Quartz is a beautiful option for kitchen countertops, vanity tops, fireplace surrounds and more. But, homeowners are sometime unclear as to what quartz is and where it comes from.
Natural stone is mined from quarries in huge blocks and then cut into slabs. We all remember learning about rocks and minerals in science class and quartz is a mineral – in fact, the second most abundant mineral on earth. But quartz is not removed from the earth in large blocks ready to cut into slabs.
Quartz slabs, like those in The BGE Quartz Collection, are considered engineered stone. A typical slab contains over 90 percent quartz which has been ground and mixed with resins, polymers and pigments. This is formed into slabs which are then cut and polished, ready to be fabricated for kitchen countertops, vanity tops, and/or fireplace surrounds. Whether the quartz is finely or coarsely ground and how much pigment is used determines the final look of the slab. Quartz often mimics the look of natural stones, including granite or marble.
Quartz has many excellent qualities that make it a great choice for kitchen countertops.
- is durable
- comes in a wide range of colors
- does not require sealing or resealing
- hygienic and non-porous
- is stain and crack resistant
- is easy to clean with mild soap, water and a soft cloth
The BGE Quartz Collection offers design options to suit every taste and budget. Our quartz Collection includes a wide range of colors from sleek whites and greys to stunning blues and greens that are becoming increasingly popular. As importers and wholesalers, we continue to source beautiful, unique, high-quality quartz from all over the world as well as the United States.
If you are planning a new kitchen or updating a bathroom, fireplace surround or other home improvement project, quartz offers many benefits! We invite you to visit one of our showrooms in West Bridgewater or Haverhill, MA to see in person our many beautiful quartz designs in The BGE Quartz Collection, as well as our large inventory of natural stones and Laminam Porcelain.
We look forward to seeing you.