Quartz has been growing in popularity year over year. Five years ago we were putting quartz in about 20% of the kitchens we did. Today we are putting quartz in over half the kitchens we install.
There are many options when it comes to quartz. Click to learn more about some of our favorites including Cambria, CaesarStone and MSI.
- Non porous – extremely sanitary and resistant to bacteria
- NSF 51 approved for use in food service areas
- Scratch RESISTANT – not scratch PROOF
- Class 1 Fire rating – in most cases – some quartz are not
- Wide color selection
- Consistent color – what you specify is what you get
- Good for vertical, horizontal and flooring surfaces
- Generally backed by a manufacturer’s warranty – not just the fabricator
- Eco-friendly colors are available
- Heat Resistant, but do not place hot pans directly on material it can “ghost” and turn white (stainless steel is the only material not affected by heat)
- Damage can be difficult to repair
- Seams will be visible – technology is getting better though and with a good fabricator seams can almost be inconspicuous
- Limited use in outdoor environments due to climate extremes (outdoor use generally voids warranty)