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The most important part of any kitchen is the countertop, which is why all-natural quartz counters are worth the investment. ...
Elegant, durable and low-maintenance, quartz is rivaling granite in premium countertops.
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Female: You may be surprised to hear that granite has a big rival now in premium countertops. The hottest commodity today in designer kitchens it is all natural quartz. Quartz countertops are the new worry-free elegant alternative to high maintenance granite. Quartz is stronger than granite requires no resealing, it is highly resistant to scratches and stains and comes in a huge variety of colors.
Andrew: Premium countertop surfaces add a dimension of beauty unparallel by anything else in the kitchen and you get double the investment because they easily withstand all of the rigors of everyday life. What else would I have chosen to use hand stone in my own kitchen. I am Andrew Pike and welcome to my home.
Top of the line today are all these colors acrylic solid surface is by star line and for the up most in glamour and durability this is hand stone quartz.
Female: Mark Hanna is president of Leeza Distribution Incorporated.
Mark: Quartz has become the most elegant answer for those who love the look of granite but are concerned about all of the drawbacks. Granite, as we know is problem when it comes to staining whether it is red wine, cooking oil, it could be damaged by many household cleaners. This is very different from quartz.
Quartz and a product like hand stone for example it is nonporous. This means that it is stain resistant, it is heat resistant and the real bonus, which I have heard from many people, is that they love it because it would not come up the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria in their home.
Female: And is it possible to get a solid surface countertop that looks like quartz?
Andrew: The new tempest line by star line is like nothing else available. What makes this product so unique is its ability to look like stone or quartz but with the same design possibilities that are only available with solid surfaces. It is available in 20 different colors and you can achieve the kind of design configurations that are not possible with natural stone.
Before you make too many design decisions I highly recommend that you consult with an interior designer because we will help you make decisions that you would not regret later. Designers know all of the channels to ensure quick and reliable delivery of these products.
Personally, I maintain an exclusive short list of the best suppliers like Leeza, which has always been reliable for me. Remember when choosing your quartz countertop be sure to ask for the highest quartz content possible personally I like hand stone because it contains more quartz than the norm, which gives it greater depth and dimension. Designers love it because we have the choice of over 30 colors and our clients love it because it has twice the strength and durability of granite.