Quartz countertops Paris TN are rapidly gaining popularity among homeowners, including kitchen and bathroom designers. Quartz countertops are just so easy to maintain and are available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures. While primary uses of quartz continue to be kitchen and bath counters, it can also be used for backsplashes, shower stalls, shower entries, tub decking and even fireplace surrounds.
These countertops are made from ground quartz with polyester resin used as a binder. Quartz is nonporous and antimicrobial making it resistant to stains, odors, and bacterial growth. Quartz can be installed as a slab or cut into tiles. Here are four tips to help you find the perfect quartz countertops!
Check Samples in Different Light
Obviously, fabricators will show you samples before you buy quartz countertops in Clarksville TN. This is where you need to be extra careful, as lighting can present these countertops very differently. If you have decided on the color and type already, try to check the samples on varying light. That way, you will know if it exactly matches your kitchen design needs. Besides, the fabricator would not mind letting you do this, as they understand the importance of finding the right quartz.
Color And Appearance
To the untrained eye, quartz countertops appear to be natural stone. What makes it different? Natural stone is variable by nature; hence, colors and patterns may shift and change on a large slab. Surface pits are a mark of granite. Engineered stone on the other hand, displays a “consistent variability” or mottling in color and texture throughout a quartz countertop. Each slab looks the same, which helps minimize the visible seams that often plague granite countertop installations. The actual appearance of the quartz surface varies depending on the size and mix of the granules. Smaller, finer crystals give a more uniform appearance, while larger ones provide a more mottled look.
Select the Right Thickness
When selecting quartz, it is important to consider the thickness that you will need for the application. The standard thickness of a slab of quartz is
1¼-inch. Generally, this is the thickness recommended for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities. Quartz comes in ½-inch, ¾-inch and 1½-inch thickness. Some fabricators offer a slab that is 1-centimeter thick that can be used to create layered edging profiles.
Edging helps to determine the style of a counter or vanity and effects pricing. Standard edges are straight (squared) and waterfall edges. These edges can be applied to quartz that is 1¼ inch thick. More intricate edging options include ogee (a curved edge), pencil, beveled, bullnose (a rounded edge), and “laminated edging” profiles which add an extra layer of quartz to achieve a dramatic look.
Want to know more about quartz countertops in Clarksville TN? Call us today at Empire Granite & Marble. One of our experts will be there to assist you every step of the way. Give us a ring now!