Custom Quartz Fabrication and Installation in Chicago, IL
One of the most popular, versatile, and affordable countertop options available, quartz is always a bestseller at DTK Stone Works. Here’s why our customers in Chicago, IL, are raving about this stone as soon as our team finishes the quartz fabrication and installation process in their homes.
Is Quartz a Natural Stone?
Quartz is often mistaken for a natural stone like granite or marble. In reality, quartz is a man-made blend of at least 90% powdered quartz stone and a polymer resin like silicon dioxide. During the fabrication process, the liquid quartz blend is poured into a mold to create a hard-pressed slab. After this slab is cured, it’s precisely cut down to fit the measurements of your home.
Any color of pigment can be added to the blend to produce the exact look you want for your countertop. As an engineered stone, quartz is consistent in terms of quality and performance, and a uniform appearance throughout the slab is ensured by the fabrication process.
Is Quartz as Durable for Countertops as Natural Stone?
If you love natural stone’s elegant look but don’t like to deal with constant care and resealing, quartz is an alternative, attractive option. Quartz provides a hard and durable work surface that doesn’t need to be sealed to be stain resistant, as only natural stone is porous (a result of how natural stone is formed underground).
Quartz also withstands scratches, chips, and cracks. The only area of concern is heat. Never put a pot or pan from the stove or oven directly on the surface of a quartz countertop. You can easily avoid permanent damage by keeping a heat-protecting pad or trivet handy in the kitchen (or even the bathroom if you use heated styling tools).
Why You Should Consider Quartz Countertops
The latest quartz fabrication methods yield incredible color and texture, making quartz by far the most customizable and versatile material to complement your home’s interior design and style. In addition to solid colors in a variety of hues, it’s also possible to achieve multicolored flecks of different sizes and densities based on the mixing process. The newest trends in quartz fabrication mimic a quarried slab of natural stone with subtle veins of color and random striations.
Caring for Quartz Counters
Quartz is an excellent countertop material for maintaining hygienic conditions in kitchens and bathrooms. Its non-porous surface effectively repels bacteria and mold and resists stains from wine, makeup, oils, and all your other household goods.
Caring for a quartz countertop doesn’t get any easier. You don’t have to seal the surface, as is the case with natural stone. Merely clean quartz with soap and water, and it will last you for years to come.
Your quartz can be fabricated to look like high-end marble, and only you’ll ever know how much money you saved. Because it’s not quarried and shipped to your location, engineered quartz slabs are much more affordable and customizable than natural stones like granite, marble, and quartzite. Finally, what’s not to love about a low-maintenance surface that’s easy to clean?
To get started on fabricating a quartz surface for your home, call DTK Stone Works in Chicago, IL, today!
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