How Quartz Is Made
Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals in the earth’s crust, second only to feldspar (used as the abrasive component in household cleaners). While raw quartz has many applications ranging from optics to timekeeping, these stones are rarely used as building materials. Instead, most contractors use engineered quartz slabs as a cheaper, more durable, and customizable alternative to natural stones such as granite, marble, and limestone.Continue reading
Eco-Friendly Quartz Kitchen Countertops
The state of the planet has been a hot topic in the news recently and people are always looking for new and improved ways to reduce their environmental impact. One place where people are striving to be more eco-friendly is in their home renovations.
Quartz vs. Granite: Pros and Cons
Selecting the perfect countertop stone can be the hardest part of planning a kitchen renovation. At Granite Selection, we offer a wide variety of quality stones, including quartz and granite. While both materials are popular among our clients, each offers a unique look and set of benefits for homeowners. Here are some quartz and granite pros and cons to consider when selecting the ideal stone for your project:Continue reading