Quartz: The New Countertop
According to a recent Consumer Report , quartz countertops are increasingly gaining popularity. A key reason for this is their phenomenal resilience. The Consumer Report surveyed several materials- quartz, granite and glass, and tested their durability. The quartz countertops received the highest score and best resisted damage caused by sharp knives, abrasive pads and hot pots. In addition to their strength, Canadian homeowners are choosing quartz countertops because of their appealing aesthetics. The countertops come in a wide variety of colours and textures - you can find subtle surfaces with a natural stone-like feel and also dazzling tones such as bright green, red and orange. The quartz surfaces work well in all design motifs- from highly traditional to ultra-modern. Another major advantage of the quartz countertops is that they are incredibly hygienic and easy to maintain and don’t require any resurfacing. Last but definitely not least, quartz surfaces are an environmentally responsible choice- a important factor for many Canadian consumers.
The reason that quartz countertops are so durable is because quartz is one of the hardest minerals on earth and is more resilient than marble, granite and stone. Caesarstone surfaces are composed of up to 93% quartz and are highly resistant to stains and scratches and shrug off many common household chemicals. . Furthermore, the countertops are designed to withstand temperatures as high as 150 ̊ C so you don’t have to worry about the counter cracking from regular use. Caesarstone is confident in the strength and resilience of its counters and offers its customers in Canada a Lifetime Warranty.
When it comes to countertop variety, Caesarstone’s collection cannot be beaten! Since 1987, Caesarstone has been the pioneer and trendsetter in quartz surface design s and it continuously creates new and innovative motifs. Caesarstone has three primary collections- Classico, Motivo and Concetto. The Classico collection ranges from salt-and-pepper motifs to vivid colour blends. For example, if you are looking for a traditional look, the Classico collection designs such as the Calacatta Nuvo 5131, from the Ultranatural series, which is a gorgeous marble-like surface. Alternatively, Iif you fancy a more modern design, the Red Shimmer 3452 is a dazzling red that can add colour and vitality to your kitchen or bathroom. .
The Motivo collection consists of unique patterned and textured surfaces that can set your kitchen apart. You can choose from lace, braids, stripes or crocodile patterns in a variety of colours to add depth and interest to your kitchen. Finally, the Concetto collection comprises of semi-precious stones available in 20 exquisite colours. If you are looking for a ‘wow’ effect- check-out the Blue Agate 8531 which looks absolutely stunning in a contemporary kitchen, or the Amethyst Rock 8551 which is simply breathtaking. With so many different alternatives to choose from, you are certain to find the countertop that perfectly matches your home décor. Quartz has gained popularity because of its hygienic characteristics. As opposed to natural countertops, quartz surfaces are non-porous. This means that bacteria, mold and mildew can’t penetrate the surface. As a result, quartz is often used in laboratories, healthcare facilities and food preparation environments. Since these surfaces are anti-microbial, they help protect the home from the spread of potential viruses and infections.
Another advantage of quartz countertops is their low maintenance. Unlike countertops made of natural stone, quartz countertops never need to be resealed. Best of all, keeping the Caesarstone quartz countertop looking its best is fast and simple. To clean your countertop, rinse it with warm water and a mild detergent, and it will be as good as new.
Choosing a Caesarstone quartz countertop is also an environmentally responsible choice. Caesarstone, which uses recycled materials in its products, received certification from the American Greenguard for its commitment to reducing carbon footprint. Learn more about Caesarstone's commitment to the environment.
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