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Save Money: Buy Instock Quartz For Your Next Countertop Project

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Installing countertops in the kitchen and bathroom is an excellent means of enhancing the aesthetics and functionality of these spaces. If you’re planning on upgrading your hard surfaces, Onslow Stoneworks is your trusted and knowledgeable partner for your countertop needs. Our product portfolio comprises various materials, including natural stone, quartz, granite, and recycled options. Visit our showrooms and discover wide-ranging designs, styles, textures, and colors that you can also use beyond your home’s interior. But not always will you find these materials in stock at Onslow.

white calacatta quartz kitchen countertops
Featured: MSI Calacatta Laza 

 

What is In-Stock Quartz Material?

When speaking of in-stock material, it means Onslow has it readily available for purchase now. Granted, customers can visit our countertop showrooms to browse through the collection and purchase slabs that represent their personalities and integrate well with the overall home designs. While other materials in our online store need to be ordered, in-stock colors are readily available. You can be guaranteed that we’ll meet your remodeling in a timely manner.

 

Why Buy In-Stock Quartz Countertops?

If you’re confined to a limited budget, it’s understandable to look for ways to save in your countertop renovation project. Investing in in-stock countertop materials offers cost-saving opportunities, transforming your kitchen and bathroom at a fraction of the standard cost.

Typically, quartz and granite manufacturers sell whole countertop slabs. Hardly do remodeling projects use up the entire slabs. Large, usable portions will remain. Picture this: If your kitchen needs only 1.3 slabs, a fabricator will lose 70% of the costs after installation. But no fabricator wishes to incur such losses. That’s why we keep the remnants in stock for any customer who’d like to use the same material in their home makeover projects. Instead of purchasing entire slabs, you can choose in-stock countertops and only pay for the square-footage you require; no more, no less. Not only will you save on waste, but your overall remodeling costs significantly plummet.

Featured: Silestone Pearl Jasmine

By purchasing our in-stock countertops, you invest in the trending colors, styles, and designs that we sell often. Contact Onslow or visit one of our showrooms today and we’ll help you choose the right countertop material, color, and style for your kitchen or bath. 

 

 

A Guide to Quartz Countertops

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Quartz countertops can take any bathroom or kitchen to the next level. Quartz is one of the most durable countertop materials on the market and quartz can withstand the demands of a well-lived life all while maintaining its beauty. If you are considering quartz countertops for your kitchen or bathroom renovation, you’ll find the information you need that will help you decide if it is the right material for you in this guide.

 

What are quartz countertops made of? 

 

Quartz countertops are comprised of around 93 percent quartz, a natural material, and 7 percent binder and color. The result of this combination is a beautiful yet extremely durable stone. Quartz countertops differ from granite and marble countertops because they are a part of the engineered stone family while granite and marble are natural stones. When you go shopping for quartz countertops you’ll find a variety of colors and patterns inspired by natural stone to fit your design needs at one of our Onslow Stoneworks showrooms located in Swansboro, New Bern, or Morehead City.

Is quartz or granite more expensive? 

 

The price of quartz and granite will vary considerably from one fabricator in North Carolina to the next. There are many factors that play into the price of a material such as where it originates from, the design of the countertop and the complexity of the project. In regards to kitchen and bathroom countertops, homeowners can expect to pay about the same for granite and quartz. 

 

Is quartz a better countertop material than granite?

 

Quartz and granite are both premium countertop materials that will increase the value of your property. To say if quartz is better than granite depends on the design preferences, where the material will be placed and the lifestyle needs of the buyer. Granite often appeals to customers who are wanting to use all-natural materials, while quartz offers easier maintenance, slightly better durability and a modern look.

 

What are the pros vs. cons of quartz countertops?

 

Quartz countertops have a number of attractive qualities such as the durability and beauty they offer. Let’s take a look at a few of the strengths and weaknesses of quartz countertops.

Pros:

  • Quartz is one of the most durable countertops materials 
  • Quartz will not need to be resealed regularly 
  • Variety of options for color and pattern
  • Non-porous which makes it resistant to staining and bacteria
  • Resistant to scratches

Cons:

  • Quartz is an engineered stone and will not have the natural look when compared to marble and granite
  • Direct sunlight over an extended period of time can cause damage
  • Not as resistant to heat as granite

 

What color do quartz countertops come in?

 

Quartz countertops, as a man-made stone, are uniform in appearance. This material comes in a variety of colors and patterns, from deep black to bright white. It is inspired by the most breathtaking hues and textures in nature and can be made to mimic the color, pattern, and veining of other stones. 

 

What are some popular quartz colors?

Stellar

 

 

White Sands 

 

 

Serenity 

 

 

Tranquility 

 

 

Quartz is a great investment for any home and is a great material for both kitchen and bathroom renovations! If you are looking for quartz countertops in Swansboro, New Bern, or Morehead City contact our team at Onslow Stoneworks to learn more about our selection!