Blog Posts from Northstar Granite Tops

Is Quartz Really Made of Quartz? And Other Frequently Asked Questions

| | Quartz Countertops

When in the market for Quartz countertops in Medina or surrounding areas, it can be fun to find out a little more about this interesting material. At Northstar Granite Tops, we specialize in Quartz countertops and have compiled a list of some of the questions we’ve been asked about this wonderful countertop material.quartz countertops

So, is it really made of quartz?

Even if you are not familiar with quartz as a name for this material, you may be familiar with its more popular name, engineered stone counters. “Quartz” is used because it signifies luster and hardness; two things quartz countertops are known for. While quartz countertops do contain quartz, the term is more for getting its main attributes across. Quartz countertops are made of 93% ground natural quartz and 7% binding polymers, resins and pigments. This added heft provided by the resins makes quartz countertops more resistant to scratches and stains.

Do I need to have my quartz countertops sealed?

These very resins and binders make quartz countertops non-porous so they never need to be sealed. Another great feature of quartz countertops are very easy to maintain and are resistant to stains. This makes them perfect for busy areas of the home and households with children.

Are there many stylish options in quartz countertops?

Quartz is currently enjoying a surge in popularity. The biggest reason can be attributed to the many advances in creating the stone’s aesthetic look, like the addition of organic-looking swirls, patterns, styles and variations.

Is quartz very expensive?

Quartz is comparable and sometimes an even less expensive option in countertop material. Installing quartz countertops can cut down on cost without sacrificing style. If your kitchen has a lot of counter space, quartz may just be the material for you.

If you don’t see your quartz question above, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! The experts at Northstar Granite Tops are well-versed in all things quartz countertops and can answer any question you might have.

Quartz countertops can make the perfect complement to a variety of home décor. Allow our team at Northstar Granite Tops to help you find the best countertops for you and your home’s needs.

We can tell you more about our many options in Quartz countertops for Medina and the surrounding areas and even offer you a free quote! Call Northstar Granite Tops today at 320-963-8677 or contact us online for your Free Estimate.

Make New Kitchen Countertops Your Next Home Improvement Project

| | Granite Countertops, Kitchen Countertops, Quartz Countertops, Stone Countertops

May is National Home Improvement Month, making it a great time of year to consider a kitchen remodel! And, when you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen, you will no doubt be considering new countertops. At Northstar Granite Tops, we specialize in kitchen countertops for Edina and the surrounding areas and know a thing or two when it comes to picking out the perfect countertops. Some of the most popular choices for kitchen countertops are granite and quartz so we’d like to talk to you about how to pick the perfect granite or quartz countertops for your unique kitchen. It can be one of the most exciting (and stressful!) parts of designing your home remodel. You want to be sure they match your kitchen and that they suit your own personal tastes and style. So how can you be sure you’re picking the right kitchen countertops for your home? We have a few suggestions to consider.kitchen countertops

Bring in Some Samples from Your Kitchen

When looking for new kitchen countertops, it makes sense to bring in samples and swatches from your kitchen. Bring samples of the cabinetry, paint, flooring and your kitchen appliances. That way, you can compare the granite and quartz countertop styles to the other aspects of your kitchen to ensure that everything matches. Making sure your kitchen countertops match the rest of the room, cabinets and appliances from the get-go can save you time, money and a lot of hassle in the long run.

Stop by Our Showroom

When you are picking out new kitchen countertops, you should definitely see the countertop samples in person before you buy. That way, you can see firsthand the styles, colors and patterns you have to choose from. If you just see the countertops online or in a picture, it can be difficult to tell what the true colors or patterns are and how they look in different lighting. Seeing them in person can help you decide what colors and patterns you like best.

Talk to the Experts

If you still are not sure which kitchen countertops to choose for your home, it is always best to talk to the experts. The countertop professionals at Northstar Granite Tops are ready and willing to tell you all about the many countertop options we carry. While we can’t make the decision for you, but we can certainly help guide you in the right direction and give you our expert opinions.

Are you interested in learning more about kitchen countertops for your Edina home? Call Northstar Granite Tops at 320-963-8677 or you can contact us to get a Free Quote.