Quartz countertops have exploded in popularity in the last few years. Whether it’s your kitchen perimeter countertops or your island, your countertops are the largest surface in your kitchen. Getting the material, color, and shape right can take your kitchen to a whole new level.
Benefits of Quartz Countertops vs Granite
Consumers have been gravitating toward quartz countertops for this exact reason. Granite countertops are highly customizable because of the way they are manufactured. Unlike granite countertops, which are slabs cut from larger stones, quartz countertops are a mixture of ground up quartz and some sort of polymer resin. This mixture of materials in the product makes it possible to customize the color and sheen of the product.
Further, rocks are porous, and granite is rock. This characteristic alone makes granite less durable and more susceptible to harboring bacteria than quartz. Again, because of the way quartz countertops are produced, the polymer resin used to bind the quartz particles creates a smoother surface and eliminates any voids or weak points in the countertop.
Quartz Countertop Brands
At Johnson Lumber, we are proud to carry a wide range of quartz countertops from several trusted suppliers. We work closely with these companies to ensure you get the best quality countertop for your kitchen. Here are some companies we love working with:
Cambria is a company that pushes the boundaries to create beautiful quartz products with high standards of craftsmanship and boosts having one of the highest quartz to polymer ratio. They are a family-owned company operated out of the United States. They are involved with and contribute to a number of charitable organizations and value giving back to the community. Cambria has a strong commitment to the environment and uses that awareness to inform every step of their manufacturing process.
Caesarstone is another US-owned and operated company. They serve The United States as well as internationally. Their allotted as the first company to develop port surfacing in 1987 and are so confident in their products that they offer a lifetime warranty. Caesarstone has the capabilities of providing residential and commercial quantities and service a wide range of industries. They take a keen interest in the quality of their products and ensure that their high standards of excellence are met at every step of the process.
Silestone is a quartz product made by Cosentino, which is headquartered out of Florida. They offer deluxe quartz countertops in a number of colors, designs, and finishes. Their new suede finish combines the classic durability of quartz with a more subdued and soft design aesthetic.
Corian Quartz by DuPont
Previously called Zodiaq, Corian quartz is DuPont’s line of premium countertops. As with most high quality, top-tier quartz products, these countertops are durable, non-porous, heat resistant, and highly customizable. Corian boasts “dynamic design inspired by nature”. Combining this natural aesthetic with technology, they are able to offer unique and visually striking products produced with impeccable construction.
Q By MSI
Q is MSI’s premium natural quartz line of countertops. They mix modern elegance with superior style, creating nearly 100 different choices. From dark and dreamy, to white marble looks, to concrete and matte looks, Q has it all and offers a residential lifetime warranty.
Viatera by LG
Manufactured in Georgia, Viatera is designed with the idea that countertops are more than a meal prep space – they are where memories are born. These are quartz surfaces built to withstand commercial use but designed to look god anywhere.
Quartz Countertops at Johnson Lumber
We’re so proud to offer these lines of premium quartz countertops to our Anne Arundel customers. Growing from a lumber yard 100 years ago, to being able to offer you the best in building supplies and materials, Johnson Lumber is here for your home projects. Come checkout our showroom or gorgeous countertops and let us help pick the perfect one for you.