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How to Choose the Perfect Quartz Tile for Your Countertops

09/02/2021
4 min read

Quartz is among the most popular materials people choose to install as a countertop. It is an engineered stone that is known for its durability and easy maintenance. As a result, quartz is commonly used for kitchen and bathroom countertops. 

Quartz also has a very refined and complex appearance. With its distinctive weaves and patterns, classic or edgy colorways and designs, it will make for your dream countertop

We have created a list of the most important things you should look out for when purchasing the ideal quartz tile for your countertops. To assist in making the right choice, we first need to understand the difference between a slab and a tile and why one is preferred over the other. 

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How Are Slabs Different From Tiles?  

Tiles are small pieces of a slab. A tile is typically a thin square or rectangular shape. It is a hard-wearing substance used to cover ceramic, stone, metal, baked clay, and even glass and is typically used to cover roofs, floors, walls, and other surfaces. 

Slabs are cut in large sizes compared to tiles, but the quality is the same.  

Though the quality isn’t any different, there are various reasons you should opt for a slab instead of tiles for your countertops.  

Why Prefer a Slab to Tiles? 

  • One of the main reasons for choosing a slab is that it creates a smooth, continuous surface for your countertops. As tiles are smaller, the same type of continuity cannot be achieved.  
  • Slabs are also easier to install than tiles. While tiles must be installed piece by piece, slabs can easily be installed in one go.  
  • Slabs are not known to crack easily as they are thicker and more durable. Tiles can easily crack as they are slightly thinner than slabs.  

Now that we have established how slabs would be an ideal option, there are other factor to consider in selecting the right quartz slab for your home. 

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Choose an Appropriate Color 

Beautiful spaces are color-coordinated. When choosing the ideal quartz slab countertop, consider the color scheme of the room it will be in. 

Quartz slab countertops are available in various colors. For a new room, you can select the colors with considerable freedom and base the rest of the design around what you choose. When renovating an existing room, select your quartz to match the color scheme of that room. 

Caesarstone’s quartz countertops are available in a variety of colors with distinctive patterns and finishes to choose from.  

Keep the Thickness in Mind 

Thinner countertops are inevitably lighter and can look more sleek and modern. They’re also a lot less expensive. Though more expensive and heavier, thicker slabs will ensure that your countertop can tolerate weight and frequent use.  

Think wisely as to what purpose your countertop needs to serve, and choose accordingly. Quartz countertops at Caesarstone are available in 1.3cm, 2cm, and 3cm thickness for standard slabs, 2 cm, and 3cm thickness for jumbo slabs, and the standard 2cm thickness is available for outdoor slabs.  

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The Lighting of Your House Matters 

Lighting can be warm or cool toned and significantly impacts how color appears. Your quartz can appear differently under natural and artificial light during the day and at night. Bringing samples home to test them under your lighting before making a decision is essential. 

Using light colors will make the room appear bigger and more spacious. On the flip side, choosing a dark quartz slab countertop can make your room look more dramatic and refined. Choose the option that works best with your home, your personal taste, and your lifestyle.  

Your Lifestyle Habits Make a Difference 

When choosing your ideal quartz countertop, keep in mind its usage and the maintenance it will require. If you have children or pets who can easily spill things and stain your countertop, it is wise to choose a darker color.  

You should choose your slab color and quality according to your lifestyle. If you have a social personality and love having people over, a large, beautiful kitchen island can be a gathering place for friends and family. 

Consider the Other Accessories in Your Room 

The slabs and all other elements and objects present in the room bring the space together. This is why being able to visualize how the slab will fit in the room can help you decide more easily.  

If you are constructing a new room, try to select the countertop first and add other components around it. Doing so will be helpful for color coordinating your furniture and accessories around it. When adding a countertop to an already furnished room, browse through all the available color options and bring samples back home to see the color in your space. 

Conclusion 

Choosing an ideal countertop is important because it is a one-time investment to create an aesthetically pleasing and inviting space in your home. Ensure that whatever you choose aligns with your room’s decor and budget as it is not something you replace frequently. Remember to choose quality over price. Visit Caesarstone to learn more about our quartz countertops for your home.