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5 Premium Quartz Countertops that Look Like Marble

Marble as a construction material has a charm like none other. It has been immortalized in the pages of history through the magnificent Taj Mahal in India among other famous structures worldwide. Centuries later, the Taj Mahal continues to command regal presence over all other modern structures just as it did back then.

Today, marble continues to upgrade the look of home interiors with a variety of choices in colours and styles. Marble countertops can withstand a range of temperatures and weather conditions, and lasts a lifetime. However, integrating marble into a home is expensive. It is also high-maintenance and has low resistance to stains. If you are looking to revamp your kitchen, you may want to consider quartz countertops that look like marble.

Advantages of Quartz

● Quartz is more durable than marble.
● It resists scratches, spots and stains better, even though it may not be as heat-resistant.
● Quartz is non-porous. It does not harbour bacteria, hence makes the perfect countertops.
● Quartz is aesthetic. It comes in a wide range of colours, looks and styles.
● There are quartz countertops that look just like granite or marble. It’s hard to tell the difference. If you are looking for a cool, classic look that’s cheaper, easier to maintain and lasts just as long, quartz countertops that look like marble might be for you.

Quartz is More Easily Available than Marble

Quartz is more widely available than marble. It also comes in a wider variety of colours. This is because marble is a natural stone that needs to be mined from the quarries hence available in limited quantities. Quartz is a manufactured stone that is made from the mineral quartz which is abundantly available. The manufacturing process ensures consistency in colours and designs.
Below are a few quartz countertops that look just like marble.

1. Calacatta Vicenza Quartz: This premium quartz is available in soft shades of gray and white with blends of gray, brown and white weaved through the surface to make it look like marble.
This stone is the best of both worlds because it requires no maintenance.

2. Carrara Grigio Quartz: Quite like Carrara Marble, Carrara Quartz makes a soothing statement in white or soft gray. It is perfect for statement islands, countertops and backsplashes.

3. Cashmere Carrara Quartz: If you love the ivory and alabaster look of marble, you will love this quartz. Use it for countertops, backsplashes or floors. They are available in 2cm to 3cm
polished slabs.

4. Glacier White Quartz: This milky-white quartz blends white and muted grey to make a soothing countertop in residential and commercial applications. Use it for countertops, backsplashes, flooring and walls for a pristine look.

5. Romano White Quartz: This premium natural quartz features gray and white veins and flecks in an elegant white surface. Use it to create aesthetic countertops, islands, accent walls or backsplashes

Leenlong Construction Limited, Langley: Premium Quartz Countertops

Engineered quartz, made with 90 to 94 percent ground quartz and 6-10 percent of resin and pigments is one of the newest favourite materials to create kitchen countertops. Quartz with a marble look brings you the best of both worlds. This premium countertop that resembles natural stone is resistant to abrasion, scratches and other issues that plague marble countertops, is easy to clean with soap and water and resistant to bacteria and viruses. Here at Leenlong, we carry many different brands, colours and textures of quartz that are sure to meet the specifications for your next project. Visit our showroom for a closer look through the entire range.

How to Plan a Kitchen Makeover Within Budget

How to Plan a Kitchen Makeover Within Budget

The more you use your kitchen, the more you may look for ways to freshen it up. Regular use gives your kitchen a tired look in a short time. Although it’s tempting to do it up with a totally new
look, your budget may not permit it. You’ll be happy to know that just a bit of sprucing up can turn your kitchen around. Let the kitchen experts, Leenlong Cowry Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops, guide you on a kitchen makeover within a budget.

Increase Storage

If your kitchen looks cluttered, you don’t always need more room to put things away. Declutter instead. 75% of homeowners in a kitchen survey by Houzz 2018 Kitchen and Bath Study said that decluttering is topmost on their mind, while 66% contemplated recycling, and 49% talked about recycling. Once you have thrown away what you don’t need, increase the working area by installing space-saving under-cabinet drawers, drawer organizers, utensil and dish organizing racks. Put away your cutlery, dishes, plates, and spices in the organizing racks or drawers. All items stay in place when organized in neat compartments and your kitchen looks cleaner.

Pull Out Bins

If your kitchen smells bad, it could be because of an overflowing garbage bin. You don’t need to buy a bigger bin for that. Just place a container of baking soda near the bin to absorb the smell.
Even better, clean it out as soon as it fills up and finds a different place for it, away from direct view. How about hiding it in a slider drawer or cabinet so the bin is out of sight?

Paint Cabinets

It-is easy and inexpensive to paint cabinets yourself. Empty out the cabinets before painting, clean them thoroughly with degreaser, and then apply paint. If your kitchen doesn’t get much
light, colour them a crisp white, soft cream or light grey. Add a pop of colour here and there to make it brighter, such as bright teal or vivid red. The mix of colours will give your kitchen a
vibrant, new eclectic feel. Revive cabinets with new knobs, if they don’t need a coat of paint.

Vinyl Flooring

Installing vinyl flooring is really not that hard. Vinyl is available in a wide range of finishes, including hardwood. Unpeel the backing from the plank to stick it over your current floor.

Stainless Steel Sink

If you have a porcelain sink, switch to a stainless steel one. Although old world porcelain sinks look quaint, it may make your kitchen look more dated. A new copper backsplash, brass bins or butcher block countertops can help you retain the old world charm while making the kitchen appear more updated.

Leenlong Cowry Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops in Langley and Surrey

Leenlong Cowry Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops Can help you make the best of almost any space. We combine experience and expertise to help you create the lifestyle you envision within
your budget.

Whether you are moving into a new-home or making over your current one, our goal is to help you meet yours. Check out our classic cabinets designed to fit any budget, beautiful countertops, sinks and faucets that can change the look of any kitchen.

If you are lost for ideas, we can help you there too. From measuring to designing and installation, we can do it all. Just call us.