Quartz countertops have all the qualities of natural stone without the hassle of difficult maintenance. It's an excellent countertop material to replace granite for those looking for a bold but traditional appearance in their home. Quartz countertops in Slidell have become increasingly popular because of their ability to elevate impressions wherever they're installed and their low cost of care.
Quartz countertops are made with quartz that has been finely ground. Usually, this will make up 95% of the countertop material overall. The remainder is the binders and pigments that are used to add extra color or highlight quartz’s natural luster. Recycled glass taken from environmentally-friendly sources is also used to add a touch of sparkle. Instead of recycled glass, metallic flakes are also an option.
The resins used in our Slidell quartz countertops allow for them to be highly scratch-resistant and stain-resistant. These countertops, being inherently non-porous, will not require constant resealing. Preparing quartz for your home is a one-and-done process, while granite countertops need a new layer of protective coating applied at least once a year.
The Stone Gallery’s beautiful quartz countertops contain enough patterns, sparkling flecks, and swirls across a wide variety of installation choices to do justice anywhere they're installed. No longer restricted to a simple polished finish, your Slidell quartz countertops may now be presented as embossed, honed, sandblasted, and more.
The total cost of quartz countertops in your home will vary depending on the style, additives, and other finishing touches you're looking for along with how much material you'll need to complete the job.
Your Slidell quartz countertops carry quite a bit of a story before landing in your house! After quartz is uncovered in the ground, it's painstakingly mined before being smashed into fine aggregate dust. The resulting dust is mixed with a resin, and then recycled materials such as glass or metal are added. After color enhancers are also added, a resin agent is used to fuse the quartz together into a solid slab via an intensive heating process to make the finished product.
Similar to natural stone, quartz has a lot of weight. Although the binding resin added during manufacturing adds a bit of impact resistance, quartz slabs can be chipped if not handled properly. That's why it's important to have your Slidell countertops installed by professionals. The Stone Gallery has nurtured a culture of professionalism and customer satisfaction across generations of stellar service provided to all of our clients, which is why we come highly recommended by all who’ve used our local countertop installation services.
A striking run of solid material without any breaks; even if seams are needed in your Slidell countertops, they'll be totally unnoticeable thanks to the unique binding resins we use during manufacturing.
Quartz countertops are completely sealed, preventing them from becoming harborage for bacterial or viral colonies. This has the additional benefit of keeping your quartz countertops looking vibrant for generations to come.
Unlike wood or stone, quartz doesn't need resealing each year. A swift wiping down with some soapy water is all that's necessary to keep your Slidell quartz countertops looking as fresh as the day they were installed. Avoid using abrasive pads or strong chemicals to prevent any gouges or pitting in the resin.
Are you interested in having your quartz countertops in Slidell installed by the best folks in the trade? Reach out to the Stone Gallery today by phone or email to learn more about our options for bringing the elegance of quartz into your home!