Explore our versatile quartz collection, in which you will find the perfect match for your design.
Designing one of the essential parts of your house, your kitchen, might not only be an exciting but also a challenging task. We know that choosing the right stone for your countertop is also the most crucial process among the other tasks. If you are searching for a durable, eco-friendly, and aesthetic stone for your countertop, quartz slabs can be the perfect match with what you are looking for.
Quartz probably has much more advantages than other natural and engineered stones due to the following reasons:
Of course, quartz slabs are not used only for kitchen countertops. Below you can read other application areas of quartz slabs:
As Paragon Exotic Stones, we offer a variety of colors and patterns of quartz slabs for your design project. Colorful options such as Blue Bahia Quartz (Blue) and Calacatta Onyx Quartz (Green) are also available. Don’t forget to visit the Q&A section below to learn how quartz countertop slabs are made and their price range.
Our Paragon Exotic Stones team is always at your service in any of your design projects because “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Mined natural quartz crystals are ground into dust to be fused with resin binders. The mix of quartz, resin, and some other minerals like pigments are exposed to intense heat and pressure to give the form of a quartz countertop slab. While the resin gives a non-porous surface to the slab, pigments impart color to it.
Quartz crystals have various areas of use in everyday life, from making jewelry and gemstones to electronics, such as watches, clocks, radios, televisions, cell phones, and computers. Some other industries where quartz is used are petroleum, refractory, glassmaking, ceramic, and so on. Besides, quartz is a perfect choice for interiors, like flooring, backsplashes, walls, fireplaces, shower and bathtub surrounds, and of course, kitchen countertops.
One of the best features of quartz is its extreme durability which allows it to stand up to years of use. Quartz’s ability to withstand wear and tear perfectly is the primary factor that makes it an excellent choice for homeowners to be utilized in various areas, like countertops, backsplashes, and so on. Quartz is resistant to stains, water damage, bacterial growth, heat, scratches, and chips. However, this does not mean that quartz is entirely indestructible, meaning you should still maintain a regular cleaning routine for your quartz slabs or tiles and also protect them from extreme heat and sharp objects.
The primary difference between quartz and granite is that while granite is an all-natural stone, quartz is a manufactured one made up of quartz crystals and resin. Although granite is amongst the most durable natural stones, its porous surface makes it prone to bacterial growth and permanent stains, making it a requirement to seal granite regularly to prevent such damage. Quartz, on the other hand, has a non-porous surface and does not require sealing. Another essential difference between quartz and granite is their appearance. As an engineered material, quartz has a uniform look, while granite has unique patterns that cannot be found even in another granite slab. Besides, quartz can mimic the look of any stone and come in various color options, while there is no control over the look of granite, as it is a naturally formed stone.