When you want to see over 900 different farm animals from 100 species, there is nowhere better to go than Grant’s Farm near St. Charles. You will be able to watch a variety of shows, animal close-ups, and several different rides featuring your favorite animals. When you want to add beauty to your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room you might want to consider going with an upgrade. At Arch City Granite, we have the selection of St. Charles quartz countertops that you need. You can show up to our workshop with your color sample and get the pristinely beautiful countertop that will beautify you kitchen. With Arch City Granite on your side, your kitchen can become how you imagine it should be. We have all sorts of different countertops from marble to quartz that can transform your home. If you are wondering about a quartz countertop for you home, here are some of the details you will want to know.
What Makes a Quartz Countertop?
- The very first things you will want to know about quartz is that it is not cut from a slab of stone. Marble, soapstone, and granite all come from quarried rock. Quartz is engineered. Natural quartz (around 93%) is mixed with a special resin (around 7%). Once mixed, the countertop can be poured and formed into a countertop.
- Because a quartz countertop is engineered, different colors can be mixed in to create hundreds of different choices. You can find a quartz countertop that looks like marble, granite and other natural stone surfaces. Often, people that want unique colors or designs find themselves going with quartz because of the vast selection.
- Just because quartz is engineered, does not mean it lack in the durability department. Quartz is extremely durable and as such, it is often compared to granite. Families with children often decide on going with quartz because of its high durability. Since kids are hard on everything, you might as well get a countertop that is harder than they are.
- Low Maintenance:
- If you have a stone countertop, you are going to have to perform maintenance. Marble is porous and needs to be sealed anywhere from once a year to multiple times a year. Granite is considered to be lower maintenance, but you will still need to have your granite countertop resealed. Quartz on the other hand does not have maintenance. There isn’t a sealcoat and you will never have to apply one to the surface. If you do not like the idea of maintaining a stone countertop, then quartz could be exactly what you are looking for.
- One of the downsides to quartz is that you cannot set hot things from your stove or oven directly down on the surface. Remember that seven percent special resin? Well, that resin does not like high temperatures, so you will need to avoid setting hot objects directly upon the surface, otherwise you will make a mess of your countertop. Still though, all you need to do to protect the surface from heat is to put down a hot pad or a metal trivet.
Arch City Granite
If you have questions, we have answers. We understand that making a decision about your countertops is a big one. You want to get the right countertop and fully enjoy your kitchen. That is where we come in. If you have decided on quartz, we want to help you find the right St. Charles quartz countertop. Feel free to bring in a sample of your cabinet color and we can help you decide on the color. Our knowledgeable sales staff can answer your questions and help you understand if Quartz is the right choice for you, your family and your home. When you want a beautiful countertop for your home or office, you need to come and check out Arch City Granite.