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Quartz Countertops

stain & scratch resistant

Quartz is the most common synthetic countertop material we handle, quartz is manufactured by combining a ground-up mineral aggregate (usually quartz and glass, hence the name) with a resin binder and pressing into a slab-shaped form to cure. Quartz is one of the strongest countertop materials out there; it can withstand bending and impact forces that would shatter a natural stone, and will resist scratches, stains, cleaners and general household wear better than the expensive white marbles it’s often designed to imitate (though not quite as well as granite). In addition, quartz is manufactured in a dazzling array of colors and patterns, including elegantly veined marble looks, stark whites and deep blacks for striking modern aesthetics, and even bright solid colors to add a splash of vivacious fun to an otherwise-dull space.

Less heat-resistant

While more durable against physical wear and tear, quartz is not as heat-resistant as natural stone and we do recommend keeping hot pans away from the surface. The synthetic binders that hold the aggregate together begin to soften around 190°F, and can scorch and turn brown at 250-300°F. For the same reason, quartz is not a good fit for outdoor applications, as darker colors will fade and lighter colors can bleach or turn yellow with extended UV exposure. If it DOES get damaged, quartz is much more difficult to repair, particularly in a honed finish or with solid colors – repairs can be made, but they are often still visible to the eye. Working with a reputable repair technician such as The Stone Medics increases the likelihood of a successful repair.

Quartz Options

With quartz countertops, you will have a great selection of colors, patterns, and textures to choose from. Quartz is long-lasting, easy to maintain, and highly resistant to scratches and stains. Additionally, it’s a non-porous material, which means that it won’t harbor bacteria.

in-house quartz options

White Lace

Pebble Grey

Frost White

Nuvola

Mysterio

Calcatta Laza

Sparkle White

Artic White

Calcatta Cemento

Calcatta idillio

Soapstone

high-end custom work

Over the years, Cutting Edge Kitchens has grown into a top-tier countertop business and collected a stellar crew of dedicated employees. We specialize in beautiful high-end and custom work that explores new creative vistas, and work with a broad assortment of materials including natural stone, engineered solid-surface quartz, and large-format gauged porcelain tile.