5 Ways to Customize Your Quartz Countertop Installation

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Quartz is a versatile man-made stone that can be customized for kitchen and bathroom countertops. At E&B Granite, we have a team of designers, fabricators, and installers to help you create countertops that match your style preferences. Here are five ways to customize your quartz countertop installation project:

1. Colors

Because quartz is a composite material, manufacturers can produce it in a range of colors and patterns. Choosing a countertop color that complements the cabinetry, flooring, and surrounding decor creates a cohesive interior design tailored to individual aesthetic preferences. E&B Granite carries over 100 quartz styles for homeowners to explore while designing their kitchens or bathrooms.

Some traditional quartz styles include slabs with natural colors and marble-inspired patterns. For a modern, minimalistic look, homeowners can choose quartz slabs that look like carefully poured concrete. Quartz slabs may be polished or honed depending on the homeowner’s preference for light-reflecting or matte surfaces.

2. Cuts

Quartz slabs can be cut to size for large and small kitchen or bathroom countertop layouts. If the kitchen has multiple perpendicular walls or long stretches of countertops, fabricators will measure the space to verify that the cut stone will fit into place effortlessly. Homeowners can customize the thickness of their quartz countertops. Thicker stone slabs are heavy and should be installed on reinforced cabinets designed to withstand the weight. Thinner slabs are lighter and provide a sleek, minimalistic appearance.

The edges of a quartz countertop may be fabricated with a beveled, chiseled, squared, or rounded surface. These edges can be overhanging or flush with cabinetry, depending on the homeowner’s preferences. Some stone countertops have several seams where the individual pieces come together but using large slabs during quartz countertop installation eliminates the presence of multiple seams. Seamless countertop designs require high levels of precision and care during the fabrication and installation processes. At E&B Granite, we use a custom laser template system, CNC saw, and router technology to create precise cuts. This helps us produce custom designs that match each project’s unique specifications.

3. Sinks

Homeowners can add an integrated, drop-in, or undermount sink to quartz kitchen countertops. The fabricators will ask for the sink measurements to confirm that the cuts match the fixtures during installation. An integrated sink is cut into a thick slab of quartz to create a smooth transition between the sink and the countertop. These custom kitchen and bathroom sinks may be cut into round, square, and rectangular shapes to match the surrounding decor and design style.

For bathroom sinks, homeowners can choose unique and functional designs like a single remnant slab of quartz with a freestanding basin or two cutouts for a couple’s vanity. Because quartz is a composite material, it doesn’t require additional waterproof sealing like natural stone options. Quartz countertops are resistant to staining, scratches, chipping, and water damage, making them ideal for bathrooms and kitchens. 

4. Backsplashes

To further customize your kitchen or bathroom, use the same stone for the backsplash and the countertops. This creates a seamless transition between the surfaces and adds a modern, minimalistic element to the space. Homeowners may extend the quartz countertop vertically to the backsplash behind the sink and stove to protect the walls from water and oil damage.

The height of an extended quartz backsplash is customizable based on homeowner preference, ranging from a few inches to several feet or countertop-to-ceiling height. To make the custom backsplash the focal point of the kitchen, select cabinet and flooring materials and colors that blend well with the rest of the space. E&B Granite specializes in designing and installing cohesive kitchen concepts, including elements like backsplashes, countertops, cabinetry, and flooring.

5. Islands and Tables

Custom countertops can be extended to kitchen islands and tabletops. Fabricators can incorporate a large overhang into an island to create functional barstool seating options. Placing an additional sink in the island’s stone countertop creates a more functional food preparation and entertaining space. Some islands are designed with quartz slabs that continue from the countertop down the sides of the structure, creating a streamlined, modern appearance.

E&B Granite offers custom quartz table design and fabrication services to help homeowners tie their dining room furniture into the kitchen’s overall design theme. Homeowners can use the same quartz color and pattern as the countertops for their custom tables. They may also mix various quartz materials throughout their kitchen and dining spaces for a more unique look.

Explore Quartz Countertop Installation Services

E&B Granite has 20 years of experience providing the St. Louis bi-state area with custom countertops for bathrooms and kitchens. We meet with each client to learn more about their project goals and provide design suggestions. Before fabricating the countertops, our team will measure the installation site to better understand how the design plans and the client’s style preferences will align. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or receive a free quote for your renovation or construction project.

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