Quartz: The Perfect Alternative to Natural Stone Countertops
With low-maintenance features, amazing durability and stunning color choices, engineered stone – or just “quartz” – offers an appealing alternative to natural stone countertops. Nonporous and resistant to heat, quartz countertops are also resistant to spills and scratches, making them a smart choice for families and busy cooks. Granite Works is proud to work with the leading brand names in the industry, including Caesarstone®, Cambria®, Silestone® and QMSI Quartz.
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. The resins also help make these counters stain and scratch resistant—and nonporous, so they never need to be sealed. Some of the benefits of Quartz is that it survives a gauntlet of spills, hot pots, knives, and more with top scores, and it doesn’t have to be sealed for stain protection. It’s waterproof so it can be paired with an undermount sink.
Visit our showroom, and we will show you all the different colors and designs that quartz countertops have to offer. Our team will guide you through your material selection process.
Cambria is made for those who truly love to cook. Because it’s nonporous and nonabsorbent, it won’t draw in moisture from raw or leftover food, which can result in a countertop that harbors harmful bacteria. Cambria’s durability also means you can be more creative with it. Draw daring edge shapes with wider overhangs to create a kitchen like no other.
Caesarstone quartz surfaces are the ultimate combination of nature and technology. Non-porous, scratch-resistant and highly resistant to stains, Caesarstone retains its beauty without sealants or waxes, and is almost maintenance-free. Ideal for any interior space, Caesarstone stone surfaces have four times the flexural strength and double the impact resistance of granite, while impressively outperforming marble.
Q Premium Natural™ Quartz
Q combines sleek contemporary styling with demonstrated strength and performance. It’s scratch-resistant and stain-resistant, and is offered in an array of modern colors, providing a beautiful and discerning countertop solution for homeowners, architects and designers alike.
Backed by a Residential Lifetime Warranty, Q’s extreme durability makes it ideal for today’s kitchen and bathroom surfaces. Q Premium Natural™ Quartz surfaces are the ultimate integration between natural and manufactured materials giving it superior function over granite.
Say yes to marble in the kitchen! No other countertop surface on the market combines perfected marble designs with the durability of quartz surfacing. Inspired by timeless Italian marble and created with innovative engineering, Polarstone® meets the highest manufacturing and design standards in the industry.
This advanced quartz surface is heat-, scratch- and chip-resistant. It is non-porous and non-absorbent, and will not harbor bacteria. No sealant is required to maintain its beauty and durability, which makes Polarstone ideal for food prep and for those who love to cook. A lifetime of original beauty can be simply maintained with mild soap and water. Your Polarstone quartz surface is backed by a 15-year limited warranty, giving peace of mind for a product that will provide a lifetime of beauty.
Silestone’s high impact resistance exceeds other similar products, such as granite and marble. This feature guarantees safety in your kitchen when handling hard objects. Silestone is available in over 60 colors, ensuring that there is a color for every style and texture in your kitchen or bathroom.
Here are just some of the samples of quartz we sell.
If you don’t see the stone you are looking for, give us a call today and we can help you.