Quartz Countertops

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Quartz Countertops

Quartz Countertops by Granite Grannies

Beautify Your Home With Our Elegant Stonework


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At Granite Grannies, craftsmanship comes first. With a durable and contemporary quartz countertop, you can give your kitchen, bathroom, or bar a colorful makeover.

If you’ve got a kitchen or bathroom that needs some character, you can’t go wrong with quartz. Having gained massive popularity as a countertop material in the United States over the last decade, quartz is making quite a mark in the home improvement and renovation world. In 2004 alone, sales for quartz jumped by 60%, and that number is expected to increase exponentially as more homeowners realize the appeal of this versatile material.

Quartz countertops are perfect for:

  • Kitchens Countertops
  • Bathrooms Countertops
  • Indoor Bars
  • Outdoor Bars
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Decks

Surprisingly, most quartz countertops are not 100% natural, although you will find all-natural quartz setups in locations where synthetic manufacturing is limited. When you encounter a quartz countertop in someone’s home, chances are good that it was born from a process that combines genuine quartz rock with good old human ingenuity.

You may wonder why a company would choose to “manufacture” a giant slab of countertop, instead of just cutting one from quarried rock. For one thing, quartz is extremely dense, therefore extremely heavy and awkward to transport — it is much easier to crush the rock on site and transport it to a facility than it is to cut it into suitably-sized slabs. For another, though quartz is highly durable, engineered quartz is even more so. All of that translates to stronger (and relatively cheaper) countertops for the consumer.

So how are quartz countertops made? Using a manufacturing process that mixes polymer resin with rock, the result is a laminated synthetic product that is usually made up of 90% quartz and 10% polymer. A dazzling array of colors and patterns can be achieved by mixing in other types of rock or even inks. A major reason why quartz is so popular for countertops is because of the variety of colors available!

Compared to other types of stone countertops, quartz countertops are much tougher to scratch, stain, or crack. For comparison, marble appears on the Mohs scale at 3, while quartz comes in at a hardy 7. Quartz is built to endure all kinds of damage, which is why it’s so popular in kitchens.

Because of its non-porous nature, quartz does a fantastic job of repelling stains such as wine, oil, and vinegar. Pathogens and microorganisms also have a tough time penetrating quartz, so if you’re concerned about germs in your kitchen or bathroom, quartz is the perfect countertop rock.

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Unfortunately, if you’re looking to build a quartz fireplace, you may want to try some other material. Quartz is not really heat tolerant, as it can burn quite easily and even absorb soot stains. Once quartz becomes marked in this way, it is nearly impossible to reverse the damage.

All in all, quartz countertops are considered by many to be some of the best countertops you can get. We at Granite Grannies will heartily agree with that sentiment!

If you are interested in quartz countertops for your home, contact the stone experts at Granite Grannies below. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have about this versatile material, and we have access to a wide selection of different quartz styles that will be sure to accentuate any room that it’s installed in.