Complete Guide to Quartz Countertops
Countertops are an essential part of your home and should always be both functional and attractive. For the everyday homeowner, natural stone might feel overwhelming with all the care and maintenance that comes with the material. Luckily for those homeowners, engineered quartz is available to give you exactly what you are looking for! Here is a helpful guide to quartz countertops in Chicago.
What is Quartz?
Quartz is a naturally occurring mineral that is hard and crystalline. To produce a quartz countertop slab, pieces of quartz are ground up and put in a resin. It is during this step that special technology adds the many patterns and colors that make quartz countertops resemble natural stone.
Advantages of Quartz Countertops in Chicago
There are several attributes of quartz that make it perfect for use in kitchens and bathrooms. The material is extremely durable, more durable than granite. Scratches can occur on the countertop, but the scratches would have to be severe in order to do so. Due to quartz being “man-made”, the surface is 100% non-porous. Cleaning up spills is easy when you do not have to worry about anything penetrating the surface and applying a sealer year after year. Quartz can also withstand high temperatures, so it is a good choice for kitchen work surfaces. If you keep quartz clean, it will look brand new for many years to come. It is a very low maintenance material.
Choose Sprovieri’s Custom Counters
Sprovieri’s Custom Counters is a family-owned and operated business with more than 50 years of experience with customized fabrication of countertops in the Chicago area. We have a team of craftsmen who create high-quality, beautiful, custom countertops for both residential and commercial projects. We work with you from choosing your materials, through the fabrication and installation of your new custom surfaces. View the many examples of our work on our website or Instagram. Contact Sprovieri's Custom Counters for a free estimate: 630-543-3400.