If you’re looking for a high-quality countertop in Whitby, our wide array of elegant quartz countertops will suit your taste, lifestyle and decor.
Quality Quartz Countertops in Durham Region
Quartz is an engineered stone that combines naturally mined quartz with resins, binding agents and pigments. The result is a beautiful, versatile material capable of giving your Durham home the exact look you want, whether it’s modern, traditional or rustic.
Whitby Quartz Countertops
Our conveniently located Whitby showroom has a stylish selection of quartz countertops that will get your creative juices flowing. You can also check out our gallery page to see some of our work.
How to Take Care of Quartz Countertops
The best way to care for a quartz countertop is to clean fresh spills as quickly as possible with warm water, mild soap and a soft cloth or sponge.
For stains, use a glass or surface cleaner suitable for quartz. You can confirm if a cleaner is safe by checking the website of the manufacturer of your quartz countertop and the cleaner itself.
When caring for your quartz countertop, avoid exposing it to extreme heat by placing a trivet or pad underneath hot pots and pans, always use a cutting board during meal prep to avoid scratching or cutting the surface and keep your quartz countertop away from direct sunlight as it can cause colour fading, warping or splitting.
How much do quartz countertops cost in Canada?
The cost of a quartz countertop will depend on a few factors that include the quality of quartz you choose, the manufacturer of the quartz, installation costs, the size of countertop you wish to install, the number of quartz slabs needed, the number of seams to be joined and any other shaping, edging, cut-outs or fabrications that are needed.
What are the pros and cons of quartz countertops?
There are many benefits of a quartz countertop. Some of them include that, compared to marble or granite, there are more colour options with quartz. Quartz is also more durable and quartz countertops do not to be sealed. And because of the way quartz countertops are formed, their non-porous surface helps them resist stains, bacteria and viruses.
Some drawbacks of quartz countertops are that, while competitive in price to materials like slate, granite and marble, they are at the higher end of the pricing scale for countertops.
Quartz countertops are also not recommended for outdoor use, direct sunlight or having high temperature pots and pans placed directly on them.
Which quartz brand is best?
The best brand of quartz depends on the eye of the beholder. Finding the best quartz countertop is about finding the right countertop for your décor, lifestyle and budget, among other considerations.
Having said that, some of the more popular quartz brands include Caesarstone, Cambria and Silestone.
Can you use Clorox disinfecting wipes on quartz countertops?
Ideally, you want to stay away from abrasives, alkaline, acids, concentrated bleach and cleaners with high or low pH levels with a quartz countertop. It’s always best to check with the manufacturer of your countertop for their recommended maintenance techniques.
Because of the way it’s formed, quartz is a non-porous material, already giving quartz countertops a natural antibacterial surface.
It is important to clean spills as quickly as possible and doing so with soapy water and a soft cloth should be enough to clean a quartz countertop.