June 12, 2014
-- Quartz is a very versatile mineral that is used to make a variety of everyday products such as glass, circuit boards, and jewelry and recently it has become a much more popular choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops. Quartz countertops are highly durable, low maintenance, and they can come in a seemingly endless array of color options. Graniterra Kitchen, Bath, and Design Studio in St. Louis fabricates and installs quartz countertops for kitchens and bathrooms in the St. Louis area.
One of the main advantages of quartz countertops is their versatile design options as far as color variations and available finishes. Quartz countertops are fabricated in a factory and are made of 94 percent ground natural quartz crystals fused with resin binders and pigments. This fabrication process allows for versatility in the colors and patterns which can recreate the look of natural stone or create an entirely unique look. Quartz countertops (http://www.graniterra.com/quartz-countertops-st-louis
) can be infused with pigments of any color such as reds, greens, browns, blacks, and creams as well as metallic flecks, swirls, and veining for unique patterns. These countertops are also available in several finishes including polished, honed, sandblasted, or embossed treatments for a matte, textured, or glossy appearance.
In addition to their design versatility, quartz countertops are also very durable and low maintenance. Quartz crystals are one of the hardest substances on earth and when they are fabricated into slabs, they create a strong surface that is nonporous and stain and scratch resistant. Their nonporous quality does not require a seal and makes them very easy to maintain as they can be cleaned effectively using only soapy water. Quartz countertops are also anti-microbial as their nonporous quality prevents bacteria, mold, and mildew from growing on the surface.
Graniterra Kitchen, Bath and Design Studio fabricates quartz countertops in an array of colors and styles and offers full installation services. The versatile design options allow for plenty of creative freedom and their durability and nonporous features make them very easy to maintain. Contact (http://www.graniterra.com/contact-us
) Graniterra to learn more about their available quartz countertops as well as their installation services.