Could your kitchen or bathrooms use a little revitalization? Even if you’re not in the market for a complete renovation, you can brighten up the space with new quartz counters. This modern material is the top pick for many homeowners thanks to its versatile appearance, low upkeep, and other benefits. Learn more about quartz to help you discover if this is the right countertop material for your kitchen and bathrooms.
Manufactured from one of the hardest and most abundant materials on earth, quartz counters make a beautiful, durable addition to any home. Quartz is an engineered stone made from approximately 94 percent natural ground quartz, plus pigments for color and polymer resin binders to hold it all together. Some products also contain metallic flecks or recycled glass for a unique appearance. The intense heat and pressure used in the manufacturing process combine these materials into a solid slab.
Unlike natural stone or wood counters, quartz never needs to be sealed. For daily upkeep, simply wipe it with a damp, soapy cloth. Then, remove stains with a gentle cleansing scrub. Avoid abrasive scouring pads, which can dull the surface over time. Steer clear of harsh chemicals as well to avoid weakening the bond between the ground quartz and resins.
Now that you know more about quartz, you may decide this countertop material suits your needs. The next step is to team up with a qualified designer and installer to make your countertop dreams a reality. United Granite has been serving Virginia, Maryland, DC, and New Jersey for 22 years. We have an extensive inventory of natural and engineered stone counters, giving you a vast selection and one of the shortest lead times in the industry. Contact us in Alexandria, Chantilly, or Fredericksburg, VA, or email us for more information about quartz countertop installation.