Quartz is the second most common mineral found in the Earth’s crust. It is also one of the hardest minerals, second only to diamond. Quartz comes in a variety of colors, many of which are considered semi-precious gems and often used in jewelry making all over the world. In its crystal form, quartz forms a six-sided prism with a pyramid at the end. They typically form in large clusters called beds.
Quartz is a popular countertop material for several reasons. First, it is incredibly durable and non-porous, meaning that it does not have to be sealed and it will still last a lifetime. They can be cleaned using only soap and water! Quartz is harder than granite, making it extremely scratch, chip, and crack resistant. It can also withstand intense heat. As it will not absorb water, it is resistant to mold, fungus, and staining.
Half Price Cabinets specializes in engineered quartz, which comes in a variety of vibrant and luxurious colors. So whether you’re looking for that impossible to find perfect white for your kitchen counters, or want to give your kitchen a “pop” with red or blue, you can have it! With so many choices, quartz countertops are ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, offices, you name it!