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Quartz Countertops

If you're looking for a countertop that's beautiful and easy to maintain. Look no further.

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-When choosing a countertop, you expect a lot. You want a surface that's easy on the eyes and easy to live with. As a countertop material, nothing is more durable than cork surfacing. -It looks and feels like natural stone but comes in a rainbow of colors and textures. -Let me show you more about this versatile choice. -Cork surfacing is a blend of cork, pigments and resin that is molded into 3 quarter to 1 and 1/2 inch-thick slabs, and then baked at extremely high temperature. The resulting slabs can feature cutouts that accommodate sinks and other appliances. Cork surfacing is seamless, non-porous, heat and scratch resistant. It doesn't need any sealing or special care. It's perfect for any countertop in your kitchen. -If you're considering cork surfacing, spend some time exploring your options. You'll find a wide array of colors and textures. Some mimic the look of natural stone while others are unique. A range of finishes is available as well from softly-honed to sleekly polished. Because each slab of cork surfacing is custom-fabricated, you can specify various edges including Bullnose which is a rounded edge that is less likely to chip, Ogie which is an elegant S-shape profile, Bevel which is a slanted edge, Chiseled Edge which replicates the look of hand-humed stone. -Although cork surfacing is super durable, remember to use a trivet with hot pans to avoid the potential of cracking the slab. Also, cork surfacing requires professional installation. Be sure to include shipping and insulation costs in your budget, and if your budget is getting tight, splurge on cork servicing in areas where you do the most work so just a prep isle and a clean up zone then finish the remainder of your countertop in a contrasting material.