Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Quartz Kitchen Countertops

If you are looking for affordable, stylish countertops for your home, engineered quartz from Motor City Granite & Cabinets 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 design needs. Our team of professional countertop installers can help you choose the right quartz countertop for your kitchen to create a stunning centerpiece for your home.

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What to Know About Engineered Quartz Countertops

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 synthetic stone.

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.

Benefits of Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops make an excellent choice for your home improvement project. This is due to their affordability, design options, durability, and low-maintenance needs.

Chip and Scratch Resistant

Because engineered quartz is more flexible than quartzite, it doesn’t chip or scratch as easily when it comes into contact with sharp edges like knives or heavy stainless steel appliances like coffee makers or blenders.

Stain-Free and Sanitary

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.

High Heat Resistance

This density that adds to the durability of quartz countertops also makes them heat resistant, although the material is not heat-proof, and sustained heat could damage the surface. 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 easy maintenance offers long-term financial savings because you will not need to have your counters professionally resealed as often.

Quartz Countertop Colors

Because engineered quartz is an artificial material, a wide variety of colors and patterns are available compared to the natural stone alternatives. This allows you to pick your countertop colors to coordinate with your walls, cabinets, or kitchen hardware.

Depending on the direction your kitchen faces, you can also choose between light shades to capitalize on natural light sources or darker tones to add drama to your interior.

Quartz countertop manufacturers make engineered quartz to resemble naturally occurring countertop materials, such as marble or granite. This gives you the organic feel associated with these natural stone surfaces without the higher price tag.

At Motor City Granite & Cabinets, we offer a huge selection of quartz slab colors and designs to transform your indoor or outdoor kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room countertops. Here are some of our popular choices:

Dramatic Black Quartz Countertops That Look Like Marble

Make a bold style statement in your kitchen with the Aurora Suede Finish slab that gives your space the luxurious look of a natural marble countertop at an affordable price. The black quartz is flecked with white and features thick, white lightning bolt veins, giving you high-end countertops that perfectly match matte black appliances for an ultra-modern aesthetic.

Retro-Inspired Kitchen with Quartz Countertops

Get old-fashioned with a chic retro-style kitchen featuring a cozy brown quartz countertop that pairs perfectly with classic Shaker white cabinets and retro white appliances.

Fantasy Brown Polished quartz slabs from Motor City Granite & Cabinetry feature striations and deep brown veining to give them the look of real stone.

Bold Black Quartz Countertops and a Matching Backsplash

Give your kitchen or bathroom a cohesive design with a matching backsplash and countertop. Pair Black Pearl Polished quartz bathroom countertops with a high-gloss black subway tile backsplash for a breathtaking bathroom that won’t feel small or cramped.

White Quartz Countertops for a Pale, Neutral Kitchen

Channel sleek, minimalist Scandinavian design with white quartz countertops. A white countertop such as French Lace or Temple White coordinates perfectly with natural materials commonly found in Scandi design like wooden furnishings and floors.

Despite the crisp white color, you don’t need to worry about staining. Unlike other natural stone countertops like granite or marble, engineered quartz has a non-porous surface, so spills are easy to clean up.

Quartz Countertop That Looks Just Like Concrete

The Metro Slate brushed finish adds a contemporary, sleek feel to your kitchen with a concrete-like appeal. Busy households can enjoy the durable surfaces, stain resistance, and ease of cleaning with this quartz gray kitchen countertop.

Quartz Countertops Cleaning and Maintenance

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: wiping your countertops with a damp cloth and then drying them with a soft, clean cloth. For more intensive cleaning, you can move to additional methods. These include:

  • Use a mild soap with a pH between five and eight, warm water, and a soft cloth to wipe down messes
  • Using a non-abrasive cleaner along with a damp cloth
  • Using a small amount of rubbing alcohol on stubborn stains
  • Rinsing and drying your countertops after using any type of cleaner

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 clean stains with the mildest method first and gradually increase strength as needed.

Quartz Countertops Cost

Quartz countertops can range in price from $50-$200 per square foot. The average cost of quartz countertops per square foot can vary between manufacturers and according to how much material is needed.

The cost of labor and installation is also a factor since professional installation is recommended. The price of quartz countertops also depends on whether you want a standard slab or a custom design.

Matching your countertops with your kitchen cabinets can also affect color choices, edge treatments, and the type of sink you choose with your quartz countertops.

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Designing Your Quartz Countertops

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.

Initial Measurements

We start your countertop project by measuring your countertops to determine the right dimensions for your kitchen.

Choose Quartz Colors and Edge Profiles

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.

You can then choose from a variety of edge profiles, depending on your aesthetic. You can choose from a raw edge, beveled edge, bullnose edge, waterfall edge, or eased edge. We can custom-design your edges to suit your space’s style and layout.

Final Measurements and Installation

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.

Upgrade Your Quartz Countertops With Motor City Granite & Cabinets

Your kitchen is the hub of your home, seeing activity at all hours of the day. Installing high-quality countertops in a material that meets your price point and lifestyle needs is essential.

At Motor City Granite & Cabinets, we specialize in several natural stones and engineered alternative materials, such as granite, quartzite, and engineered quartz. Contact us using our convenient online form or call (248) 988-0137 to request a free quote.