Quartz Countertops in Phoenix’s West Valley
Quartz is one of the most popular stones to install in a home. Whether it be in a kitchen, bathroom, office, laundry room, She shed, or outdoor grill area, quartz is an attractive option for homeowners seeking a reliable and stylish surface. There are several benefits to choosing quartz for your kitchen countertops, making it a great choice for both practical and aesthetic reasons. Here are some of the advantages of buying quartz:
Durability-Quartz is well-suited for high-traffic areas because it is one of the hardest minerals on Earth. This makes it extremely durable, resistant to scratches, stains, and even impact.
Low-Maintenance-Quartz is non-porous, which means it does not require sealing like natural stones such as granite. Countertops made of quartz are low-maintenance and easy to clean. Mild soap and water can be used to wipe away spills and stains.
Hygienic-Because quartz is a non-porous material, it is resistant to bacterial growth and easy to keep clean. This feature makes quartz ideal for kitchen surfaces where hygiene is a priority.
Long-lasting-Quartz countertops are strong, durable, and a reliable option for homeowners looking for a material that can last for many years.
Heat-Resistant-Although more heat-resistant than some other materials, including natural stone, it is advisable to use trivets or hot pads to protect quartz countertop surfaces from hot pots, pans, and kettles. Heat-resistant does not mean heatproof.
Stain-resistant-The non-porous nature of quartz means that liquids will not penetrate the surface and cause discoloration. For this reason, quartz countertops are highly resistant to common stains from substances like coffee, wine, and oils.
Buying Quartz Countertops
Purchasing quartz countertops involves several steps that involve design, planning, finding a reputable supplier, and ensuring proper installation. To begin the process, our team provides a free, in-home estimate. During our time together, we talk about your project and provide samples to help you achieve your desired look. We also take necessary measurements and provide recommendations to help you stay within budget.
After our initial meeting, you will then have the opportunity to visit one of our stone suppliers to view quartz slabs up close to get a real feel for how the stone will look in your space. Things to consider when choosing quartz for a kitchen countertop are the color, pattern, edge profile, and thickness. Quartz countertops come in a wide range of colors and patterns and because quartz is engineered, it is more consistent in appearance than natural stones.
Once the quartz is selected, we provide a comprehensive estimate. With your written approval, the quartz is ordered, fabricated, and installed. This typically takes 2-3 weeks from the date of your written approval.
Granite Countertop Installation
During the fabrication process, the homeowner is responsible for ordering any necessary appliances, including the kitchen sink. We pick up the template included in the sink packaging for use during fabrication to make necessary cuts. The homeowner is also responsible for all plumbing involved, including disconnect, reconnect, or even replacement. On the day of installation, we will remove and haul away the old countertop and install the new countertop, including any necessary support to accommodate for the new countertop and sink (this is discussed at time of estimate). A typical kitchen countertop installation can take anywhere from a few hours to a day or two. The amount of time it takes for the actual install depends on several factors, including the size and complexity of your kitchen and the type of material chosen.
Where to Buy Quartz in the Phoenix Area
We partner with several quartz suppliers here in the Phoenix area that include MSI, Aracruz RE, and Boulder Image Premium Quartz. These suppliers have a large selection of quartz and qualified associates available onsite to guide you and answer any questions you may have about the material, cost, and availability of the stone.
Quartz Care and Repair
Because quartz is an engineered stone, it is relatively simple to care for compared to other stones. It is a durable and low-maintenance material and can last for years with some common sense care. Here are a few guidelines for caring for and repairing quartz:
Use Mild Soap and Water: Avoid using abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, and harsh cleaners as prolonged exposure to highly acidic or alkaline substances could negatively affect the stone by dulling the surface.
Wipe Spills Promptly: Although sealing is not required, spills should be wiped immediately to avoid potential staining. Discoloration can occur when acidic substances such as lemon juice, vinegar, wine, or coffee are left untreated.
Inspect Regularly: Periodically check your quartz countertops to locate any chips or cracks so that they can be treated promptly to avoid further damage.
Consult the Professionals: To repair a chip or crack in your quartz countertop or for any damage you are unsure of, always call in the experts. We are quartz repair specialists in the West Valley and can assess your specific situation in a timely manner. It is always advisable to address issues promptly to preserve the beauty and integrity of your quartz countertop.
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