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Countertops made of quartz are not just a great match for your kitchens at home, they can also be a great addition to your business office. Even if you don't need benefits such as quartz's high heat tolerance or resistance to staining, it can still give your office space an appealing classy look that you may not get with most other materials.
However, since this is a sizeable investment, there are a number of things that you should keep in mind before you go shopping for quartz countertops.
You Get What You Pay For
Not all countertops made from quartz have the same qualities, and this is reflected in the pricing as well. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. If only the top-end stuff was available, it would be more difficult to get your hands on these countertops. Additionally, the benefits of buying the top-end stuff may not be relevant to you. Whether you're buying the best of the best or looking for something that offers more value, you should know what you're gaining or losing in quality.
The Source Matters
One of the most important decisions you will have to make is determining where you're buying your countertop from. Unfortunately, the manufacturing standards for these countertops are not all the same. Some manufacturers have a long-standing reputation for providing excellent products, while others provide products with a higher-than-usual failure rate. Choosing the right supplier will make a significant difference.
Trying Out Samples In the Office Works Better
It's easy to look at something in the store and say that it looks good. Unfortunately, just because something looks good on its own doesn't mean it will also look good in your office. The countertop will be occupying a significant part of the visual space in your office. It's important to find out how well it will match with the rest of the space.
What Is Covered By The Warranty?
Many manufacturers of quartz tabletops offer a warranty with their product. However, the terms of the warranty may not cover you. Some warranties, for example, may not cover products used in a commercial space.
Although quartz tabletops are known to be durable, there's always a risk of failure as a result of a manufacturing defect. If this happens, you'll want your investment covered since these countertops don't come cheap. Ensure you read and understand the product warranty when making a purchase.