When it comes to choosing your countertop, there are a wide variety of materials available to choose from. One of the newest favourite materials to create countertops from is engineered quartz. Engineered quartz is made from around 90 to 94 percent ground quartz and 6 to 10 percent of resin and pigments. The combination of materials is then combined into durable slabs. The strength of quartz lends itself well to countertops as it is resistant to abrasion, scratches, and other frequent issues that plague countertops. They are also easy to clean and maintain needing nothing more than soap and water to keep them clean. Due to the fabrication process used to create the quartz, the material is non-porous and resistant to bacteria and viruses. Quartz is abundant and has a much smaller environmental impact compared to some other materials that can be used for countertops.
Engineered Quartz countertops find themselves grouped together among the other premium countertop choices such as Granite, Marble, and other Natural Stones . This is due to its appearance resembling natural stone, their superior quality, and the strength of quartz that has seen it increase in popularity in recent years.
Here at Kitchen Express, we carry many brands of quartz that are sure to meet all of your needs on quality, style, and budget. Our optimal, in-house fabrication shop, is sure to create the perfect countertop for you. We feature a wide variety of different colours and textures that will allow us to meet the specifications for your next project.
Founded in 1987, Caesarstone was the pioneer of the natural quartz surfaces market. Its dominant position has been achieved through continuous investment and innovation, extensive research and development, highly trained personnel and an advanced market infrastructure. For more than a decade Caesarstone has set new standards in innovation and craftsmanship and continues to set the trends in the industry.
Silestone by Cosentino is a unique brand – thanks to its properties and characteristics, and because anyone with a Silestone product also automatically becomes one of a kind. Its exclusive nature has enabled it to become a brand linked to the world of fashion and design, associated with the highest levels of innovation and modernity.
Established in December 2002 at the Hoa Lac High-Tech Park, Thach That district, Hanoi, Vietnam, VICOSTONE is a pioneer in manufacturing quartz based engineered stones in Asia. With a global distribution network, VICOSTONE Quartz Surfaces are now available in all continents and recommended by interior designers and architects.
Viatera® quartz surface is designed and created around the idea that a countertop is more than a place where meals are prepared. It is where good memories are born. Viatera® allows you the freedom to create a space that truly reflects the beauty and wonder of life.
Radianz™ quartz is a durable, high-gloss surface with a timeless, natural look. Our cutting-edge compression manufacturing method enables us to create a high-density material comprised of high-purity, natural quartz, providing a luxurious, low-maintenance surface suitable for a multitude of interior applications.
Corian® Quartz (formerly Zodiaq® Quartz) was one of the first quartz surfaces on the market, in 2000. Engineered with pure quartz crystals, quartz countertops from Corian® Design let you bring the best of both worlds – nature and science — to your kitchen, bath and throughout your home.