From Raw Material to Elegant Surfaces: The Creation of Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops have become increasingly popular in both residential and commercial spaces due to their durability and wide range of designs. Understanding how these countertops are made can help you appreciate the craftsmanship and technology that go into creating these beautiful and functional surfaces.


  1. Raw Material Gathering

The process begins with the collection of raw materials. Quartz countertops are engineered stones, primarily composed of natural quartz, which is one of the hardest minerals found on Earth. Alongside quartz, other materials like pigments and resins are also gathered. These resins act as a binding agent, while pigments are used to give the countertops their diverse...


The Best Countertop Surfaces to Minimize Germs in Your Kitchen

Medical News Today claims there are more than 200 viruses that contribute to colds. And scientists agree that the body’s ability to fight them is restrained during winter. This means you will have to remain proactive if you are to safeguard your family. The right countertop surface can help, and here are a few bacteria-resistant materials to consider.



Quartz is a type of engineered stone held together by polymers and resin. The result is a solid, non-porous surface that leaves germs with nowhere to grow or hide. Quartz is also tough enough to resist cracking or chipping and will never require resealing. Even after years of regular use, your quartz counters will continue looking ...


The Hard Facts About Kitchen Countertop Seams

After finding that perfect countertop slab, many people begin daydreaming about how it will look in their kitchen. Those visions typically do not involve a seam in the worktop, yet even very large slabs will often require one. You can’t always avoid a seam, but understanding the reasons for them can alleviate any anxiety you might have over them.


Factors that Determine Seams

Seams are sometimes necessary for a variety of reasons. For example, certain materials like marble and granite are very heavy. So, depending on the layout of your cabinets, your slabs could need to be cut into smaller pieces for better support.

The layout of your home and/or kitchen matters too. If you don’...


Clean Your Entire Kitchen with These Ordinary Household Items

Autumn is approaching, the air is getting crisper, and you suddenly have an urge to clean. A well-scrubbed kitchen can lift the spirits, but at the same time, getting started can often feel overwhelming. If you think you need to round up lots of cleaning supplies, you’ll be glad to know you can accomplish almost everything on your to-do list with only a few ordinary items. And best of all, you probably already have most of them on hand.


White Distilled Vinegar

A mixture of water and 5% white distilled vinegar makes a great all-purpose cleaner ideal for glass, sinks, light fixtures, and appliances. While it’s an effective cleaner all on its own, you can also give it a “boost...


A Guide for Finding Kitchen Countertops that Match your Lifestyle

In a OnePoll survey of 2,000 adults, 33% of respondents claimed that cooking with their family was among their favorite childhood memories. But creating those memories requires the right kitchen countertop. That’s why it is so essential to match yours to your lifestyle. Here are some common, everyday challenges our customers often experience, along with their possible solutions.


You Cook with Lots of Different Equipment

Are you someone who enjoys trying out the latest cooking gadgets? If so, you’ll need a countertop that can withstand hot pans as well as lots of heavy equipment. Dolomite is a perfect choice because it is durable and doesn’t warp easily. And while you should a...


6 Kitchen Renovation Tips to Make Your Project Go Smoothly

According to a 2022 U.S. Houzz and Home Study, 28% of all homeowners choose the kitchen for their renovation project. But the kitchen is more than just the most frequently-remodeled space; it also receives more use than any other room. Kitchen improvements, therefore, require more careful planning, and here are some tips to ensure no detail is overlooked.


#1. Design Around Your Existing Structure

Many people opt for a kitchen remodel because they are unhappy with the layout or design of their current space. But while functionality is important, making too many changes will drastically increase the cost and scope of your project. Plumbing and electrical lines are already established and are...


Choose the Right Countertop Installer With This Handy Guide

Family Handyman claims that marble countertops will last an average of 20 years, but you’ll only get between 10 and 20 years from laminate worktops. While quality materials are certainly a factor, choosing the right contractor will also ensure you are able to enjoy your new worktops for longer. With that in mind, how do you choose the right countertop company? Here’s a checklist that will help you make the right decision.


Choose an Established Company

When it comes to kitchen counter installation, you may think there is little difference from one type to the next. But ask anyone who has ever installed countertops and they will tell you that is definitely not the case. Accordingly...


Why Dolomite Makes an Excellent Countertop Choice

According to Britannica online, dolomite rock (along with aragonite and calcite) makes up around two percent of the earth’s crust. And a mountain range in Italy known as the Dolomites is among the largest exposures of dolomite rock on earth. This stone has a number of uses, and one of the most popular ones involves kitchen countertops. Could this be a good alternative for your kitchen? Here is some information that will help you decide.


What is Dolomite?

A sedimentary rock, dolomite is a type of limestone that primarily consists of the mineral dolomite. Accordingly, it is often referred to as dolostone or dolomite rock to distinguish it from the mineral of the same name. It is typical...


What to Consider When Shopping for Kitchen Countertops

Aside from your cabinets, your countertops are what people will notice most about your kitchen. Even so, counters do more than just add style, as they must be functional and durable. Choosing precisely the right worktops is very important, so we have listed some factors that will help guide you in your decision.



You may have other uses for your counters aside from preparing meals. For example, you may use them for crafts or for working from home. Accordingly, you will want a material that will stand up to your versatile lifestyle.

Consider the various materials and their pros and cons to find one that will work best for you. A few that are popular among our New Jersey clients includ...


Kitchen Countertop Color and Design Trends to Watch for in 2023

According to Global Market Insights (GMI) the U.S. remodeling industry exceeded $4 trillion in 2022, and will continue to grow at a 3.5% Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through 2032. Naturally, this means a lot of kitchen remodeling, much of which will also involve new counters.

Maybe you’re planning a kitchen remodel and are wondering what countertop colors will be trending in the New Year. If so, you’ll find all the information about colors, materials, and design trends listed below.


Moving Toward Warmer, Neutral Tones

In 2023, design trends are moving away from cooler colors and toward more warmer, neutral tones. Accordingly, countertops with tones of beige, gray, brown,...