Can Quartz Countertops Be Too Heavy for Cabinets?

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At E&B Granite, we carry many custom countertop stone materials, including quartz. We have one of the largest in-stock supplies of quartz in the Midwest. Quartz is a popular kitchen and bathroom countertop material that is durable and easy to maintain. Here are some commonly asked questions about quartz countertop installation:

Can Quartz Countertops Be Too Heavy for Cabinets?

Quartz countertops can be heavy, but our installation experts will cut the quartz into slabs that are the ideal weight, thickness, length, and depth for your cabinets. If you are planning to install quartz countertops in your new home or remodel, consider reinforcing your lower cabinets. We can also add an extra layer of plywood to make sure they are strong enough to hold the stone. 

Can I Do a Quartz Countertop Installation Myself?

We recommend hiring a professional team for quartz countertop installation. This is because the material can be heavy and fragile, and it requires special tools to cut the slab to your home’s specifications. Our team of installers at E&B Granite uses a custom laser template system, a computer-controlled CNC saw, and router technology to create precise cuts that result in invisible seams when we install them in your kitchen or bathroom space.

Are Quartz Countertops Easy To Maintain?

Quartz is a non-porous stone that does not allow food particles, water, or other liquids into its surface. This is a great option for humid environments like bathrooms. Avoid placing direct, high heat onto quartz countertops for extended periods of time to reduce the risk of heat damage. Clean your quartz countertops with a gentle dish soap and water mixture, and avoid harsh chemical cleaners like bleach.

Do Quartz Countertops Need To Be Sealed?

Because of their non-porous nature, quartz countertops do not need to be sealed like other stone materials. Quartz is a durable material that is highly resistant to chips and scratches. If your quartz countertops develop chips or signs of heat damage over time, contact E&B Granite. Our professionals can replace or repair your quartz countertops and get them looking their best.

What Are the Common Design Options for Quartz Countertops?

Quartz countertops come in a variety of colors and patterns. Many people choose quartz for its versatility and ability to match many interior design styles. Quartz can come in natural colors or imitate the appearance of granite, marble, or concrete. At E&B Granite, we carry over 100 quartz color and pattern options for you to choose from. Visit our St. Louis, MO, showroom or explore our online collection of quartz to find the right design for your project.

Choose E&B Granite for Your Stone Countertop Installation

Quartz countertops are a popular choice for home kitchens and bathrooms. At E&B Granite, we have been fabricating and installing custom quartz, granite, marble, quartzite, and soapstone countertops since 2002. Our team of professionals can help you find the perfect stone material to match your interior design style. Call us today at (314) 645-9300 or fill out our online contact form to get a quote or consultation for your next countertop installation project.

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