Quartz Adds Beauty to Burlington Homes
times, only the wealthy were able to afford stone accents. Marble and granite
were used to lend elegance to famously luxurious buildings such as the Taj
Mahal or St. Peter's Basilica, and wealthy homeowners wanted the elegance
associated with this type of design. Thanks to advances in the technology for
extracting and cutting, fine stone is now an affordable option for discerning
homeowners. Uses for stone in the home include countertops for kitchen, bath,
and bar, shower surrounds and tub decks, flooring, fireplace accents, wall
caps, tabletops, and more. Choosing natural stone brings timeless elegance to
your home – and adds value, too! Marble, granite, onyx, and travertine are some
types of slab stone available to Burlington homeowners, but in recent years,
quartzite has been gaining popularity due to its beauty, affordability, and
Why Choose Quartz?
who want the elegance of natural stone with ultimate durability, quartzite is
an excellent choice. Quartzite is a metamorphic stone derived from sandstone. It's
most often available in white, grey, brown, beige, and other neutral shades.
Sometimes iron oxide elements give quartz a reddish or burgundy hue, and rare
types of quartz can be yellow, green, blue, or orange. Some quartzite is highly
patterned, other slabs are very subtly grained.
most often compared to granite, because they are both hard and extremely
durable. (Quartz scores a seven on the Mohs scale of hardness.) Quartzite
doesn't chip or crack easily. It's not very porous, so it's also
stain-resistant, withstanding moderate exposure to even acidic substances like
coffee or tomato sauce.
Finding a Supplier
for a supplier in the Burlington area, keep a few important points in mind:
- Variety. Make
sure the stone supplier you select has a showroom that features a wide variety
of stone. Better companies have thousands of stone slabs to choose from, on
display in a showroom featuring natural light so that you can assess them
- Beginning to End. Better
stone suppliers provide the stone, fabrication, and installation. Find a
company that offers comprehensive service.
- Track Record. Do
your research into the company's record. Have they been operating for several
years? Contact clients who used the company you're considering, and ask them
about their experience.
- Custom Service.If you want help designing unique elements, or if you have a design you want
implemented, look for a company that has a good reputation for custom work.
- Get Technical. Ask
about the technical aspects of how the work will be done. For example, the
fastest and most precise fabrication is done using CNC technology. Find out
whether the company you're considering uses state-of-the-art equipment. Ask
companies about their fine work. Do they offer a variety of edges, for example?
If you're looking for stone
accents for your home, consider installing beautiful, natural quartz!