Quartz surface laminate [http://www.techniboard.com/]
Ever since the invention of Formica in the '20s, kitchen countertops in America have been simply covered in laminates. During the past decade, though, natural stone surfaces have landed in ever more kitchens: granite, marble, soapstone and even concrete. But now there's a new countertop contender on the design scene: Quartz surfaces laminate.
Boasting the best qualities of laminate and stone (along with its own unique features), this new Quartz surfaces laminate is the next decorative surfaces.
Granite has been used as a building material since ancient times. It is one of the oldest and most durable building products available. Natural stone has become the material of choice for today's luxury homes and before the Quartz surfaces laminate, no one was able to solve the problems of transportation and installation (an average of $60 per square foot for the transport and installation alone!). Quartz surfaces laminate is far more affordable to transport and install (a 10 feet slab can be lift by one man), all edges are polished.
This new quartz surfaces laminate is probably the best decorative surface since Formica(tm) was invented in 1912.
Plastic Laminate vs. Quartz surfaces laminate
With a price comparable to Plastic Laminate, customers will choose Quartz Laminate for its natural looking appearance.
Solid Surface vs. Quartz surfaces laminate
Solid Surfaces have simply no advantage over Quartz Laminate, more solid, resistant to heat, scratches and stains.
Plain Quartz Surfaces vs. Quartz surfaces laminate
Quartz Laminate is much more affordable and easier to install than Plain Quartz Surfaces, due to its lightweight yet solid properties.
Granite vs. Quartz surfaces laminate
Quartz Laminate is shinier, easier to transport, lighter and much more affordable than granite, yet it has a natural looking appearance.
Ceramic Tiles (Walls and Floors) vs. Quartz surfaces laminate
Quartz Laminate has water/stain/heat/impact resistant and has the beauty and durability of granite. Unlike ceramic tiles, Quartz Laminate installation is very fast and affordable.