Looking for countertops that are long lasting, strong, and easy to customize around the looks you love? Quartz countertops are a popular choice all over Dover, DE, offering homeowners like you all they want and need from kitchen countertops. And at Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center, we’re experts in the design and installation of quartz countertops for Dover, DE homes. Check out our reviews to see what our clients all over Delaware are saying about our services or contact us to request a consultation for your project today!
According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Program, quartz is the hardest known non-gem material in the world, after only diamond, sapphire, and topaz. While granite cools and solidifies, quartz is contained within the matrix with other minerals. However, granite only makes up 25 – 30 percent of the entire mix, and it can actually be improved upon with the addition of quartz. By increasing the amount of quartz to 93 percent and adding antimicrobial, you can perfect what Mother Nature started. The final product is antimicrobial, durable, and resistant to mold and mildew growth.
Quartz is the second most common mineral, and its mines can be found all over the world. Quarries of note are located everywhere from the United States to Europe, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Uruguay, and Africa. Found in igneous rocks such as granite, rhyolite, and pegmatite, quartz is composed primarily of silicon dioxide.
Why Choose Quartz Countertops for Your Dover Home?
Quartz surfacing was developed due to the difficulty in quarrying natural stone. So an industrial stone material was created that can be easily produced and manufactured using materials that are abundantly available and more readily accessible. Thus was born a compound stone material that has truly passed the test of time. The fabrication process makes it possible to work a dry mixture of stone aggregates and a resin binder into a usable compound product in the form of a slab finished product. The resulting material is an ideal product for many different applications, from the quartz countertops our Dover, DE clients love to flooring, walls, and more.
Composed of 93 percent natural quartz, the strongest mineral found in granite, and 7 percent resins, quartz surfacing is almost non-porous (less than .03 percent porosity), making it much more resistant to heat, scratches, and stains than popular granite options.
When you choose quartz countertops for your home in Dover, DE, you’ll benefit from:
- Extreme strength and durability
- Antimicrobial features
- Resistance to mold and mildew growth
- Low maintenance requirements
- Resistance to scratches and stains
- An extensive color palette of options
- And more!