentino, Caesarstone, Cambria and Pompei.
As a Pomano Beach Kitchen Remodel Contractor, we do several kitchen installations throughout the year. I am amazed at how different a job can be with just using a different color or type of material. I love all types of materials for countertops, however, some just take your breathe away like the one recent installation using Stellar Black Quartz by Silestone. The countertop was just simply fantastic and amazing when it was installed. Typically, I wait to share kitchens until after the backsplash is done, but I could not resist because of how gorgeous this material looks in our transitional kitchen with white shaker kitchen cabinets. We used stainless steel appliances and stainless handles on the kitchen cabinets.
What is Quartz Material?
Quartz is the natural choice that provides a unique feel and offers a non-porous and scratch resistant surface that’s ideal for use in the kitchen. Quartz is a Man-Made non-porous material, made from a mixture of 93% quartz and 7% resin binders and pigments. It has the strength of granite, but is more flexible – making it somewhat easier to handle. The beauty of quartz to a fabricator is that quartz needs no sealing or polishing.
Quartz countertops and Mold & Mildew Resistant, making it extremely hygienic and safe for food preparation areas. Quartz countertops are uniform in appearance and has the general appearance of natural stone, but with a more consistent pattern and color. One of the best selling features of quartz is that the final product should be very close to what you see in the sample.
Benefits of Quartz Countertops
- Quartz is naturally non-porous and scratch resistant.
- Built-in anti-microbial protection inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew.
- The natural beauty of quartz is derived from its multidimensional, gem-like color.
- Maintenance-free—needs no sealing or polishing.
- Many manufacturers give 10 – 15-year limited manufacturer warranty.
Like granite, quartz is extremely durable but it will break and can be damaged with prolonged exposure to high heat from hot pans or plates. Avoid cleaning quartz with strong chemical cleaners or solvents.
Pompano Beach Quartz Countertop Installation
Recently we did a quartz countertop installation for a Pompano Beach Kitchen Remodel project. It came out beautiful.
Here are a few snaps from the kitchen countertop installation. I know the pictures do not do it justice, because it looks fabulous.
Details on the products used:
Materials: Silestone Quartz
Silestone is composed of 94% natural quartz, and is the first and only quartz countertop with Bacteriostatic Protection, giving it unique features.
Color: Stellar Black
Edge Profile: Flat Polished
Build Up – 1-1/2 inch