Are you planning a kitchen or bathroom renovation? MTM Designs has the right solution for your kitchen and bathroom countertops. Quartz is one of the toughest minerals that is non-absorbent and does not stain easily, even with high traffic and lots of usage. Given their strength and durability, quartz countertops are perfect for kitchen and bathroom needs.
MTM Designs quartz countertops are manufactured using quartz with a percentage of pigmentation and binding agent. This manufacturing process makes our quartz countertops look aesthetically appealing in different colours and a variety of hues. So, if you are looking to add durable slabs to your residential or commercial space, call us for a quote on quartz countertops in Kelowna.
With so many options available, choosing the right material for your countertops can be challenging. Like every home makeover project, it ultimately boils down to personal preferences and budget. Here are some benefits to choosing quartz:
Add a level of luxury and elegance to your bathroom and kitchen
Repairs possible for small chips and cracks
Available in a variety of colours and textures to match the aesthetics of your home
Stain-resistant to most contaminants
Quartzite is a stone that occurs naturally and has similar properties to that of granite, whereas engineered quartz is a man-made stone that has a large portion of natural quartz and a percentage of pigmentation to offer more colour choice. Both the materials are unique in their properties. Let us help you decide which one you should install in your space with a comparison.
Appearance: Quartzite is generally found in gray colour, and limited options like pink or red hue, yellow, blue, green and orange colour is due to the presence of other minerals in the stone. Whereas, due to pigmentation in quartz, it is available in a much wider range of colours and textures.
Strength and durability: Quartzite is harder than granite and can withstand high degrees of heat and pressure. Quartz has the advantage of being flexible due to the presence of elastic resins making it less prone to dents and chips as compared to quartzite.
Maintenance: Both engineered quartz and quartzite require minimal maintenance and can be wiped with a damp cloth. Both may be sealed for easy cleanup and peace of mind.
Cost: As quartzite needs to be cut with diamond blades and requires more manpower, it is more expensive than quartz which can be easily poured into a mould to acquire its respective shape.
Engineered quartz is the winner for people who are looking to add an aesthetic and modern appearance to their countertops, while for those looking for flooring or a staircase and variety, quartzite wins the battle. Quartzite is also ideally suited for outdoor applications, whereas engineered quartz is not. One other thing to consider, is that engineered quartz is generally your more economical choice compared to quartzite.
Both granite and quartz are widely used as countertop materials as they are durable and require minimal maintenance. But being an engineered stone, quartz offers more consistent colour and texture. Since quartz is with a certain percentage of pigments and resins, it is non-porous and very durable for countertops.
Other differences between granite and quartz are:
Quartz is available in plain designs and colours and is easy to work with while creating versatile designs.
With proper care quartz countertops will provide many years of trouble-free enjoyment. They will maintain their beauty with little chance of chipping or cracking under normal use.
Quartz countertops do not house any bacteria
We understand that choosing the right material for countertops can be a bit overwhelming. Our team can help you choose the right material to meet your needs. Get in touch with us and discuss your requirements.
Look at some easy steps to sustain the beauty of your installed quartz countertops:
Regular cleaning with mild soap and a soft cloth, do not use abrasive cleaners.
Remove all liquid stains as soon as you encounter them.
Scrape away grease, gum, and paint with a plastic putty knife or razor blade.
Wipe off grease using a degreaser.
MTM Designs offers a great range of stones that will help complete the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams. We proudly stand behind the quality of every installation. Our products are distinctively durable, non-absorbent and easy to maintain. Contact our team today for a quote on quartz countertops in Kelowna. Explore our gallery to view our past projects.