Frequently Asked Questions Heard in Countertop Showrooms | Bedrock Quartz

Frequently Asked Questions Heard in Countertop Showrooms

As a company committed to serving customers throughout Utah, we operate countertop showrooms in West Jordan, St. George, Layton, Pleasant Grove, Spanish Fork, and Murray. It is our pleasure to meet with customers to discuss material choices and installation of their new stone countertops. We wouldn’t give up the showroom experience for anything.

If you have never visited a Bedrock Quartz showroom before, why not stop by and see what we have on offer? Come prepared to ask questions, too. We are happy to provide answers. We get lots of questions, and all are worth asking. With that in mind, here are some of the most frequently asked questions heard in countertop showrooms:

1. Which is the best countertop material?

This is one of the toughest questions to answer because so much of it depends on personal preference. Needless to say that quartzite, quartz, granite, and marble are all different materials with distinct properties. The three materials look different. They feel different. They come in at different price points.

The only advice we can give in this regard is to do your best to explain to a showroom representative exactly what it is you are looking for. That representative is likely to ask you questions as well. Based on your answers, they can guide you to the right material.

2. How much maintenance is involved with each material?

Now here is a question that’s fairly easy to answer. Of the three materials, quartz requires the least amount of maintenance. For routine maintenance, cleaning with a general-purpose solution should do the trick. Quartz is the most stain-resistant of the three, so that’s worth considering.

Granite and marble require a bit more maintenance. Both should be sealed. The two materials are also prone to staining if you don’t stay ahead of spills.

3. What exactly is sealing?

Although quartz countertops do not need sealer, applying one won’t hurt anything. On the other hand, granite and marble need to be sealed. Sealing is a process of applying a chemical finish that protects the stone in order to minimize the risk of staining, chipping, and cracking.

Sealed countertops need to be resealed periodically. How often depends on the material and the chosen sealer. A good rule of thumb is to plan on resealing once per year.

4. Is there a best choice in terms of profile?

When we speak of profile in kitchen countertops, we are speaking mainly of the edge. We offer seven different edge choices including flat, waterfall, and mitered. As for which edge is best for you, only you can decide that. Each profile choice has its advantages and disadvantages. One of our team members will walk you through each choice at your request.

Flat, bullnose, and waterfall edges are fairly common in modern homes. All three are fairly easy to keep clean. However, the waterfall and bullnose profiles offer the added advantage of no sharp edge to worry about.

5. Is it true I can get almost any kind of look with quartz?

In theory, yes. Quartz countertops are manufactured by combining natural quartz minerals with a selection of resins and dyes. The resins and dyes can be mixed and matched to create a variety of solid colors or some of the most intricate patterns. Manufacturers can even replicate natural stone.

The five questions offered in this post barely scratch the surface. There are a lot more where these came from. Where is the best place to get answers? At a Bedrock Quartz showroom. If you are planning to install new countertops, why not stop by and speak to our team?