Before 2000, if you expect your countertops luxurious and beautiful, you should think of natural marble firstly. Now you should consider marble look quartz countertops! Because you should be troubled with the defects of natural marble :
- soft material easy to have chips;
- easy to dirty and stain access due to porous issue;
- color changes and can etch that needs high maintenance
Granite is better than natural marble used for countertops, but the beautiful veins are not easy to get. Also many granites have pin holes too. Then the best material is engineered quartz stone.
Silastone® quartz is made of at least 92% quartz sands and 7% resin under high pressure. Our quartz is compact and durable hard surface avoiding all the above defects of natural marble. The Marble Look Quartz have both the natural marble’s beauty of veins and patterns, but also the physical properties of engineered quartz, that is why it’s now very hot in the market.
The Marble Look Quartz Countertops, are the quartz countertops that look like carrara marble OR Calacatta. They include:
Carrara White quartz Countertops;
Carrara Supe quartz Countertops;
Calacatta Quartz Countertops;
And other veined quartz with marble veins and patterns.
whatever if they are white quartz countertops or black quartz countertops.
The White Carrara quartz countertops differing from the Calacatta quartz countertops are on the veins thickness and directions. The Carrara quartz countertops generally have very thin veins, compared to Calacatta quartz countertops have thick veins. See above two pictures and below two pictures showing the veins.
Meanwhile, the veins and patterns of Carrara marble look quartz countertops are generally even spreading on the surface. Whatever they are kitchen or bathroom counterotps, kitchen islands, bar tops, splashes.
But Calacatta quartz countertops are different ! Calacatta quartz bolder veins have directions. The kitchen countertops would prefer the same directions of the veins to get the design beauty, especially for the L shaped kitchen countertops. For the kitchen islands, residents would like the veins from the tops to the waterfalls to be connected. See below an example.
Calacatta quartz countertops are normally more expensive than Carrara quartz countertops, but also are up to the veins and patterns.
The below Nero Marquina quartz countertops are also one kind of marble look quartz countertops.
There are other more quartz colors we call they are marble look quartz, for full our quartz colors please visit Quartz Collections.