There are many reasons why premium natural Q-Quartz from MSI is one of the most popular marble-like materials around for countertops. But with so many sophisticated quartz colors from which to choose, how do you know which hue best suits your style?
Today, we’re spotlighting one particularly show-stopping shade of Q-Quartz: Calacatta Classique.
Read on for a closer look at this attractive and enduring choice.
Dreaming of White Countertops?
Elle Decor recently declared, “There’s nothing more sleek and stylish than an all-white kitchen.”
If you’ve fallen in love with the look of white countertops in your kitchen, bath, or other living space, you’re far from alone.
Clean, classic and oh-so-chic, white countertops are simultaneously trendy and timeless — making them a simple yet elegant selection for today AND tomorrow. Plus, white goes great with any decorating style — from cottage to contemporary and beyond.
Calacatta marble has long been celebrated for its pure white color, dramatic veining, and subtle brown and gold undertones. However, marble isn’t the right choice for every homeowner.
Enter Q-Quartz’s Calacatta Classique. Q-Quartz delivers the same luxurious look as marble all the way through to its bold veining, which penetrates the entire depth of the slab for a consistent and realistic look after cutting and polishing.
An Appealing Alternative
There’s no denying the classic beauty of marble. However, there’s also no denying that marble has its fair share of cons. For starters, this natural stone is soft, porous, and expensive.
In other words, you’ll pay a premium for marble and still have to deal with the likelihood of stains, etches, scratches and chips.
And as nearly anyone who’s ever fallen in love with marble and went for it knows, the naysayers have a point: When it comes to the question of form versus function, marble aces the former but fails the latter.
Indeed, it’s gorgeous, but it’s also extremely difficult — and oftentimes frustrating — to maintain.
The good news? You can still achieve the aesthetic impact of Calacatta marble courtesy of Q-Quartz — without the downsides.
Not only is Quartz a non-porous engineered stone which is impervious to germs, but it’s also scratch- and stain-resistant. So when it comes to actually living in your home (as opposed to maintaining it as a showpiece), the durability of quartz can’t be beat. Plus, quartz requires no sealing.
All Q-Quartz counters need to continue looking their best is a wipe down with soap and water.
And then there’s the price tag. While real Calacatta marble runs approximately $250 per square foot installed, Q-Quartz Calacatta Classique costs around $89 per square foot installed. That means marble will set you back nearly three times as much as Q-Quartz while costing more for upkeep.
If you’re smitten with the look of white marble countertops but not sure about the price or upkeep, Q-Quartz’s Calacatta Classique offers a sensible solution with no sacrifice of style.
Contact us at Arch City Granite & Marble to learn more about our granite, marble, and quartz countertops for kitchens, bathrooms, vanity tops, fireplace surrounds, outdoor kitchens and more.