Quartz Slabs Make Big Appearance At Granite Imports

Denver, CO – April 2016 – To meet the demand of the quartz countertop boom that has sent builders, designers, and homeowners in search of quartz slabs in Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska, Granite Imports is now offering the latest in premium quality engineered quartz slabs in its Denver, Grand Junction, and Fort Collins warehouses to fabricators in multiple western states.

With longstanding popularity in developed countries from Australia to Israel, engineered quartz is no newcomer to the countertop market, but only in recent years has it begun gaining a foothold in the U.S., growing from a 5% share of the market in 2013 to 8% in 2015, with expectations of rapidly increasing sales in upcoming years.

Appealing to luxury and mass-market buyers, homebuilders constructing new homes, and renovators of existing homes, quartz slabs have widespread acceptance on all ends of the consumer spectrum. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) 2015 Trend Report, quartz surfacing holds the most market share for countertops: 81% of surveyed respondents specified quartz for kitchen jobs in 2015, and 67% expect to do more with quartz slabs in 2016. JPMorgan and investors have also identified the surface as playing an increasing role as the U.S. housing market continues its recovery climb.

Comprised of ground quartz aggregates, pigments, and polymers, quartz slabs are lower impact on natural resources. One of the hardest materials in the world, quartz is highly durable, low maintenance, and available in a diverse range of colors, some of which closely mimic the look of other natural stones. These distinctive features make them highly competitive in the countertop market. Upping the ante: Stain and heat resistance and a non-porous composition that is highly resistant to harboring mold and bacteria, allowing users the capability to keep surfaces 99.9% bacteria-free. Quartz countertops also offer a variety of edging options, just like natural stone, as well as unique installation benefits. Held in place utilizing glue and epoxy, quartz slabs can be used on large vertical surfaces like backsplashes and shower enclosures without the fissures and seams of natural stone.

To learn more about quartz slabs available at Granite Imports, or to get a list of Granite Import’s approved fabricators for quartz countertops, contact a Granite Imports showroom near you today.


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