Quartz surfaces and countertops are increasing in popularity rapidly among American Fork homeowners and both kitchen and bath designers as it is an easy to maintain surface. While quartz’s primary use has remained to be bath and kitchen countertops, it can also be used for backsplashes, shower entries, tub deckings, shower stalls, and even fireplace surrounds.
Quartz is a nonporous and antimicrobial making it resistant to stains, odors, and bacterial growth, so it is ideal for high-use areas or spots that may be exposed to more bacteria. It can be cut into slabs or tiles, but the only limitation Quartz has is that it can’t be used for outdoor projects because it is susceptible to fading by intense sunlight and other outdoor elements.
Picking the perfect quartz for your next project in American Fork can seem like a daunting task, but here are four tips to keep in mind making your decision easier.
Make sure to know your color patterns and textures. Over the last several years, manufactures have significantly changed the look and feel of quartz countertops. For example, the manufacturer Cambrai is manufactured in the USA, and many of the newer patterns look like marble or granite and come in a wide variety of colors. Another example is Silestone, whose countertops are available in three different textures, polished, matte, and rugged. Considering what your overall kitchen or bathrooms theme is will help make your countertops decision.
Thickness and application will be a deciding factor when it comes to selecting quartz for your countertops. The standard thickness of a slab is 1 ¼ “. Typically, this is the thickness that is recommended for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities, but it is also generally offered in ½ “, ¾ “, and 1 ½ ” thickness. Cambria does offer a slab that is 1 centimeter thick that can be used for layered edging profiles.
Choosing your edging is another important factor in your decision-making process. Edging will help determine the style and pricing of your countertops or vanity. There are various edging options, including basic styles like straight or waterfall edges and more intricate options, including ogee, pencil, bullnose, beveled, and laminated profiles.
One of the most important factors in selecting your quartz is selecting the appliances and plumbing fixtures before installation because prior to fabrication, measurements will need to be taken where it will be installed. Suppose you plan on surfacing your kitchen or bathroom. In that case, it is vital to select your sinks and faucets prior to fabrication because the American Fork fabricator will have to know the dimensions and number of holes required for installation.
Keep these factors in mind when selecting quartz for your American Fork kitchen countertops or bathroom vanity, and your next project is sure to look amazing!
Comfort Interiors offers a wide variety of flooring, cabinetry, and countertop solutions including Quartz for your American Fork homes.