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Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops have become a popular choice for homeowners who want a high end, attractive stone surface for their kitchen or bathroom. The reason? Quartz has become a countertop favorite because of its lustrous finish, range of unique colors and designs, and immense durability.

While its appearance ranges from subtle patterns to vibrant designs, quartz earned its reputation thanks to its exceptional durability and ability to replicate the appearance of less durable stones like marble. If your countertops need a refresh or total renovation, nothing compliments a space quite like quartz countertops.

Understanding Quartz Countertops

Quartz is a type of engineered stone composed of ground stone particles that are later bound together with resin. While the minerals give quartz their unique appearance and veining, the resin provides quartz countertops their distinct coloring and patterns. This resin also increases quartz countertops’ durability while minimizing their porosity, guaranteeing your surface can withstand the toughest spills or scratches.

Quartz is a hardened white or colorless mineral consisting of silicon dioxide, found widely in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Impurities in the quartz from minerals can cause some coloration, as you’d find in amethyst, citrine, and cairngorm. As a man-made solid surface countertop, quartz counters are engineered using about 93% quartz rock and 7% resin. The process forms an entirely non-porous surface, beneficial to any room in your home where bacteria or surface staining is a concern.

If you’re looking for a countertop designed to resist everyday scratches, spills, and stains, quartz countertops are the best option for your home. You won’t have to worry about the integrity or appearance of your countertops.

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Benefits of Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops have many benefits and features, and their surface combines style with strength. Thanks to its unique resins, quartz is very durable, which means it’s more resistant to chipping and scratching. It’s also highly resistant to bacteria and stains so long as it’s well maintained. Its engineering process creates a wide range of rich quartz countertop colors and patterns, which add a touch of elegance to your kitchen, bathroom, or other surfaces. 

Compared to granite or marble, quartz countertops’ non-porous surface is ideal for busier kitchens or bathrooms. It can stand up to juices, wine, and other acidic substances that are often the source of common countertop stains. Another bonus? Quartz is easy to sanitize and will not harbor bacteria so that you can cook with total peace of mind.

Overall, quartz countertops are designed to maintain their appearance and value so that you can enjoy these stone surfaces for many years. If you need an eye-catching and durable countertop, nothing does the job quite like quartz countertops.

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How to Select the Right Quartz Countertops

If you’re ready to install quartz countertops but aren’t sure which slab is right for your space, you’re not alone. Choosing your countertops is a big decision, so it’s crucial to think about what countertop design will match the space.

If you’re ready to find the right quartz countertop, consider the following:

Color and Pattern

    • Think about the current look of your kitchen, bathroom, or another indoor area. Depending on the atmosphere, you’ll want to pick a quartz slab that lets your decor shine or is the main attraction. Quartz colors and patterns range from neutral tones with slight veining to rich and vibrant designs. Determine what colors suit the area and narrow down your options from there.

Countertop Overhang 

    • It might not seem like a design priority, but your countertop overhang is everything. A countertop overhang is capable of complementing your space, enhancing your quartz countertops, and protecting your cabinets. Some overhangs and edging are more elaborate than others, so it’s essential to find something beautiful and durable.

Countertop Finish 

    • While a traditional countertop finish is timeless, it might not be the best choice for you. Think about if you prefer a polished or suede countertop finish, and discuss these options with your designer.

Countertop Thickness

    • Every quartz countertop slab is unique, which means countertop thickness will vary. Thinner slabs appear more modern and contemporary, while thicker slabs are more traditional and timeless.

If you’re still uncertain what quartz countertop slab is best for your space, our team of experts is here to help. Use our Material Catalog to see what quartz countertop designs suit your space, or take a Countertop Showroom Virtual Tour to view our showroom materials.

Quartz Countertop Installation Process


Before you can cook, entertain, and enjoy your quartz countertops, you’ll have to complete your countertop installation. Fortunately, countertop installation is very straightforward, and the experienced quartz countertop installers at Bloomday Granite and Marble are here to guide you every step of the way. If you’re unsure what to expect before installing quartz countertops, that’s okay! There is a lot that goes into the selection and installation. Luckily we can quartz countertop installation process is broken into a series of steps, so you’ll have a better idea of what to expect.

 

  • Countertop Consultation  
    • The countertop consultation is the initial step in the installation process! One of our designers will meet with you to discuss your quartz countertop ideas and upcoming project.
    • The consultation is an excellent opportunity to inform our team about your space and the scope of the project. Photos, design ideas, and countertop measurements give us a better idea of what to expect moving forward.

 

  • Select Your Countertop Material 
    • Once we’ve discussed your project, space, and potential design ideas, we’ll move forward with your countertop selection. Keep in mind that our showroom floor only showcases some of our fantastic quartz countertops. More can be found at our local suppliers, and we encourage our customers to visit them to view more of our selection!

 

  • Countertop Template 
    • The most critical step before installing your quartz countertops is taking a template of your countertops! Our precise laser template gives us the most accurate measurements of your current space so that we can ensure the most accurate assessment possible.

 

 

As you can see, quartz countertop installation is very straightforward, thanks to our team of professional quartz countertop installers. For an in-depth look at the installation process, review Bloomday Granite & Marble Process: Countertop Installation & Selection.

Hot to Clean Quartz Countertops

To properly clean and polish quartz countertops, there are few things to follow up with after installation. When it comes to cleaning your countertops, just use warm, soapy water or a mild surface cleaner. Avoid using bleach and harsh abrasives since they can strip away your countertops’ finish, which makes their surface prone to harboring bacteria. Quartz does not stain easily, but it’s best to wipe up any excess water or extra liquid to avoid potential stains on your countertops – for more helpful countertop tips, review our countertop cleaning do’s and don’ts

Another important quartz countertop tip: quartz isn’t very heat resistant compared to other natural stone materials. If hot items are placed on your quartz countertops, they’re susceptible to damage. To protect your quartz countertops, avoid placing hot pans, crock pots, or other hot items directly on the surface. It’s also a good idea to use trivets to prevent damage and discoloration. Be mindful that quartz countertops can chip if they experience heavy impact around the edges, so avoid dropping things or placing heavy objects near the end of your countertops.

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Need quartz countertops maintenance suggestions? Contact the professional quartz countertop installers at Bloomday. We’ll go over this beautiful material’s primary properties and how you can clean and care for your quartz countertops. Just schedule a consultation to learn more about our buying and installation process.

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