Quartz and Technology: The Role of Augmented Reality in Countertop Visualization

Quartz countertops represent an innovative field in the world of countertop manufacturing and fabrication. Quartz can come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and styles, due to its synthetic nature.

What’s more, quartz is beloved for its durability, combining beauty with practicality in a material that does well to resist several kinds of damage. When it comes to buying quartz and other countertops, several other innovations have changed the way we look at countertops — sometimes literally.

One such innovation is the use of augmented reality during the fabrication phase of buying countertops.

This can be used during the templating process to show future countertop owners what their finished piece might look like, offering a glimpse into the possible future, as well as an easier way to make decisions.

But — how does this work? How does augmented reality fit in, and why is the templating stage important? Let’s explore.

What is Templating?

Templating is an important part of the manufacturing and fabrication process. This is when the countertop is visualized in terms of space, and allows fabricators to create a countertop to your exact specifications.

Innovation in Templating

Still, the means for templating can vary; at one time, templating was carried out using physical materials such as plywood to create templates over the physical space, but advancements in technology have significantly transformed how we’re able to carry the process out.

Digital Measurements

Rather than using manual measurement techniques and physical materials to create a template, we can now make use of advanced laser technology to take highly precise measurements that account for even minute details, and then harness the power of augmented reality to create a virtual template that appears similar to the final product, virtually projected over a real-world space.

Bridging the Gap

While it may differ slightly from the final product in real life, this represents a significant leap from methods of the past and enables purchasers and fabricators to work closely on the final product, with numerous chances to offer feedback and make minor changes.

There are several methods for digital visualization, ranging from 2-dimensional drawings to dynamic 3-dimensional models, and even augmented reality models, which project a 3d model on top of a real-world space.

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The Bottom Line

As technology progresses in its complexity, so too does our ability to create seamless countertop buying experiences.

Augmented reality’s role in the visualization process of countertops represents a novel innovation that reflects a broader trend of technological integration in our renovation and construction experiences. While the future is impossible to predict with certainty, it’s likely we’ll continue to see technology involved in improving the process of creating the perfect countertops continue to evolve.

Remember, if you’re looking for high-quality custom countertops, at Marble Granite World, we take a cutting-edge approach to fabrication, with digital technology integrated seamlessly into the process, so that we can help you create the best possible countertop for your space.

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