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Are Quartz Overlays Worth it?

Last Updated on March 31, 2023

There is no question that quartz countertops are stunning. Their eye-catching appeal makes them one of the most popular materials for bathroom or kitchen renovations. Additionally, the wide range of patterns and colors makes quartz an incredibly versatile material to work with. But the high price point makes quartz unattainable for many homeowners. That is why quartz overlays have grown in popularity recently. But are quartz overlays worth it? We will dive into the pros and cons of a quartz countertop overlay below.

What Is a Quartz Overlay?

A countertop overlay is a thin layer of engineered material that is installed directly on top of the existing surface. And the same is true for quartz overlays. At Granite and TREND Transformations, our etherium® By E-Stone quartz countertops are 1/4” thick and custom-cut to fit the specific dimensions of the existing countertop. The quartz overlay is glued in place using a strong adhesive.

Pros of Quartz Overlays

  • Quick installation: The process is much faster since no demolition is involved with quartz overlay installations. Often, the project can be completed in a single day.
  • Low-maintenance: Quartz overlays are easy to clean using soap and water. Additionally, the etherium® By E-Stone quartz countertops at Granite and TREND Transformations have our proprietary ForeverSeal® finish, making them scratch, mold, mildew, heat, and stain resistant.
  • Versatile: Finding the perfect match for your decor is no problem. Quartz overlays come in a wide range of patterns and colors.

Cons of Quartz Overlays

  • Limited customization: Quartz overlays are custom-cut to fit the specifications of your existing countertop. That means that you can’t really redesign the shape or size of your kitchen or bathroom counters.

If you want to add an overlay to your kitchen or bathroom, consider the pros and cons of a quartz countertop overlay first. They are a fantastic, efficient, and cost-effective way to update the appearance and functionality of your current countertops. And they have many of the same great benefits as standard quartz counters, like being low-maintenance and versatile. However, quartz overlays may not be the best solution for your home if you want additional customization or a thicker countertop.

Are you ready to start selecting your new quartz overlays, or do you have questions? If so, the Granite and TREND Transformations team is here to help. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your free in-home design consultation!

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