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Atlanta Quartz CountertopsQuartz is one of the most abundant minerals found in the earth. Many different varieties are found that are considered semi-precious gemstones, with many varieties found in Europe and the Middle East. These semi-precious quartz varieties have been used to make jewelry and hardstone carvings since ancient times.

Quartz has been known by many names. Pure quartz has been known as rock crystal and is sometimes called clear quartz. This variety is colorless and transparent. It is commonly used to make hardstone carvings, jewelry, and collectibles. There are lesser varieties that are colored including citrine, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, milky quartz, and others.

You will find that these countertops are not always made of quarried slabs but are most often engineered through combining about 95% ground natural quartz and 5 percent polymer resin. The natural quartz within the material is what provides the beautiful sparkling highlights. Quartz countertops are equally durable and beautiful. They come in a vast array of colors from light to dark, so you will have many options to choose from.

Quartz Colors for New Kitchen Countertops

Citrine is a pale yellow to brown color and is a rare variety of quartz. While natural citrines are rare, most have been heat-treated commercially to form amethysts or smoky quartz varieties. But with this process, the results will have small lines in the crystal instead of the natural cloudy or smoky appearance.

Rose Quartz has a pale pink to rose tint and believed to be colored due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese. There is also a rare pink quartz that’s also called crystalline rose quartz with a color that is believed to be caused by tiny amounts of phosphate or aluminum in the stone. The color in crystals is photosensitive and subject to fading. The first crystals were found near Rumford, Maine in the USA but most on the market come from Brazil.

Amethyst is a form of quartz that is bright to dark or dull purple. The largest deposits are found in Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Russia, Morocco, France, and Namibia. Amethyst forms where there is also iron in the area.

Smoky quartz is translucent gray and ranges in clarity from nearly transparent to an almost opaque brownish gray. Some can be found in black.

Milky quartz is probably the most common variety of crystalline quartz and is found almost anywhere. The white color is thought to be caused by tiny amounts of gas or liquid (or both) that has been trapped in the material while it was formed.

Though many of the types or varieties were named for the color, today a more scientific naming process is utilized. There are several major varieties today, and not all varieties are naturally occurring because the material is modified with heat or gamma-irradiation to create the color. 

One of the most interesting things to note about quartz countertops is that they come in so many beautiful styles and colors. Ruby red countertops are amazing with the sparkling chips of natural ground quartz.

Quartz for Bathroom Countertops

Quartz is a wonderful material for bathroom vanities. It is available in a wide variety of colors today and the sparkling and veining are loved by many. There are some quartz countertops that have patterns that closely resemble granite and marble. There are also styles in the more solid colors that are simply stunning for a modern home.

Since quartz began being used as a building material, it has been giving granite a run for its money. The material is also one of the hardest minerals on the earth and is very eye-catching. While granite has to be sealed and resealed, quartz does not because it is non-porous. Quartz countertops are stain resistant and are very difficult to scratch. However, it is recommended to use a cutting board and a hot trivet to maximize the life of the countertops. These are the reasons why so many homeowner choose quartz for the kitchen and bathroom today. If you would like more information about Quartz Countertops in Atlanta, please call Poppin Rock Granite.

If you would like more information about Quartz Countertops in Atlanta, please call Poppin Rock Granite at 678-565-1199 or complete our online request form.

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