DOES QUARTZ HAVE A SIMILAR LOOK TO MARBLE?
A lot of quartz companies imitate the marble look in quartz because marble has a uniquely soft, beautiful look. Quartz being a lot more durable than marble with similar beauty makes quartz countertops appealing.
DOES QUARTZ REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT?
Quartz does not require plywood on the top of your cabinets; however, big overhangs and unsupported areas require additional support in quartz countertops. Quartz is a more flexible material than natural countertops
options, so there is usually a little more leeway with supporting quartz countertops. Feel free to read our following blog post comprehensively discussing different support questions and solutions. Blog: Granite and Quartz Support Requirements
WHAT ARE THE FINISH OPTIONS IN QUARTZ?
Most quartz comes in a polished finish. Some companies like Ceasarstone and Silestone also make honed and suede finishes for some of their color designs.
WHERE DOES QUARTZ COME FROM?
Some quartz is made here in the USA like Ceasarstone. Some are made in Canada like Hanstone. Some are made in Spain like Silestone. There is also a lot of quartz made in India and Vietnam. China is cutting its quartz production due to new tariffs introduced on quartz.
Columbus Granite works with a variety of quartz suppliers around the world, but our main quartz suppliers are located in Italy, like Antolini Quartz.
QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS CLEANING
Use regular household cleaners to clean quartz countertops, such as Windex. Use barkeepers’ friends for stubborn stains on quartz.
ARE QUARTZ SEAMS VISIBLE?
Quartz seams are visible like they are on natural stones.Consistent quartz colors usually provide better seam matching than colors with big patterns.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE SAME QUARTZ FOR THE BACK SPLASHES?
Yes, it is possible to use the same quartz on the backsplashes. The thickness would be the same as the stone. It possible to have 4-5″ tall backsplashes as well as backsplashes full height (all the way to the cabinets)
WILL QUARTZ HAVE SURFACE CRACKS LIKE GRANITE, MARBLE, SOAPSTONE AND OTHER NATURAL STONES?
Quartz will not have surface cracks or fissure lines like natural stones.
WHAT IS THE INSTALLATION WARRANTY ON QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS?
Columbus Granite provides a one-year warranty on all quartz installations.
HOW BIG ARE THE QUARTZ SLABS?
The size of the slab depends on the brand and color. Most slabs come in 126″ x 63″ however shorter slabs 120″ x 55″ and a lot larger slabs 135” x 76” also exist in a few colors.
WHAT ARE THE COLOR OPTIONS FOR QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS?
Quartz comes in a variety of different colors, from pure white to pure black. White Color quartz with gray lines representing marble look is the most common quartz color.
WHAT ARE THE QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS BRANDS
Silestone, Caesarstone, Cambria, Dupond, Antolini, Q Quartz, Hanstone are some of the the major quartz brands in the USA. Quartz countertops by Cambria are made in the USA. Hanstone Quartz are made in Canada. Antolini quartz comes from Italy.
WHAT IS BEST QUARTZ FOR KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS?
There are many brands available in the market. Above mentioned brands are the major players and manufacture good quality quartz countertops for kitchen, and bathroom tops.