Everything You Need To Know About Quartz Countertops in Toronto
Once unknown and off the design radar, quartz countertops in Toronto and abroad have been building quite a positive reputation. For the last 50 years, these countertops have been establishing their foothold in the high-end, luxury countertop space for both kitchens and bathrooms.
Toronto quartz countertops are man-made, robust surfaces utilized most commonly in either the kitchen or the bathroom. Quartz requires less maintenance than other natural stone materials because it doesn’t need to be resealed as they do. It comes completely free of imperfections due to control the manufacturing process, which is also why it sometimes goes by the name, engineered stone.
For many consumers, the stunning looks at a low cost compared with other high maintenance materials make quartz a natural choice for their home. Unlike laminate countertops, quartz has the high-grade elegance of real stone.
Is It Tough?
As for hardness, quartz again comes out above its competitors by being harder than most. Due to its mineral roots, compared to natural stone surfaces, Quartz is not just more solid looking, but it is also solid feeling. Compared to a laminate which has been said to have a more, ‘hollow’ feeling to it, quartz provides luxury with weight for the homeowner with discerning taste in finishes.
Due to its manufacturing process, quartz has a pretty clean bill of health coming out of the factory as well. Unlike granite for example, which is pulled directly from the Earth and only then polished and sealed for your use, Quartz is engineered to be as perfectly beautiful as it is strong and durable. Due to the perfection of Quartz as well, you can rest easy knowing that you are contributing to a healthier planet because of how much less wasteful the process of creating and installing your Quartz is.
As for cost, quartz has no high-end competitor. No matter how you install quartz countertops in your Toronto home, they will always be cheaper than natural stone for a few reasons. The main cost reducer is that more often than not, a customer doesn’t live near a granite quarry. The fees for transporting your quarried stones will add to the surprising expense. Quartz, on the other hand, is locally produced, so not only do you save on shipping costs, but you also get to feed the local economy.
Another benefit of the quartz engineering process is how customizable it is. Any colour can be applied to a surface and even deep within the materials. Believe it or not, you can build a quartz countertop to look like many other stone countertops by using stone in the resin process. Even after all of that, it will be stronger than natural stone, and it will look exactly how you would like it to.
If you have questions about customizing beautiful countertops for your home, contact the experts at Quartex today.