Kitchen countertops are one of the most important parts of your kitchen – and your kitchen’s design. The countertop is more than just a place to rest your small appliances. They share a lot of your kitchen work each day while also playing a big part in your kitchen looks and style. Quartz countertops remain the most popular countertop trend going into 2023, with 83% of experts responding that it would be the most popular trend for homeowners this year.
Quartz countertops are made from roughly 91% to 93% natural quartz, a mineral that scores 7 on the Mohs minerals hardness scale, making it the hardest material used in home construction today. Quartz countertops are a form of engineered stone made from ground-up particles of quartz bound together with resins. Quartz is harder than granite and, thus, more durable.
Quartz is nearly indestructible, and because it isn’t porous like granite, it’s easy to keep your countertops relatively bacteria-free. These countertops are not only hard and durable, but they’re also resistant to everyday wear and tear. They’re also stain and scratch resistant. Each manufacturer has their own set of colours and patterns, but whether you like the look of white marble or want a bright, bold colour that sparkles, there is a quartz countertop that can match your style. Be careful with cooking pans, though: Quartz can be damaged by excessive heat, so always use heating pads.
Waterfall islands are created by a countertop that makes a 90-degree turn at the edge and follows the cabinet side to the floor. The countertop material is mitered to make a sharp angle as it turns downward. This creates a contemporary, sleek look for the island that can become the focus of the kitchen design.
It is a big “NO” if you are not a professional. Countertop installation must be done by professionals like Cabinet Painters Calgary, who are vetted with the process and know multiple options to bring the best for your kitchen.
The average cost for a 28 square feet countertop installation is about $2800. It is exclusive of taxes, and the project’s style and complexity and cutouts can cost you additional charges.