A visit to a kitchen showroom nowadays will show you a dazzling array of quartz countertop designs and patterns that remarkably mimic real marble and other natural stone. But quartz has come a long way! First appearing in Italy in the 1960s, these countertops were developed—by combining ground quartz particles with resins into a slab—as an alternative to stone that wouldn’t easily crack or break. While the resins added just enough flexibility to do the trick, early quartz countertops were a dull-looking cream and tan. Cutting-edge improvements in solid-surface technology have pure color quartz stone slab from functional to fabulous. With an abundance of finish choices and endless combinations of color and edge styles, you’ll likely find something stunning that suits your home.
Seams: If your counter is longer than 120 inches, or if it involves a complex configuration, Marble Look Quartz Stone Slab may have to be fabricated in more than one section, which means you’ll have one or more seams. Seams are typically less visible on dark-toned quartz but can be quite noticeable on light-toned or multicolor countertops, such as those with obvious veining or marbling patterns.
Thickness: Countertop thickness ranges from ½ inch to 1-¼ inch, depending on style, brand, and size. If you’re ordering a large countertop or want an elaborate edge design, the fabricator may suggest a thicker slab. If your heart is set on a thin countertop but your kitchen is large, expect to have one or more seams. Thickness also depends on custom features, such as integrated drain boards and elaborate edge profiles.
In this exclusive blog section of Alicante Surfaces, we try to share as much information and knowledge about the Quartz Countertops which we have gained in our past 20+ years of experience from the Tiles & Stones industry. Our blog articles are mainly focussed towards the Quartz Countertop Applications, it's usages and our exclusive range of products that we offer.
Material - Quartz slab or Engineered quartz stone slab is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by a polyester resin. And we at Alicante procure the best Quartz Raw Materials for the manufacturing of grain quartz stone slab. Our Quartz slabs are highly popular and mainly used on the kitchen countertops.
Composition - Our manufactured premium quartz slabs consist of 93% quartz by weight and 7% resin. The main materials which are resins, which are available in various types, are used by quartz manufacturers as per their choice and needs. Stone is the major filler, although other materials like colored glass, shells, metals, or mirrors are also added to manufacture different kinds of designs.
Preference - Quartz slabs are becoming more and more popular day by day and are the preferred choice for Kitchen Countertop over Granite because of its anti-bacterial nature, less maintenance it requires, and its unique designs and colors which give marble look.
Application - Alicante Quartz slabs are the perfect option for hectic kitchens and bathrooms. Also, our quartz countertops are extremely durable, practical, and low maintenance. Our products are tough, versatile, and easy to clean. The most common quartz application is kitchen countertops. They are hassle-free and very easy to clean and apply.
Size & Color Range - We offer a wide range of sizes Starting from 140" x 77" known as the Super Jumbo Size, then we have got 126" x 63" with 2 CM & 3 CM thicknesses. Our Quartz slabs have the most choice in textures, tones, veins, and finishes. There are varieties of designs, sizes and collections are available in sparkling quartz stone slab. Our most famous range is Calacatta, Cararra, Pure White & Sparkle/Diamond Series.