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Quartz Countertops

Our quartz countertop surfaces are designed to combine the quality and durability you need for everyday life with the colors and styles to match nearly any design aesthetic.

Central Oregon Custom Countertop Professionals

Central Oregon Custom Countertop Professionals

Quartz Countertops in Bend Oregon

Let the stone experts at Southward Contracting introduce you to the many advantages of beautiful, durable quartz countertops.

Central Oregon homeowners and business owners who want low-maintenance, durable surfaces often pick attractive quartz countertops for their renovation or new construction project. Our quartz countertop surfaces are designed to combine the quality and durability you need for everyday life with the colors and styles to match nearly any design aesthetic.

Quartz countertops are an engineered product made up of more than 90 percent quartz. The remaining percentage consists of a bonding resin. Quartz resists staining, chipping, and scratching, yet fits in nicely with a variety of design motifs, including industrial, shabby chic, contemporary or eclectic.

Other surfaces like granite and marble require regular sealing and polishing. Quartz is naturally stain resistant and maintenance free. Simply clean with warm water and a soft cloth. A mild soap is optional.

Southward Contracting’s quartz countertop installations are ideal for kitchens and are also perfect for bathroom vanities, shower and tub surrounds, and tub-to-shower conversions. You’ll especially love our surfaces in your bathroom as they are mold and mildew-resistant. With industry-leading innovation, and an expansive design palette, Southward Contracting makes it easy to find the perfect look for your vision.

Contact Southward Contracting today at 541-815-3827 or use our Contact Form with any questions.

The Manufacturers of Quartz Countertops

Southward Contracting supplies quartz countertops made by several manufacturers, including Caesarstone, and Eurostone.

Each product adds beauty to your home or workplace and offers outstanding durability and value. Southward Contracting is certified to fabricate and install quartz countertops according to the stringent guidelines set by each company.

Come see firsthand, Southward Contracting’s countertop fabrication center. One of our friendly representatives can explain every step of the process, including an initial consultation, measuring, and final installation.

Our shop is located at:
252 Pumice Ave.
Redmond, OR 97756
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Quartz Countertop FAQ

What’s the difference between granite, marble, and quartz?2020-12-25T10:42:19-08:00

Granite and Marble are 100% natural stone quarried from the earth, while Quartz is a synthetic man-made material made to mimic natural stone.

Granite and Marble have similarities, they come in many colors, each slab being unique. They are both durable, resistant to heat, scratches, and stains, they also have many differences. Granite and Marble are both relatively easy to maintain, they should both be sealed during the fabrication process prior to customer installation.

Granite and marble also have many differences. Granite is formed deep in the earth’s mantle at extremely high temperatures. It is a very hard, resistant stone made of crystallized minerals. The marble family (limestone, travertine, marble, and onyx) start out as sediment. They are animal skeletons and shells, plant matter, silt, at the bottom of bodies of water. This solidifies into stone. Because its main component is calcium, it can be affected by acids such as vinegar and citrus. When it comes to care and maintenance, Marble is not quite as tough as Granite and Quartz as it is a porous material and is more susceptible to stains, chips, and scratches.

Quartz, being a man-made product, has, in most cases, a uniform appearance in comparison to granite or marble. Quartz countertops are engineered from approximately 93% natural quartz, blended with advanced polymer resins and colorfast pigments to create an elegant, durable work surface. In a quartz countertop you may have small pieces of quartz, granite, and even recycled mirror particles or colored glass. These materials are all mixed together with the resin, poured into a large block mold. Vacuums and Vibration help to press out the air, then the quartz blocks are “baked” in a special process using heat and pressure. Once the quartz block is baked, it is loaded into a gangsaw to be sliced, you can liken this to a bread slicer slicing a loaf of bread.

Then the slabs are polished on one face and prepared for shipment. Once at the stone fabricator, the quartz slabs can be finished with any custom countertop edge, based on customer preference. Quartz countertops come standard in a polished finished, and can be customized with a honed finish as well. Additionally, some quartz manufacturers offer a leathered finish for some colors.

What is quartz?2021-01-01T10:19:05-08:00

Quartz countertops are composed mostly of quartz, one of the hardest mineral. The quartz is combined with high-quality polymer resins and pigments and then compacted under intense vibration, vacuum, and pressure into dense, non-porous slabs.

Southward Contracting is a certified fabricator of the most popular quartz countertops brands: Silestone, and Caesarstone.

What is quartz used for?2020-12-25T09:31:38-08:00

Quartz surfaces can be used in kitchens, bathrooms, floors, fireplace surrounds, indoor application: for countertops, vanities, island tops, shower surrounds, walls, tabletops, fireplace surrounds and more.

How do I care for my quartz countertop?2020-12-25T09:30:57-08:00

Marble, granite and limestone must be sealed regularly to prevent stains. But quartz is non-porous, so it does not need to be sealed. Quartz surface is easy to clean. Quartz is very hard mineral, so quartz countertops are naturally scratch-resistant.

Quartz is highly resistant to stains from wine, coffee, lemon juice and other.

It is scorch-resistant, but the use of trivets or hot pads are recommended with hot pots and a cutting board is recommended when using a knife.

For routine cleaning, use a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, nonabrasive cleanser.

Southward Contracting Custom Countertops

Quartz Countertops

Quartz

Our quartz countertop surfaces are designed to combine the quality and durability you need for everyday life with the colors and styles to match nearly any design aesthetic.

Granite Countertops

Granite

Our granite countertops are made with the highest quality granite then engineered into strong, beautiful surfaces at our very own manufacturing facility in Redmond Oregon.

Marble Countertops

Marble

The timeless beauty that marble offers is unparalleled and will undoubtedly increase the value of your home. With marble veining that runs throughout each countertop resulting in a beautiful surface.

Porcelain Countertops

Porcelain

Porcelain countertops are made from non-porous ceramic clay that contains various minerals and baked at extremely high temperatures, producing a durable countertop material.

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