Inviting And Efficient Kitchen
When it comes to designing your kitchen, there are a number of different factors to consider, including functionality, durability, budget, and of course, aesthetic appeal.
One of the most important design elements in any kitchen is your choice of countertop. Because kitchen counters play a significant role in the overall appeal of any kitchen; they are like the icing on the cake, a beautiful finish, which helps connect all of the other elements. With the large number of available options, choosing the right countertop for you can be overwhelming, however, quartz countertops are undoubtedly the best fit for any kitchen due to their numerous benefits. At Quartex Surfaces in Toronto, we are proud to offer a vast range of quartz surfaces to help you create your dream kitchen.
One of the greatest advantages of quartz countertops is their durability. Quartz is as durable as concrete and granite but is not as prone to cracking, which makes it a very sensible choice for kitchen countertops. Many people also prefer its softer finish, as opposed to concrete which can feel quite hard. It is also scratch, stain, and heat resistant, which means you can feel confident in the longevity of your investment. In fact, it is rated 7.0 on Moh’s Hardness Scale, a scale used to measure scratch resistance; only materials, such as sapphires, topaz, and diamonds can rank higher.
This non-porous surface can easily tolerate spills without the risk of staining which is a concern for other comparable surfaces such as granite. As a result, spilled coffee, tea, wine, oil, or various juices will not affect the surface, keeping your family workstation looking clean and fresh. The non-porous quality of quartz also makes it an incredibly hygienic surface, as it will not harbor bacteria or mildew. While materials such as granite can allow bacteria to be trapped and multiplied, quartz prevents bacteria causing agents from penetrating its surface. Thus, you can feel comfortable that the surface you and your family prepare and consume meals on is germ-free. Our Quartex products also come with a “lifetime limited warranty” to give you further peace of mind.
No need for specialized cleaning products! Because it is an engineered product, unlike many countertop alternatives, quartz is incredibly easy to maintain. While materials such as granite easily stain and require special cleaning and frequent resealing, quartz is a non-porous material, which resists stains, is simple to clean, and does not require sealing. This makes it a carefree option for your kitchen countertops. Once installed, quartz countertopscan be cleaned with soap and water and a soft cloth or towel- avoiding certain harsh abrasives. With their low-maintenance appeal, it is no wonder that quartz kitchen countertops are quickly gaining popularity.
In addition to its practical qualities, quartz will appeal to any design aesthetic. Whether your style is modern or traditional, there is a quartz countertop for you. You can choose between a wide array of colours, including natural options such as shades of brown, grey, black, white, and cream, or bolder choices such as hues of blue, and gold. Unlike natural stones such as marble or granite, the manufacturing process used for quartz enables suppliers to offer this material in a greater range of colours. From brilliant white, to grey iceberg or graphite spark, we can easily match your current décor, including existing kitchen cabinets, walls, and furniture or select a beautiful colour that will provide timeless elegance through changing styles over the years. We also offer a range of different finishes, which allows you even greater flexibility when it comes to your kitchen design. Whether you prefer a smooth, high gloss, polished surface, a sandblasted or embossed finish, our customer care team will work with you to select the perfect quartz countertops for your space.
Caring for your quartz kitchen countertops
Although quartz countertops are extremely durable and easy to maintain, it is important to understand that they are not completely damage proof. A few rules of thumb provide the simple care required to keep your finishes looking as sleek as the day they were installed. Quartz will resist stains from substances such as coffee and wine, but permanent markers, inks, or dye can stain your countertops. In the event that your kitchen countertop is marked with ink or dye, be sure to rinse it immediately and cleanse it with a product designed for quartz material.
In addition, harsh products such as paint removal, turpentine or other stripping products can harm or even discolour the surface of quartz. Abrasive cleaners such as bleach, acid, oven cleaners, oil soaps, or silver cleaners can damage the surface and eat away at the gloss. Luckily, harsh cleansers are not needed on these versatile surfaces. It is important to ensure that you select a gentle, manufacturer approved cleansing product for use on your quartz countertops.
At Quartex Surfaces, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer care every step of the way – from the design process to the installation of your quartz kitchen countertops. However, what really sets us apart is the support we offer even after installation. Should you have any questions or concerns about our products, we are always here to help you. Our outstanding “lifetime limited warranty” is proof of our dedication to continual customer care.
Whether you are a contractor, homeowner, or designer, we welcome you to visit our showroom, conveniently located in Toronto, to see the wide variety of quartz we offer. Our team of knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to guide you through our extensive showroom and help you find the product that meets your needs. We will take the time to get to know you, listen to your goals for your renovation or custom design and make recommendations that suit your design aesthetic and budget.
To learn more and have your questions answered, please contact us today at 905-482-7082 or toll free 1-844- 9QUARTZ (978-2789) to schedule a consultation or visit our showroom.
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