QUARTZ
QUARTZ
FEATURED: CALACATTA LEON GOLD



WHY CHOOSE QUARTZ?

Quartz has become a popular choice for kitchen countertops in recent years thanks to its durability and vast range of color patterns. Unlike granite and other natural stones, quartz slabs are relatively consistent from slab to slab since it is an engineered stone. It is made of 90-94% crushed stone, bound together by an adhesive. Quartz is not mined like natural stones but instead is engineered in a factory. Book an appointment to visit our showroom, conveniently located between Greensboro and Winston-Salem, to browse our full slab inventory and view samples.

How durable is quartz?  Quartz is made of a mixture of recycled stone, polymer resin, and pigment. It is actually much more impact resistant than any other natural stone. It offers extreme durability on many fronts, such as scratch resistance, impact resistance, and heat resistance. Unlike many natural stones, quartz offers consistency in its patterns. Its beauty comes from the endless color and patterns options available. Most quartz slabs are available in a polished finish, while some slabs are available in a honed/matte finish.  Browse our full inventory of quartz slabs online.

Where quartz is used? Quartz is perfect for use throughout your house!  Although quartz is not a good fit for outdoor use, it is a perfect option for indoor projects such as kitchen countertops, laundry room countertops, bathroom vanities, fireplace surrounds, backsplashes, shower seats, desktops, and more!

Once you’ve picked a quartz color for your countertop or other project, the next step is to pick an edge profile! We offer a solid selection of edge profiles to go along with the style you’re seeking. Ask us which edge profiles we recommend!

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CARE & MAINTENANCE

Cleaning your quartz countertops after each use (or at least daily) is recommended. Use warm, soapy water or any ammonia-free and bleach-free cleaning solution to wipe up dirt, spills, or any other residue.  Feel free to also use any product specifically marketed as a granite or quartz cleaner or granite-safe or quartz-safe product.  You can also ask us about our 3-in-1 “Cleaner, Protector, Polisher”, available for purchase!

Sealing
Quartz does NOT require sealer, as it manufactured with a polymer resin that serves as a permanent sealant.

Heat
Quartz is a heat-durable product.  Due to the fact that it is not 100% natural, is can crack or pop if high temperatures are applied to a concentrated area.  Avoid placing hot pots and slow cookers directly on the surface. It is best practice to use a heat trivet as extra protection.  As with any product, quartz is not indestructible.

Scratching
Quartz is scratch-resistant.  This gives you the ability to cut directly on the surface, although you may eventually dull your knives!  It is best practice to use a cutting board as extra protection, especially for heavy cutting and chopping.  Remember, quartz is not indestructible, therefore it is not scratch-proof!  If you ever find your quartz has scratched, contact us to see how we can help remedy the situation.

Staining
Quartz is virtually stain-proof due to the fact that it is engineered with a built-in sealer; however, certain products such as nail polish, permanent marker, or turmeric can leave “ghost marks” if they are left to sit on the quartz surface for too long.  Aggressive scuff marks or spills on quartz can be removed using any non-abrasive cleaner (i.e. Soft Scrub, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, or dishwasher soap) and gentle pressure.

Durability
Quartz is very durable.  It is very impact-resistant.  However, with the right force and angle of impact, quartz can chip or break.  Do not stand on your countertop or bang items against it.  Use care when placing large or heavy objects on your countertops.

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The quartz colors listed below are not guaranteed to be in-stock. 

Visit our LIVE INVENTORY page to browse our current inventory of quartz slabs.

Please call or email us to inquire about availability of each color, as manufacturers’ websites may not always be up-to-date.