Quartz - Premier Tile and Stone

Quartz Tile

Within the Earth’s continental crust, quartz is the second most abundant mineral, making it great for many uses. Quartz is the most important constituent in granite, sandstone and shale. Benefits of using quartz for tiling include:

  • Heat resistant
  • Scratch resistant
  • Non porous
  • Water proof
  • Low maintenance
  • Stain resistant
  • It comes in a wide range of colors
  • Resistant to chemicals

Popular Uses for Quartz Tile

Quartz is incredibly useful in many different areas of the home. Most people know quartz for powering clocks, but that’s not all it’s good for. Because of quartz’s non porous texture, it is waterproof, making it perfect for use in showers and on bathroom floors. Quartz is also great as a backsplash behind a kitchen sink or for kitchen floor tiling. It is available in a wide range of colors, making it great for many home applications. Quartz is capable of lasting longer than your home if properly taken care of and treated. Quartz is suitable for outdoor uses as well as indoor, due to its low maintenance and stain and chemical resistance. It can take almost anything you throw at it, including kids, dogs, spills and frosts. If you’re interested in quartz, stop by Premier Tile and Stone with your questions and we can help you get on your way to installation!

How It’s Made

Quartz countertops are a manufactured product blending natural quartz stone with polymers and resins. Quartz countertops can be manufactured in any look, from a granite look to more contemporary colors. Because it is manufactured, quartz counters are consistent from slab to slab, unlike granite. They are similar in price to granite slabs, but are sometimes slightly more expensive.

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