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Beautiful and nearly indestructable, quartz brings a sophisticated, strong look to bathroom countertops.
The superman of stone, quartz surfacing provides a nearly indestructible material, ideal for homeowners who want a beautiful countertop that resists stains and scratches.
Made from pure natural quartz (generally upward of 90 percent) mixed with epoxy resin binders, the care-free surface doesn't require sealants. Boasting the look of natural stone, quartz surfacing has a consistent color; its color should be very close to what you saw in the showroom.
Quick tip: Quartz surfacing is available in colors not found in nature, as the crushed stone is generally mixed with pigment. Take advantage, and choose a color that dazzles.
- Does not require sealants.
- Scratch-resistant with diamond-like hardness.
- Consistent color.
- Its non-porous nature makes it virtually stain-free.
- Can be worked into a decorative edge.
- Not good for DIY projects; quartz should be installed only by professionals.
Though it's important to always follow your manufacturer's specific instructions, quartz surfacing producer Cambria recommends washing with warm water and a pH neutral, non-abrasive cleaner.
Similar to natural stone, depending on distribution in your area. Expect to pay $45-$125 per square foot.