"Pros & Cons Of Quartz Countertops" by CHGD STAFF on February 19, 2011, 6:41 pm, in category General
Okay, so we just established that quartz counters are really nice. Does that mean that they don't have any warts? Not exactly. Just about any product you choose for your home comes with an upside and a downside. It's all a matter of weighing the highs and lows and how they appeal to you.

So let's take a look:

The Pros....

Because it's non-porous you don't have to worry about any bacteria, germs and other undesirable vermin setting up home on your counter.....


"Differences Among Brands & How To Choose?" by CHGD STAFF on February 19, 2011, 6:26 pm, in category General
Differences Among Brands & How To Choose

There are close to a dozen different brands of quartz surfacing so the natural question that arises often involves how and if they're different from one another. In other words, does it matter which brand you choose?

The short answer to that is "not really." The process used to make quartz surfacing and the materials and machinery used is virtually the same across the various brands. The majority, sav.....


"Which is cheaper?" by CHGD STAFF on February 19, 2011, 6:22 pm, in category General
Which Is Cheaper - Granite Or Quartz?
This is a question that's commonly asked when homeowners are considering quartz or granite for their next countertop surface.

Generally speaking, quartz is considered more expensive than granite.  This is the short answer to the question.

However, if you want to understand why granite is cheaper (generally speaking), read on.

A more thoughtful answer to this question is as variable as the types of stone and quartz yo.....


"Quartz" by CHGD STAFF on February 19, 2011, 6:15 pm, in category General
This article will help answer some of the questions you may have about quartz countertop.

What is Quartz?
Quartz is a mineral and one of the most abundant on our planet.  For example, granite is one form of stone that's made up of several minerals, primarily quartz and feldspar.

So when it comes to countertops the quartz variety isn't "solid quartz", but rather, a combination of the quartz mineral and several other additives. Their makeup is about 93% quartz, with.....


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