Quartz slabs are made from the 4th hardest mineral on earth, quartz countertops are arguably one of the most durable options for kitchen countertops and bathroom countertops. Aeon Stone and Tile carries a wide variety of colors, including fire-engine red and apple green, as well as earthy browns, blacks, and creams, with sparkles and veining for the look of granite or marble. Pure white quartz countertops are the most popular due to the neutral, clean look.
Unlike natural-stone slabs, which are mined, these slabs are engineered in a factory and hence considered processed. The quartz slabs are made from ground quartz (about 93 percent), combined with polyester resins to hold it together and pigments to give it color. This forms a very hard surface very similar to granite. The appearance depends on how the quartz is ground: coarsely ground quartz produces a flecked appearance, while finely ground quartz produces a smooth look. For some products, small amounts of recycled glass or metallic/mirror flecks are added to the mix. A sealer is pre-applied during the manufacturing process in Quartz slabs whereas natural stone countertops need to be sealed after installation. Many quartz manufacturers market their slabs as stain and scratch proof, often at the expense of the natural stone industry. However, with today’s technology, certain sealers warranty natural stone products against staining for over 10 – 15 years. Many natural stones are also harder than quartz so when selecting your countertop material, select it for the look and for your lifestyle rather than misinformation.
The selection of quartz countertops is very vast. There are several companies who make quartz and often client would ask which is the best and what is the difference. Usually quartz countertops or quartz slabs are made with a Breton machinery that many factories all around the world purchase. Breton has created their patented technology and factories can come up with our mix of colors using different colored quartz and color pigments to come up with their own unique quartz countertops or slabs. it is up to the client to select the colors and mix they like to have for their products and ofcourse the price point for each of these quartz countertops.
China has recently comeup with duplicating technology and create their own quartz slabs to make quartz countertops. Some of these factories are technologically very superior and use similar standard to make quartz slabs for quartz countertops. The price point is very attractive and specially for muli family projects this product from China which is made to look similar to the famous brand names in the market place for quartz countertops.
At Aeon Stone and Tile we carry 3 top quality brands of quartz offering a huge range of colors and price attractive options for quartz countertops. The very superior brand which is very attractive in price is STONE COUTURE QUARTZ comes in 32 colors. Stone Couture Quartz is available in standard size of 120“ x 55“ and also in Jumbo Size of 126“ x 63“ and available in tiles of 24“ x 48“, 24“ x 24“ and 12“ x 24“. Another Brand is called COMPAC QUARTZ form Spain and only available in standard slab size and tiles. Quartz CIMSTONE is another brand from TURKEY available in standard slab size that s a great option for quartz countertops and available in Vancouver, Seattle, Burnaby, West Vancouver.