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Thinking of purchasing quartz countertops for your kitchen or bath?

If you’re planning a kitchen or bathroom renovation in the near future, you may be considering quartz countertops for your remodeling project. Quartz is an increasingly popular choice for countertops because it’s durable, low-maintenance, and comes in a wide range of colors and patterns. Here are seven tips to consider when shopping for quartz countertops in 2022:

1: Have a remodeling plan 

When creating a remodeling plan it is important to consider your budget, the functionality you are looking to have in your home, as well your interior design vision. We recommend you have your appliances and plumbing picked out before starting the remodeling process.

Do you know what contractors you plan to hire? This is an important step in the process but if you don’t have professionals you trust don’t stress. As a Trade Direct member, we can connect you to a network of trusted professional contractors.

Lastly, make sure you schedule a professional design consultation. Trade Direct design consultants will walk you through the entire process and help you find high-quality products that are perfect for your home.

2: Look for quality products from reputable manufacturers

At Trade Direct we only offer the highest quality kitchen countertops and bathroom countertops. The countertop materials we sell are designed and produced by companies that are well respected across the world. Some of our favorite Quartz brands include:

MSI: “MSI’s domestic manufacturing plant provides the most advanced machinery combined with patent production processes to produce the most natural-looking quartz in the market.”

LumaLuxe: “A breakthrough in quartz engineering, LumaLuxe® creates today’s most beautifully natural countertop by enhancing how light interacts with your countertop surface and pushing the boundaries of realism.”

3: Choose a color, pattern, and texture that complements your space

Quartz countertops are made from natural quartz materials which offer a variety of styles and a variety of colors. It is important to find one that adds beauty value to your home.

A great way to find a look you will love for years is by creating a Pinterest inspiration board. This way you can save all your favorite looks in one place making it easier to share your interior design vision with your design consultant.

Another great way to find inspiration is by browsing our online catalog to get an idea of what interests you. When you find something you like you can visit our beautiful showroom in Plymouth, MN to see them in person. 

4: Select the right thickness

Quartz is an engineered stone that is available in both 2cm and 3cm. A thicker 3cm quartz countertop will offer more durability and doesn’t require extra support when installing the product on top of cabinets. Depending on your needs a 2cm may be an adequate fit.

Trade Direct’s home improvement professionals can help you decide the best fit for your home based on your project and your needs.

5: Get an estimate before making a final decision

The cost of quartz countertops is obviously a part of the decision-making process. When considering the cost it is also important to take into account features in the product that might save you money in the long term.

For example, unlike granite countertops (a natural stone countertop) that require sealing, quartz countertops offer a durable surface that can withstand daily wear from food spills without any worries about breaking down. Quartz is also scratch-resistant and one of the hardest minerals on the planet. Quartz is even harder than granite.

That is why it is important to get a project estimate. We offer free project estimates, including in-home home consultations and accurate square-foot measurements of your space.

6: Take advantage of financing offers

As inflation continues to rise our zero-interest financing is more desirable for our customers. We partner with Synchrony Bank to make it easier to lock in today’s prices and protect yourself against future increases. Visit our financing page to explore flexible financing options and apply for new credit.  

7: Have your quartz countertops installed by a professional

Quartz countertops are often custom-designed making their installation impractical for a DIY installation. We are all about DIY but for your quartz countertop installation, a professional install is going to save you time and stress. Our professional countertop installers will install a work surface that will last for years to come. Let us take care of the work so you can relax and enjoy your new solid surfacing countertops!

Choose Trade Direct for your new quartz countertops

To find the best wholesale quartz countertops in the Minneapolis, MN area, visit us at our beautiful 10,000 sqft showroom. Our home improvement professionals will provide expert guidance and help you make the best decision for your home remodeling or construction project. We will be with you every step of the way from design consultation to measure to installation.