Kitchen countertops need to be durable, beautiful, and easy to clean and maintain. While many countertop materials have yielded some positive results, quartz countertops knock them all out of the park. Over the past few decades, quartz countertops have gained a reputation as a high-end surface material. At BONA STONE, a professional manufacturer of quartz countertops, we share with you some of the things you need to know before you buy.
Quartz countertop material is a hard, man-made product used primarily in kitchens and bathrooms. Quartz is an accessory (or mixture) of stone-like materials that is bonded with resin and pressed into thin sheets. It is superior to natural stone because it does not need to be sealed. Its resin is the sealing agent. Quartz material is virtually free of defects because it is manufactured in a controlled manner.
In short, our manufactured quartz countertops are made up of 93% quartz, and 7% pigments, resin, and hardener.
Other materials typically include granite, marble, and natural stone. These materials come from crushed waste stone from quarries or recycled industrial waste. The waste includes fragments of ceramics, silica, glass, mirrors, etc. These stone-like materials provide quartz countertops with the sturdiness, durability and non-porosity needed to meet the heavy demands of cooking.
Quartz countertops are rarely cheap, even when compared to other high-cost alternatives, such as natural granite slabs. While quartz countertops have a higher upfront cost, this cost is usually offset by the fact that quartz lasts longer than other countertop materials. In addition, quartz countertops consistently offer high resale value.
For many buyers, the primary benefit of quartz countertops is their natural luster. Unlike laminate, quartz has a deep, almost three-dimensional appearance, much like natural stone.
Quartz is very hard and can be made into a good working surface. It is composed primarily of minerals. Laminate definitely does not compare to quartz in this regard, as the particle board wood substrate of laminate gives it a hollow feel.
Using quartz is easier than using granite because it is a prefabricated material that produces less waste.
For anyone who wants a granite countertop, it's worth looking into quartz countertops as an alternative. Quartz has many of the same messy looks of natural stone without the unpredictability of stone. BONA STONE has always focused on the quality and detail of quartz stone, and we know that the best quality makes for the best life. From the selection of raw materials to the final quality inspection, we take every step seriously and hope our customers will be satisfied with the final product. We strictly check the quality, size, thickness, whiteness, gloss, etc. for each order.