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ColorQuartz Has Solid Showing at KBIS

February 05, 2016

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Marble & Granite Visits ColorQuartz in Shanghai

January 22, 2016

 

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Quartz Surfacing: You've Come a Long Way, Baby!

March 11, 2014

A few weeks ago, we blogged about how quartz surfacing is way more than a passing fad. As consumers, designers, and architects learn more about the versatility and durability of this material, its popularity is growing by leaps and bounds—with it now second only to granite as the top choice in countertops today. It’s interesting, however, to look back over the past decade to see how the industry itself has evolved, not just the technology.

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Don't get confused between Quartzite and Quartz Countertops

February 14, 2013

Quartz and Quartzite countertops are indeed an excellent choice. At Marble and Granite, we work hard to bring you the best in materials and help bring your projects to fruition.

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This is an amazing material. It is naturally strong, resists heat and is hard to stain. Quartzite is formed from sandstone and quartz together under a great deal of heat and pressure. The empty grains of sandstone are filled with quartz. This process makes quartzite harder than quartz. On the Mohs scale of hardness (1-10), with 10 the hardest, granite measures between 6 and 6.5; whereas quartzite measures around 7.

However, there is a chance for etching to occur on its surface. Quartzite is considered an exceptional material for use in countertops. This can be literally found all over the world, as it is a very common material formed in the crust of the earth. You will notice the more sought after material originates in Brazil and India. The difference in price for the material in either slabs or tiles will be reflected through the availability of colors and location.

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Quartz Countertops a 2011 Kitchen and Bath Trend

January 29, 2011
The National Kitchen & Bath Association has released its 11 Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2011, and on the list is quartz countertops. Though granite is still the most popular countertop option, quartz countertops such as Caesarstone are taking some of the share of the market.

Caesarstone is an engineered stone surface containing ground up pieces of quartz held together with a resin to form a durable solid surface. Consumers like Caesarstone because it is more affordable than granite and comes in a wide variety of colors to match interiors. Quartz countertops are most popular in kitchens, but they can be used in bathrooms as well.

Besides countertops, designers and product manufacturers are using Caesarstone in a host of creative applications, including texturized Motivo wall panels and Sonobath vessel sinks, which are both available at Marble and Granite Inc.

Want to get in on the quartz countertop trend? Caesarstone countertops in Sandalwood are on special this month at Marble and Granite Inc. while supplies last because they are being discontinued.
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