We have written a series of blogs on the benefits of quartz, such as “Why Quartz Stone Countertops?”. Here are some additional thoughts on that subject:
Buy Brand-Name Material From a Reputable Distributor/Fabricator
When you buy brands like Dekton®, Silestone®, or Caesarstone® you can be sure that it’s engineered to last, is non-toxic, antimicrobial, and nonporous. These brands resist staining and chipping, and, because it isn’t porous, it doesn’t need to be sealed.
When you buy from a reputable Distributor/Fabricator you have a one-stop-shop. The people from whom you by the material will also be responsible for measuring, fabrication, delivery, installation, and warranty. Although there are a few Distributor/Fabricators in SW Montana, there is only one, Slabworks of Montana, that is accredited by the Natural Stone Institute. Slabworks
of Montana has met the industry’s highest standards for business excellence and has demonstrated best practices in the following categories:
- Customer service
- Business and trade practices
- Quality Contorl
- Technical knowledge and expertise
- Physical facilities and training
- Advertising and promotion
Return on Investment
Remodeling.com indicates you can typically expect an 80% return on investment when replacing laminate with quartz. Quartz is also a countertop material that will look just as good on the day you move out as it did when it was installed.
Quartz is available in a number of colors and styles to match any kitchen design. Some products mimic natural stone countertops, like granite and marble. It is also very consistent and doesn’t have the irregularities and imperfections of natural stone.
If you are concerned with your environmental footprint, consider quartz. Here are a few reasons why quartz countertops are a good choice:
– brands like Caesarstone are manufactured in the US, cutting down on your household carbon footprint.
– quartz releases few carbon emissions during construction
– the quartz used to make countertops usually comes from the byproduct of quarrying, making it more environmentally-friendly. No quartz is quarried specifically for the manufacture of engineered stone countertops.
We hope a little more information on quartz countertops has you considering it for your remodel or renovation. If it doesn’t seem to be your style, we have a number of natural stone options as well. Check out our website.