Quartz – The SUPER Surface!

 

Made from one of the hardest minerals on earth, quartz countertops are arguably the most durable option for kitchens. They're also some of the most eye-catching. They come in a wide variety of colors, including fire-engine red and apple green, as well as earthy browns, blacks, and creams, with sparkles and veining for the look of granite or marble. But unlike natural-stone slabs, which are mined, these slabs are engineered in a factory.

 

Their primary ingredient is ground quartz (about 94 percent), combined with polyester resins to bind it and pigments to give it color. For some designs, small amounts of recycled glass or metallic flecks are added to the mix (as seen in the photo of a recent StoneWorks luxury bath.) The resins also help make these counters stain and scratch resistant—and nonporous, so they never need to be sealed. Compare that with granite, the reigning king of high-end countertops, which typically requires a new protective top coat at least once a year. In fact, there are some people in the industry who believe that granite is quickly going out of favor with architects and designers, and is being replaced by quartz. Even lifestyle mogul Martha Stewart recommends quartz for counter tops and back splashes.

In the past, the biggest complaint against quartz was that it lacked the patterns and color variations you get with natural stone. But that's a moot point now, with all the manufacturers offering multihued slabs with enough flecks, swirls, and random patterning to make them almost indistinguishable from the real thing. They were once available only with a polished finish; now you can get one with a honed, sandblasted, or embossed treatment. So if it's the look of matte limestone, textured slate, or glossy granite that you want, there's a quartz countertop for you.

 

We have quartz products from manufacturers all over the world. In fact, we have more quartz products in stock than any other dealer from North Carolina to Georgia. Call or visit us for help picking one to match your budget, your cooking and cleaning needs, and your style. 

 

 

 

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Stoneworks is the region's leading source for marble, granite, stone, quartz, & tile products for use in countertops, fireplaces, kitchens, baths, and more. Serving the South Carolina coastal region and the communities of Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort, Kiawah Island, Savannah, Georgia, and more. StoneWorks offers free design consultations with an outstanding team of experienced designers. Our fabrication and craftsmanship are highly regarded. Countertops, vanities, sinks – if you can imagine it – we can create it for your next remodeling project or new home.

 

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