When it comes to countertops, engineered quartz is indeed the style chameleon! Whether you like traditional or modern, ecru or apple green, polished or honed, patterned or flecked, the myriad of choices have got you covered. Engineered quartz countertops are also non-allergenic, non-toxic and exceptionally easy to maintain. There’s not much to dislike about this beautiful man-made material.
Engineered quartz is a synthetic product made with between 90 and 95% ground quartz, with 5 – 10% pigments and resins. It is manufactured in an amazing spectrum of colours from earthy tones to bright reds, and patterns from concrete to crocodile.
Engineered quartz counters have many boasting rights. Thanks to their composition, they are tough like granite, while the resins make them impact-resistant, malleable, scratch resistant and incredibly durable. Also, quartz is non-porous, which makes it resistant to stains. When it comes to large installations, quartz has a leg up on natural stone because of its flexibility and ability to be fabricated with fewer joints.
Quartz counters are eco-friendly because they don’t affect indoor air quality and emit very few volatile organic compounds (VOCs). As such, quartz products have been certified by the GreenGuard Environmental Institute – an independent global organization that verifies claims of low-emissivity.
Quartz counters also get the green thumbs-up for durability that can last a lifetime, and because several manufacturers make them with recycled content.
At Northern Granite Works in Barrie, ON, we have nearly 30 years of experience. The words “average” and “mediocrity” have no place in our business. We are, and always have been, committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations – in every way. Contact us today for more information.