When you are redoing your kitchen, you might decide to install quartz countertops. These countertops are made of stone scraps and other things like sand, glass, mirrors, and quartz. All of those things are then mixed up with resin and epoxy. The resulting mixture is placed in molds and cured until the countertops are hard and ready to be installed. The counters may already be in the proper shape or they may need to be cut off to be shaped. You might want to install these countertops in your kitchen for many reasons.
One reason to use these countertops in your kitchen is that the material is more likely to look uniform and the same throughout the entire run of countertops. That's because creating the countertops from scraps makes it easier for the resulting pieces to have a uniform look, especially if everything is poured in a large batch.
Quartz countertops are an excellent way to help reduce waste produced by stonemasons, stone yards, and quarries. All the chips, pieces, and dust these places generate can be repurposed and turned into countertops. That removes waste from any waste stream and makes it functional again.
It's easy to add color to your countertops, which isn't something you can do if you get a natural stone. Special dyes can be mixed into the mixture before it gets poured and cured. If you want a specific color, you can check with the installers to see if they have that color or if they can order it for you.
Quartz countertops are pretty environmentally friendly because using cultured or engineered stone means that more stone isn't being quarried, which is environmentally friendly in more than one way. One way is that the larger pieces of digging equipment will use a lot of gas and spit out a lot of exhaust. But, that happens less with quartz countertops. The waste reduction factor is another reason these countertops are environmentally influenced.
Quartz countertops can be a wise choice to put in your kitchen because the countertops are also resistant to bacteria. If you do a lot of cooking, that can be good because you don't have to worry about food cross-contamination.
If you're remodeling your kitchen, contact a local kitchen remodeling service to learn more about quartz countertops and how they can work in your new kitchen design.