Will Tariff Charges price Quartz products out of reach for the Middle-Income Consumer Market? Solid Surface products are an excellent alternative.

By now you have probably heard about the tariff charges that will be assigned to any quartz coming out of China. This is happening now and will only increase over the next few months. Imports from China will become more expensive, and US demand will grow for quartz slabs produced by higher cost alternative sources, including US plants, raising average price levels.

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While this tariff will slow engineered stone countertop sales, to some degree, in the middle-income consumer market, this isn’t necessarily bad news for countertop options. Solid surface materials will be a perfect fit to help offset the expected rise in Quartz prices. Solid Surface manufactures have come out with many amazing colors that fit todays’ top color trends.

 

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Solid Surface can be whatever you imagine it to be. From a vibrant spectrum of colors to classic neutrals to undulating patterns and translucency, solid surface materials can be used in both vertical and horizontal applications.

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Solid Surface materials keep their good looks and survive the impact nicks and cuts that can occur with daily wear and tear. Stains are minimal and can be removed by the home owner with ease. Also, having your solid surface countertops surfaced buffed every 5-10 years will keep your tops looking brand new forever. Visit our showroom today, to see all the options for your new countertop dreams.

Engineered Stone is all about sustainability.

With so many products and colors to choose from, you can be confident that whatever you choose, your new countertops will stand the test of time.

Caesarstone combines beauty with outstanding performance, enabling you to bring your design imagination to life. Founded in 1987, Caesarstone is the pioneer of engineered quartz surfaces – one of nature's strongest minerals. Their leadership is achieved through their continuous focus on research, development and technical investments. For three decades, Caesarstone has set the standards in innovation, design and craftsmanship and they continue to set the trends today.

Cambria recycles all metal tooling, as well as 100% of the water used in polishing. Additionally, their newly-acquired quartz mine in Quebec runs on full hydroelectric power and allows them to leave a smaller, greener footprint.

Colorquartz® is the world’s leading producer of quartz surfaces designed for high-quality applications worldwide. Since 2008, Colorquartz surfaces have been designed in California, making quartz surfacing available to design-inspired spaces around the world.

Corian® Quartz (formerly Zodiaq® Quartz) was one of the first quartz surfaces on the market, in 2000. Engineered with pure quartz crystals, quartz countertops from Corian®Design let you bring the best of both worlds - nature and science — to your kitchen, bath and throughout your home.

PentalQuartz combines the timeless beauty of natural stone with superior strength and durability. Their premium quartz slabs are manufactured using the most advanced technology from Breton SpA and their extensive on-trend color palette provides infinite design possibilities

Silestone is a combination of natural quartz and other raw materials that are extraordinarily hard and resilient. These characteristics combine to create an ideal surface for kitchen countertops, bathrooms, flooring and wall siding.

Viatera® is comprised of 93% quartz, one of the hardest minerals on earth, giving the material the superior strength to stone. Viatera® is seamless & non-porous without crevices or surface irregularities where harmful bacteria and mold may reside. Unlike other surfaces, it does not require a regular application of sealants or waxes against natural pits and cracks to maintain hygienic properties. 

 

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A Little Imagination + Solid Surface = One Of A Kind Art!

Do You have a unique Space? Are you trying to create a certain look? Solid Surface is the material for you!

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Solid Surface materials are the way to go if you have a vision to create a look all your own. It comes in so many beautiful colors and patterns. Solid Surface materials can be molded and shaped to give you, your dream look. It is also so easy to maintain-nonporous, antibacterial, 100% acrylic.

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Bring us a picture or drawing of your idea. Let The Edge Countertops, Inc. help create your own unique style.

Short on Countertop space? It might be all about your sink.

Some Kitchens are large. Some kitchens are small. Either way, you want yours to not only be beautiful, but efficient as well.

 

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Living with a small kitchen can feel a little claustrophobic. The countertops become cluttered with life’s basics – toasters, coffeemakers, utensil holders and, UGH, the dish rack! Where will everything fit?

 

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Check out this sink! This full-size sink offers a dish drain section big enough to hold up to six place settings with silverware. It also comes with a beautiful cutting board which fits over either side of the sink to add a little more work space. RCK Sinks are based and distributed right here in Connecticut. The Edge Countertops, Inc. is proud to partner with RCK Sinks, so come on in to see it today. Now you have room for that awesome mixer!