If you are looking for an affordable and stylish option for new kitchen countertops, engineered quartz is an excellent option. Quartz is an artificial countertop material that is more affordable than natural stone and requires less upkeep and maintenance.
At Motor City Granite & Cabinets, we carry a wide selection of engineered quartz options so you can find the style and price that meet your financial and creative needs. Our team of professional countertop installers can help you choose the right quartz countertop for your kitchen to create a stunning, livable centerpiece for your home.
Natural quartz, or quartzite, is a hard crystalline rock created when sandstone experiences heat and pressure deep below the Earth’s surface. Quartzite is one of the hardest minerals on Earth, making it a versatile material used in paving roads and making countertops.
Countertop manufacturers make engineered quartz out of quartzite stone. They mix crushed quartzite stone with a binding agent known as resin. The resin acts as an adhesive and creates a strongly bonded and non-porous quartz surface that is slightly more flexible than natural quartz.
Countertops made of engineered quartz have become increasingly common in kitchens and bathrooms. They are popular for combining the beneficial qualities of natural stone with the durability and versatility of artificial substances.
At Motor City Granite & Cabinets, we are a leading fabricator and supplier of engineered quartz countertops in Oakland County, with the most diverse range of engineered quartz in the Detroit area. We can provide you with everything from standard slabs or quartz for your kitchen counters or custom-dimension quartz for your kitchen island.
Quartz countertops make an excellent choice for your home improvement project. This is due to their affordability, design options, durability, and low-maintenance needs.
Because engineered quartz is more flexible than quartzite, it does not chip or scratch as easily when it comes into contact with sharp edges, such as knives or heavy appliances like coffee makers or blenders. Engineered quartz also has a higher density than natural stone, making its surface less prone to absorbing stains or grime from spilled food and drink. This makes the countertop easier to clean and maintain as a sanitary food preparation space.
This density also lends a level of heat resistance to engineered quartz, although the material is not heat-proof. Unlike quartzite and other natural stone countertops, engineered quartz does not have to be sealed or waxed before use, so it is ready to go as soon as it’s installed.
This attribute also represents a long-term financial saving, as you will not need to have your counters professionally resealed at regular intervals.
Best practices for countertop care, such as the use of cutting boards, the immediate wiping of spills, and the use of trivets and heat-pads for hot pots and pans, are necessary to preserve the look and feel of your kitchen counters and prevent them from sustaining permanent damage or becoming dull.
Because engineered quartz is an artificial material, there is a wide variety of colors and patterns available compared to its natural alternatives. Pick your countertop colors to coordinate with your walls, cabinets, or kitchen hardware. Depending on the aspect of your kitchen, decide on whether to choose light shades to capitalize on natural light sources or darker tones to ground your interior.
Engineered quartz is also easily made to resemble the appearance of naturally occurring countertop materials, such as marble or granite—this way, the organic feel associated with these stone surfaces is achieved without the higher price tag.
Decide on the finish and edge style for the final touch to your engineered quartz kitchen. Options for edge styles include square, curved, rounded, or waterfall—finishes for engineered quartz range from polished for a luxurious gloss or honed for a contemporary matte feel.
Quartz is the perfect choice for kitchen islands and countertops because of its low-maintenance needs. Quartz is an engineered stone, so it doesn’t require the same level of care as natural stone. Quartz is also preferable to other manufactured materials such as stainless steel because it doesn’t require the effort of daily buffing and shining to remove fingerprints.
To maintain your quartz countertops, you can follow a simple daily routine that involves wiping your countertops with a damp cloth, then drying them with a soft, clean cloth. For more intensive cleaning, you can move to additional methods. These include:
Although quartz counters are easy to clean, avoid using abrasive cleaners, steel wool, melamine sponges, or high-acid cleaners to maintain your countertop surfaces. Always begin cleaning stains with the mildest method first and then gradually increase strength as needed.
When you work with Motor City Granite & Cabinets, you have access to our knowledgeable team of countertop experts with 30 plus years of combined professional experience. Our staff can help you with all aspects of your kitchen countertop installation from the start to the finish of your project.
We start your countertop project by measuring your countertops to determine the right dimensions for your kitchen. Then, we walk you through choosing your quartz countertops from a wide range of colors and patterns to find an option that gives your kitchen a unique look and matches your interior design vision.
Once we order and receive your countertops, we’ll perform a final measurement check to confirm that the dimensions are accurate. Finally, our professional installers visit your home to install your new quartz counters. The final result is a gorgeous kitchen remodel with long-lasting, durable, and stylish engineered stone countertops.
Your kitchen is the hub of your home, seeing activity at all hours of the day. It is essential to install high-quality countertops in a material that meets your price point and lifestyle needs.
At Motor City Granite & Cabinets, we specialize in a number of natural stones and engineered alternative materials, such as granite, quartzite, and engineered quartz. Contact us using our online form or call (248) 988-0137 to request a free quote.