Quartz: Hamilton Suppliers
homeowners opt to install quartzite counters. This natural stone brings beauty
– and adds value – to your property. Before choosing a supplier, consider a few
- Selection. First, does the company
maintain a showroom that offers a large variety of slabs to choose from? A
premium company will house thousands of stone slabs in a showroom where
customers can view them under natural light.
- Comprehensive Service.Does the supplier offer beginning to end service? Dealing with more than one
company can be complicated and time-consuming. Choose a supplier who also does
fabrication and installation.
- Technology. What kind of fabrication
plant does the company maintain? Better stone suppliers use state of the art
CNC fabrication. Computerized design and cutting boost the speed and efficiency
of the fabrication process exponentially. As well, today's CNC provides the
utmost in precision, ensuring that your quartzite counters fit as closely as
- Options. Your company should
offer options for customizing, as well as various finishes and edges.
- Reputation. Before choosing a
company, do your due diligence. Find out about the company's track record, and
stability. If possible, talk to previous customers to ask about their
experience of the company.
- Competitive Prices. Make sure you know the
price range for the stone and services you are looking for, so that when you
receive a quote you'll know where it falls.
When you install countertops
in your Hamilton area home,
there are a number
of options available to you. First, of course, is the choice of stone. Two of
the most popular choices today are granite and quartzite. Similar in appearance
and durability, the choice really comes down to personal preference. Both
quartz and granite are beautiful, stain and heat resistant, and score high on
the Mohs scale of hardness. Other choices for countertops include onyx, travertine,
and marble. Each type of stone has different advantages and challenges, but
more and more Hamilton homeowners are choosing quartzite.
Another option is the finish
of the stone. Do you prefer a highly polished look, or a honed (matte) finish?
There may be other choices such as "leathered,” which gives stone a
river-washed appearance. Polished finishes have a more formal look, but honed
ones are easier to care for.
Edges are very important to
the way that your finished countertop looks. Different edges look good with
different styles of décor. For example, in a sleek modern kitchen, a basic three
centimetre square edge would work
well. If you prefer that the slab have a thicker look, a square and mitred edge will give that appearance. A variation of this,
the eased and mitred edge has rounded
corners and gives your countertop a more casual or friendly look. The bullnose edge is a classic; this rounded
edge detail is perfect for more traditional designs. Waterfall edge gives a sense of movement; an ogee edge is more ornate. There are dozens of types of edges, and
each one gives your stone a different feel.
By choosing the right supplier, you help to
ensure that you'll be happy and satisfied with your new stone counter. Visit
Hamilton area showrooms and discover the beauty of natural stone.