Quartz Countertops — Engineered Beauty and Durability
Quartz countertops are engineered stones that combine, on average, 93% ground quartz mineral with resin and pigment. The resulting materials are solid, very rigid, non-porous, easy to clean, and resistant to typical sources of stains such as juices, cooking oils, wine, and coffee. Quartz countertops are also inherently sanitary because they’re non-porous, so potential contaminants remain on the surface where they can be neutralized easily. Unlike all natural stone countertops, quartz countertops require no additional sealants.
Consistency of color, pattern, and texture are also advantages of choosing quartz for your countertops. In addition to an expanded palette of lovely solid colors, today’s technology provides a diverse and beautiful range of solids as well as many choices that emulate the patterns of natural stone while embodying the inherent qualities of an engineered stone. So whatever your design goals happen to be, you’ll find beautiful whites and creams, subtle and more “energetic” patterns, and some amazing choices in warm and cool tones among our hand-picked inventory of quartz countertop stones.
Some Factors to Keep In Mind When Considering Quartz Countertops
While quartz countertops are scratch-resistant, they aren’t scratch-proof. Always use a cutting board placed on your quartz countertop when slicing or dicing food. Also be careful of heat. Quartz countertops are generally “heat-resistant” up to 400-500 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the manufacturer.
The resin used to bind quartz minerals and pigments together can be susceptible to some chemical cleaners, especially those containing bleach and acid. However, there are numerous suitable countertop cleaning products, readily available in grocery and home improvement stores, that will clean and disinfect quartz countertops for easy and carefree maintenance. Your Affinity Stoneworks Sales/Design consultant will provide written care and maintenance instructions.
One Stop Solutions for a Rare Remodeling Experience
Once you’ve chosen your new quartz countertops, our on-site collections of tiles, hardware, sinks, cabinets, trims, corbels and accessories, make it easy to bring your entire vision into sharp focus. At each step, your Affinity Stoneworks Design/Sales Consultant will help, will ask and answer questions, make suggestions and share ideas. And once you’ve made those choices, our expert fabrication and installation teams will bring your choices to life in the form of beautiful results.
Our Tile Collections include mosaics, subway styles, large formats, porcelains, glass, metals, ceramics, and natural stones.
Hardware styles from classic to modern, funky to sophisticated, and in a rainbow of finishes!
Sinks are available in stainless, ceramic, glass, double and single bowl, trench, oval, circular, apron front and more!