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High-Grade Quartz vs. Low-Grade Quartz: Dissected

August 29, 2022 | Countertop, Granite Countertops, Kitchen Countertops, Quartz Countertops

Quartz is a popular type of countertop material due to its low-maintenance, high quality, and durable attributes that are perfect for kitchen and bath spaces. But, as a consumer, you have to be mindful of the type of quartz you are choosing for your home. It is very easy to mistake a low-grade quartz for a high-grade quartz.

But, there are some key differences between the two types of quartz that make them unique and we will tell you how to identify them. Educating our clients to understand these key differences in what makes these two types of quartz countertops, is essential due to the fact that the final buying price is only determined by the slab’s thickness, resin, color, pattern, and all the minerals it contains.

The understanding of the quartz material is important because as countertop providers, we want to ensure that our clients get the complete picture of the material’s durability and stone appearance. Here are the key differences between high-grade quartz and low-grade quartz.

High-Grade Quartz contains 93% quartz and 7% Tenax resin, which is manufactured in the United States, which also contribute to the other color pigments, high gloss and durability in the material. The machinery used to manufacture these types of quartz countertops is made from a Breton machine which is the most superior in the industry.

Low Grade Quartzcontains less quartz and inferior quality of resin and pigment. Local and unreliable machinery is used for manufacturing this type of material, which makes the material’s price cheaper and the quality very poor. Due to the low quality of the material, we do not recommend using this type of quartz for your space, due to the fact that it will wear and tear eventually and cause cracks within the surface easily.

With an overwhelming number of brands and types of quartz countertops available in the market such as Silestone, Caesarstone, Cambria, Phoenix, Wilsonart, and many other local brands, It often confuses people on which type of material is right for their spaces.

Therefore, educating yourself before you decide on which material you are going to purchase, and understanding how the quality of the product affects the cost of quartz is very important. At KB Countertops, we pride ourselves on carrying only the best quality of quartz material, in addition to the largest collection of natural stones in the Tampa Bay area. We are always happy to help answer any questions for our clients and customers with their countertop needs, and offer free estimates within 24 hours! Why not start by getting one?

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