Quartz engineering methods have been around for over 50 years, but this highly-durable material has only recently gained in popularity. Two key factors play a role in its rise in popularity. Quartz is durable, and it is easier to maintain than both marble and granite. In the past, quartz lacked in design, color, and beauty. But today, quartz can be engineered in designs and colors that ignite the imagination.
Quartz is not only the perfect material for designing kitchen and bathroom countertops, but you can also use quartz on wet bars, backsplashes, tub decks, wall cladding, tub/shower surrounds, and even furniture.
Most homeowners overlook the benefits of using quartz over granite and marble. Below are five reasons why quartz is the perfect choice for your next kitchen or bathroom design project.
Quartz is more durable than marble and granite, which tend to stain and scratch easily. Another attribute that homeowners like is that quartz, unlike marble and granite, never needs to be sealed. Marble and granite can be more costly over the long run as well. Both must be sealed as often as once a year. And quartz is resistant to heat, impact, and harsh chemicals from cleaning products. Raphael Stone uses 93% natural quartz and 7% resin when manufacturing their high-quality, durable, and non-porous quartz surfaces.
Although quartz is much more resilient and durable than natural stone, it is still affordable. The price falls somewhere between that of marble and granite. Marble countertops can cost anywhere from $125 to $250 per square foot, and granite countertops can run between $100 to $225 per square foot. The price of quartz countertops can range from $75 to $185 per square foot. When considering cost, also keep in mind the long-term investment of ownership. As mentioned above, quartz never requires resealing. And Raphael Stone’s quartz countertops come with a lifetime warranty.
Keep in mind that because quartz is an engineered stone, it allows for endless design possibilities. It is up to the manufacturer to keep pushing the boundaries. In 2011, Acher Cohen, President and Lead Designer for Raphael Stone, invented and perfected the marble design in quartz. For 12 months, he worked with engineers to create a method by which marble could be designed on quartz slabs. Today, Raphael Stone has the largest selection of marble designs.
The limits on design are only imposed by the engineers and the designers’ imagination.
White quartz countertops come in with a variety of textures. Raphael Stone manufactures countertops that can be polished or leather finished. The polished countertop has a smoother and shiny finish. A leathered surface usually has a soft sheen to it but is much less shiny than the glossy look of a polished slab.
Most of the white quartz countertops have streaks and veins of black or grey which provide a great alternative to marble. Marble look quartz has the beautiful look of marble with all the durability and easy maintenance of quartz.
Quartz designs can be bookmatched, which is the process of matching two more adjacent surfaces so that the slabs replicate each other.
Raphael Stone, headquartered in Lodi, New Jersey, with warehouses throughout North America, is one of the largest quartz manufacturing companies in the US. Recently, it opened a new quartz factory in Turkey. Raphael Stone sells to Designers, Builders, Home Owners, Distributors, and Fabricators. Raphael’s quartz slabs are much larger than industry standards at 127” x 64”. As one of the largest suppliers of quartz stone, we also sell the highest quality porcelain, mosaics, porcelain pavers, and engineered marble.
Raphael’s collection of quartz filled with colors and textures. It offers more than 70 colors and patterns which 40 of them have marble-look and book-matched. All the products come with LIFETIME WARRANTY* and free delivery** within a day or the next day up to 50 miles radius to the customer’s location. You can also order up to 3 Free Samples.
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