Category "Home Improvement"

Quartz Countertops

November 23, 2020

Quartz CountertopsUsing natural-looking materials and organic patterns in your home is always the right choice, whether you like a country and casual or sleek and modern design. Materials that mimic natural stone are the perfect solution when you want to remodel and upgrade your space.

A new quartz countertop is a great way to give your kitchen and bathroom a stylish, yet practical makeover. While being aesthetically pleasing, it is also durable and easy to maintain. It has incredible flexibility to be personalized to your style and preference. It allows you to get the timeless or contemporary style and choose anything from subtle to bold.

Even though this type of countertop is relatively new, it became one of the most popular kitchen design solutions in the world, thanks to all its benefits. Keep on reading to find out why you should go for a quartz countertop and our top tips for choosing the right one for your kitchen remodeling NJ.

Benefits of quartz countertops

Easy to maintain

Low-maintenance is at the top of our list. These countertops don’t need to be resealed as stone or wood do. Whichever design you choose, you can take care of it pretty easily. All you have to do to keep your countertop clean is use water and soap.


Quartz is nonporous and antimicrobial, which means that you can forget about stains, scratches, and bacterial growth. Once you have your beautiful new countertop, you don’t want to worry whether something will spill and destroy that perfect look. With quartz countertops, you can rest assured that no such thing will happen. Furthermore, they are durable and will last for a long time, with a warranty anywhere from 10 years to a lifetime.

Extremely versatile

Another benefit of these countertops is their versatility. Because this stone is manufactured it offers endless variety. There are patterns that look like granite or marble, concrete, etc. You can choose between polished, matte, and rugged finishes. With so many different styles and designs, there is no doubt that you will easily find your favorite look.

Choosing the right quartz countertops

Take your time to decide what works for you the best before you purchase the first design that’s appealing to you. Beware of the difference in quality. You might feel the need to cut on some expenses when renovating, but remember that your quartz countertop will last through the decades. It certainly is an investment, but it doesn’t mean you should compromise on quality. You should choose the best quality you can afford. Making a final decision will take some time and a process of trial and fail because some samples will look different in different settings.

Stylish Kitchen Quartz Countertops

Carry on reading to find a few tips that might help you with your search.

Discover your favorite design

White Quartz Kitchen CountertopsQuartz countertops come in a wide variety of colors and patterns you can choose from. Lots of versatility means that you can find the best tone and undertone to perfectly match your color pallet.

Pay special attention to lightning. Showrooms usually have strong lightning which might not be the case with your kitchen. Keep in mind that some shades might appear darker or lighter when displayed in the store. Go ahead and ask for samples to best determine your favorite quartz design. Maybe that busy design and plenty of veining will fit just right with your contemporary and minimalistic kitchen. Perhaps your vintage-style bathroom will look better if you choose quartz with plain and minimal patterns. You might want to see how the concrete-looking quartz works for you.

Given so many different options, the only way to know what works is to see it in your home, with your lighting, and exactly in the space where you intend to install it.

Feel free to try several options before making a final decision and don’t be afraid to go back and get a completely different style. You might find out that your space actually looks better with another pattern, and you will only discover your favorite design if you try it together with your existing furniture.

Choose the right size

Finding the length and width of the surface is simple, but the thickness of the countertop is something to be considered. The standard thickness of the quartz countertop is 1 1/4 inches, but your dealer might recommend a different thickness depending on the purpose of the countertop.

Pick the edging style

Choose the Right Style for Your Kitchen Countertops

Final touches help to define a style you were aiming for and create a pleasing design. Edges are an important part of choosing the perfect quartz countertop. A standard edge is a waterfall edge or a straight edge. But you might want to go for another design to create a dramatic look. Some options are beveled, ogee, bullnose, and custom countertop edges. Besides defining the style, the custom edge might require a different thickness and affect the price, so make sure you pick the one that meets your expectations.

Settle on your appliances and fixtures

Measurements of the area where your countertop will be installed have to be taken before fabrication. You should know where the appliances and fixtures will be because your fabricator needs to know all the dimensions and the layout prior to fabrication. Go ahead and choose your sinks, faucets, and cooktops before you order a new quartz countertop.

Downsides of quartz countertops

Quartz CountertopsIf you are planning an outdoor installation, such as a backyard kitchen, you might want to choose another material. Even though quartz is durable in indoor settings, it is sensitive to extreme temperatures and constant exposure to the sun can lead to fading and eventual warping.

Now that you went through a quick guide, it’s time to find a new countertop that fits your home perfectly. Let’ connect! Design Depot Englewood NJ is the right place to contact a designer. Book an appointment today and we will take care of the rest.

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