Quartz countertops possess all of the inherent qualities of natural stone without all of the hassle of other options. It’s a fine countertop material that has been used instead of granite for those seeking a bold yet traditional appearance wherever it’s utilized. Quartz countertops in Metairie have gotten increasingly popular thanks to their ability to raise the standard of appearances combined with their low cost of care.
Quartz countertops are usually made with quartz that has been ground up. Typically, this will be 95% of the total material used in every countertop. The remainder is the binders and pigments used to add some extra color or to emphasize the natural luster of quartz. Recycled glass from eco-friendly sources is also used to add a touch of sparkle to the countertop. Thin metallic flakes can also be used in lieu of recycled glass.
The resins used in our Metairie quartz countertops allow for them to be highly stain and scratch-resistant. Being inherently non-porous, these countertops don’t need to be constantly resealed. Preparing quartz for your kitchen is a one-and-done process, while granite demands a new layer of protection at least once per year.
The Stone Gallery’s stunning quartz countertops contain enough flecks, patterns, and swirls across a wide variety of installation options to do justice to any kitchen. No longer limited to just a polished finish, your Metairie quartz countertops can now be presented as sandblasted, embossed, or honed. If you have a particular appearance in mind, textures slate, glossy granite, and matte limestone can all be replaced thanks to the versatility of quartz!
The total cost of quartz countertops in your home will depend on the additions, style, and finishing touches that you’re seeking, along with how much material you’ll need to purchase to make it all happen.
Your Metairie quartz countertops carry quite a bit of history with them before winding up in your household! After quartz is discovered in nature, it is mined painstakingly from the ground before being mashed into a fine aggregate dust. The result of this process is mixed with a resin, and recycled metals or glass is added in as well. Color enhancers are also added during this stage. The resin agent is fused with the quartz by intense heat in order for the finished product of a solid, thick slab to form properly.
Similar to natural stone, there is a lot of heft to quartz slabs. Though the binding resin used during the manufacturing process adds a bit of resilience to impacts, quartz slabs can be easily damaged if not handled properly. That’s why it’s critical to have your Metairie countertops installed by the best folks in the industry. We’ve nurtured a culture of perfection over generations of stellar service provided to residents of Louisiana and beyond. It’s our mission to make sure that you’re well informed from steps A to Z to guarantee the best results.
Imagine a striking run of solid material without any breaks…that’s the potential of your Metairie countertops for your home. Even if seams are needed to fit or shape the countertop where you need it installed, they’re totally unnoticeable thanks to the binding resins used during manufacturing. Clean, smooth cuts are possible with the help of countertop installation professionals that can shape the perfect quartz countertop around any island, sink, kitchen, bathroom, floor, wall, and more!
Quartz countertops are totally sealed, making them immune to bacterial and viral colonies penetrating deep inside. This also keeps the quartz looking vibrant for years to come.
Unlike stone or wood, quartz doesn’t need to be resealed every year. A quick wipe-down with some soap and water is all that’s required to keep your quartz countertops looking fresh. However, you will want to avoid using highly-abrasive pads and strong chemicals that can leave gouges in the resin.
Are you prepared to have your quartz countertops in Metairie installed by the best men and women in the trade? Call or email our team today to learn more about the options available for bringing the majesty of quartz into your home!