A moderately priced option that has long been a favourite of Ottawa area residents looking for kitchen counter top replacement, quartz is stronger and more durable than the synthetic laminate option, offers incredible resale value, and is more durable and resistant over the years. Quartz countertops Ottawa is an excellent source for great priced granite, quartz and engineered stone in Eastern Ontario
In terms of cost, it can be hard to nail down an exact cost difference as both granite and its cousin quartz have prices which are dependant on the current economic climate where these stones are mined. In general though, pure granite costs more since quartz or engineered stone contains several synthetic resins which are less expensive and bond the entire counter together. Don’t let this be a turn-off though, since the majority of most quartz counters are composed of very good quartzite stones (usually 95%) and quartzite stone. This adds to the durability of the whole piece and helps it become more resistant to chipping, scratching and stains. Of course if you do end up doing enough damage to scratch or chip your quartz, these can always be repaired by someone experienced in masonry and countertop repair.
One of the main reasons for the popularity of quartz is the unique look it offers as an alternative to other materials with a uniform design and colour. Every inch of an engineered stone countertop reveals a unique pattern that can make the difference between a normal looking kitchen renovation, and one that really gives your Ottawa home a one-of-a-kind look.