More and more homeowners and bathroom and kitchen designers are turning to quartz agglomerate coatings and countertops when renovating. The thing is that artificial quartz stone is easy to maintain, and the market offers a great variety of different colors, patterns and textures for the most sophisticated taste. Mostly quartz agglomerate countertop can be found in the kitchen and in the bathroom, however, quartz coatings are great for finishing aprons behind the sink, showers, bathroom walls and floors, and even fireplaces.
For the production of artificial quartz stone, crushed natural quartz is used with the addition of polyester resin, which acts as a binding agent. Quartz agglomerate is a non-porous, antibacterial material, so it does not absorb odors and moisture well, but it perfectly prevents the growth of bacteria and the formation of stains. A product made of quartz stone can be either one-piece or composed of separate parts. True, there is one “but”: quartz agglomerate cannot be used for exterior decoration, since it is prone to fading in direct sunlight. If you decide to use such a coating outdoors, then be prepared for the fact that the manufacturer may void the warranty for your product.
We would like to give you some tips to help you choose the perfect quartz agglomerate finish or countertop for your kitchen, bathroom or any other design solution.
In the past few years, quartz agglomerate coatings have begun to resemble a true work of art. Vicostone presents some of the most stunning collections of quartz agglomerate on the market. Many Vicostone models are patterned in granite or marble, and the manufacturer offers many different colors to suit all tastes.
Caesarstone embodies truly revolutionary ideas in its product line, the appearance of which resembles Calacatta marble (Italian marble), cement and even black granite. The Concetto collection is one of the most stunning developments of the company, its models include semi-precious stones, which gives them a truly luxurious look.
The Quartz worktops are available in polished, matt or rough surfaces. In addition to the bright colors often used in modern design, the company offers a choice of new color solutions for its coatings, for example, speckled, as well as imitating marble or granite.
The color palette of Quartz countertops is less extensive, but you can find a couple of excellent calm shades and patterns that mimic marble in it.
Depending on the application, it is extremely important to select the correct thickness of the quartz agglomerate slab. The standard thickness is usually 30mm, which is usually sufficient for kitchen countertops and bathroom sinks. Quartz agglomerate can also have a thickness of 12 mm, 20 mm and 40 mm.
The edge adds a special style and sophistication to the tabletop, but also affects its price. Standard edges: straight (square) and “waterfall” are cheaper. They can be used with 30 mm thick quartz agglomerate slabs. More sophisticated and expensive options edges are the following names: S-shaped curve of the edge, the edge of “butt pencil” beveled edge, the edge with a rounded form ” bull nose ” ( Bullnose ) and laminated edge with additional quartz layer to give it a truly royal species.
Before starting the manufacture of countertops, it is necessary to make the appropriate measurements. If you are ordering a countertop for a kitchen or bathroom, select a sink and a faucet first, as the manufacturer must know the number of holes, their size and where they are planned to be placed.
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