Quartz countertops are a good investment of your remodeling budget, especially for the kitchen. It is a hard-wearing, durable engineered material designed specifically to stand up to the demands of a busy household.
Its durability is due to the high percentage of quartz mineral in it composition. The top quartz brands produce slabs with a minimum of 90% quartz and the remaining a mix of resins and pigments. The product is a very tough, non-porous engineered stone available in a wide range of colors and designs. It is no wonder that many homeowners and designers prefer quartz for their kitchen countertops. Here are some of the best design ideas for quartz countertops.
If you can name the color, chances are you will find quartz slabs in it, or at least similar to it. Many of the colors and designs you will not find in natural stone are available in quartz, like orange and magenta. Silestone features these bold colors specific to kitchens, such as Orange Cool, available in several formats for countertops and flooring. It is also available in different textures. Ask your countertop specialist for your options for Orange Cool and Magenta Energy.
Waterfall edges serve many purposes in the kitchen. In large kitchens, it serves to transition from one space to the other. In small ones, it serves to establish areas. Waterfall countertops in highly polished white quartz are particularly luminous in this tiny white kitchen. It is close enough to reflect some of the pink from the accent wall and making it the kitchen look brighter and cheerier.
Thick and white
Standard stone countertops are either ¾ or 1¼ inches thick, and this is true for most natural stones. With quartz stones, however, the manufacturer can make it as thick or thin as they want. Thicker slabs, naturally enough, are more expensive, so a 3-inch countertop will cost at least twice as much, whether engineered quartz or natural stone. In either case, thicker is more luxurious, so that is one way to go with your kitchen countertops. Caesarstone offers this thickness for its Pure White model as well as other colors. Ask us about your thickness options.
Black marble doppelganger
Quartz stone came into being primarily as alternatives to natural stones such as marble and granite. To convince people to buy them, they had to look like these stones. The first attempts were not so convincing, but over time, quartz manufacturers became quite good at simulating natural stones.
This black quartz looks a lot like natural marble, with the veins and the subtle depth of the black background. It has a dramatic look that works well with the blue cabinets and white walls.
While imitating natural stone has its place in quartz manufacturing, quartz countertops have progressed in the market so much that people are looking for quartz models that look like engineered products. This kitchen features several engineered elements. The countertops and backsplashes are ultra polished solid black quartz. The wall cabinets are glossy Thermofoil in different colors while the base cabinets have pale blue veneer. The chairs and fixtures are all gleaming metal and glass. It is the epitome of the modern minimalist style, and quartz stone is the star of the show.
Back to the retro
The great thing about quartz is it is very flexible. If you need marble to go retro but would rather not deal with the issues of real marble, you can use something that looks like white Calacatta marble. Pair it with ceramic (or marble) subway tiles, and you have something retro going on. Brass or copper fixtures and retro appliances, and you have the kitchen you wanted.
How much neutral can you get than with a quartz tone called Canvas? This is just one of the many neutral quartz colors you can choose to make your kitchen look bright and airy without looking too sterile, as you would with an all-white motif. White subway tiles and some dark accents and décor can help give depth to the room.
Kitchen islands are prominent in many homes, so you want to choose the perfect quartz stone for it. However, it might be more important to choose the right shape. Most kitchen islands are square or rectangular. Simply changing the shape to an oval makes a significant impact on the look of the kitchen. In this kitchen, the quartz stone was white with black specks, and the bullnose edge treatment shows it off beautifully.
You might have heard that concrete countertops are not a great idea because of their tendency to stain and crack. How about quartz countertops that look like concrete? Yep, Caesarstone does concrete as well as marble and granite lookalikes. You have to admit, concrete countertop looks quite fantastic.
Quartz countertops can stand on its own if you give it a chance. There is no shame in admitting you have them in your home. These design ideas for quartz countertops show how amazing they can look. Ask about your options when it comes to quartz countertops from a reliable countertop specialist.
KNC Granite is a local company that distributes and sells engineered quartz stone from the top brands in the industry. These include Cambria, Caesarstone, Silestone, and MSI, all of which come with manufacturer warranties.
We also have a large collection of natural stones. You can check actual granite and marble slabs in our showroom in Lanham, Maryland.
We deal directly with stone manufacturers and fabricators, so we can give you the best prices possible. In fact, we have a best price guarantee. Additionally, you only pay for what you use, so it does not matter how big or small your project is; you will not be forced to buy a whole slab.
We do not only supply top-quality stones, however. We are experts at fabricating and installing kitchen counters or bathroom vanities. Also we specialize in kitchen remodeling and bathroom upgrade projects, delivering on time and on budget.
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