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Support needed for quartz tabletop?

Im planning to buy bar height steel table legs or a frame to support a ~30”x52” slab of 3cm quartz. I’m unsure of the amount of support that will be required for this. Would I be okay with two “H” ...
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Was the wrong type of caulk used to seal the quartz between the counter and wall

I have quartz countertops, the contractor used a clear caulk. The caulk has turned yellow and is flaking away, how do I fix this?
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Should I be able to see the seam on an L-shaped Quartz countertop?

I'm trying to get feedback on if this seam is expected from install of an L-shaped countertop. I understand that a seam is needed, but I wasn't sure that it was going to be this noticeable. Is there ...
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how to fix seams in quartz countertops

I have nasty seams in my quartz countertops after buying my first home a few years ago. How would I repair this? Here is a photo of the problem
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Can a cracked quartz shower wall be repaired to safely support a sliding door install?

During our bathroom remodel the shower door top rail was being installed and the glass installer cracked the quartz slab wall. We think they tightened the hardware down too tight/unevenly and crushed ...
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Gap between quartz upstand and wall

I have just had quartz worktops fitted inc upstands. The gap between the upstands and the wall is up to 1/2 inch. I realise that the walls are not straight and can see how this might impact on the ...
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Fix scratch on quartz countertop

My quartz countertop has a faint scratch on it. Is there a way to repair or at least obfuscate it?
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What can I use to remove smeared, thinlayer of caulking/sealant from quartz backsplash

Recently had quartz countertop and backsplash installed and there had to be a joint in the backsplash. Whatever was used to adhere the joints, (caulking or sealant) was carelessly wiped across the ...
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1/4" water line through kitchen quartz countertop

I want to run a 1/4" water line from the cold water line underneath the kitchen countertop to the water reservoir on my coffee maker. What size hole should I drill and what do I use to drill it? ...
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Replace kitchen base unit under quartz worktop

Can I replace a kitchen base unit without affecting the rest of the kitchen? It’s a 1000mm unit on legs, on the end of a 2600 stretch. There’s an end panel on the left, a built in oven and hob to the ...
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Leveling countertop for quartz

I had a Formica countertop that originally had an edge with a raised bar. I removed the Formica and the raised bar - it was made up of a stack of 2x4s that I removed - the last 2x4 that I left was ...
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Can this heat damage to Silestone countertop be (easily) repaired?

We cooked some meat in a sous vide for Christmas dinner. Unfortunately we must have forgotten to place a trivet underneath the stock pot we used and so there appears to be some heat damage to our ...
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How bad is this quartz countertop seam (color mismatch)? [closed]

Reality check here. The seam fits together quite well, but my wife and I were unpleasantly surprised by the degree of the color mismatch. Is that considered normal?
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Can I use a sander or grinder to polish quartz countertop edges?

I had a quartz countertop installed, however they did a poor job where it was cut. They used max 200 grit sandpaper with an angle grinder. Also they applied a sealer and now it has some kind of ...
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Mounting Quartz slab on drywall or cement

I am thinking of mounting a quartz slab (3/4" thick) that extends to the ceiling behind my 36" range top and range hood (chimney style). I was wondering if it is secure enough to mount it on ...
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Does electrical outlet in man made quartz backsplash require box extender by code?

I have a 3/4" thick man made quartz backsplash in the kitchen. The electrical box cut outs are not quite big enough for the box extender. The electrician says I need the box extender and that ...
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Grind a quartz counter top or call a Pro?

I'm looking to replace the sink in my quartz countertop. The new sink I've purchased is a drop in sink of the same dimensions. It "fits" into the hole, with the exception that on both the left and ...
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How can I remove a dull spot in a quartz countertop caused by Magic Eraser?

I used a Magic Eraser on my quartz to remove a stain and now there is a dull spot. How do you polish it to bring back the shine?
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Vanity countertop support for piece over toilet

I was looking at some photos from model homes and like the vanity countertop cut: How do they support the stone where it goes out to the top of the toilet tank? I don't see anything below the stone ...
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Are there any non-cosmetic differences among quartz countertops?

I'm planning to get a quartz countertop. One contractor told me that all brands of quartz are the same quality since they use the same patented process. Two other contractors told me there is a ...
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Glass cooktop sealed to quartz countertop

I have a glass cooktop that is sealed to the quartz countertop with silicone. From what I have been able to learn the cooktop should not have been sealed to the countertop. My problem is that one of ...
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Quartzite counter installation progress Feedback [closed]

Just last year I had concrete counter tops that turned out bad. So not we are fully redoing the project and I got a contractor. The contractor said he does countertop I stalls all the time. He also ...
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Can a quartz vanity countertop be recut for a larger sink?

I currently have a 55x19 quartz countertop that has a small undermount sink. If I decide to reuse the countertop for a larger drop in sink could it be recut by a pro shop? What is the probability that ...
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Is this seam normal for Quartz counter top

I was wondering if this installation looks normal (see pictures). One of the reasons that we have asked for the quartz countertop was that we thought that the seam wouldn't be that obvious. But the ...
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What can I use to seam a quartz countertop besides epoxy?

Is there something else that can be used for a quartz counter top seam without using strong epoxy or chemicals. I am very sensitive to chemicals. Or can silicone be used instead?
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DIY Cleaning Solution for Quartz

I have a water/castile soap/lemon essential oil mix I use for cleaning. We've recently moved and have quartz countertops at our new place. I'm having trouble finding information on what is/isn't safe ...
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Removing hard water residue from Quartz

I have very hard water and a dish rack. Unbeknownst to me, under the dish rack, a few large hard water (calcium?) yellowish, rough feeling spots have formed. How should one go about removing these ...
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Can quartz be sealed? If so, would it have beneficial effects?

Quartz is not supposed to scratch and is not supposed to stain. Furthermore its not supposed to require sealing (unlike natural stone like granite). I have what appears to be low quality quartz ...
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Quartz countertop seam strength

I have a 108" section of 26" deep counters. From left to right, starting at the 39" mark, there is a 48" gap for a wine fridge and bar fridge. Then there is a 21" cabinet on the right side. Had ...
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Is it normal to see variation in manufactured quartz countertop sections?

I was told that this is a normal variation in quartz counter materials, because the lighter piece is from an island slab and the darker is regular countertop. Is this really true? Update: After a lot ...
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Scratched Quartz Countertop

When I was installing a quartz countertop, i had it upside down so I could mount the sink to it. When I flipped it over, there was a small scratch in it (the quartz was brand new). I assume there ...
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How bad is the seam on my quartz kitchen countertops?

How bad is this seam on my quartz kitchen countertops? I am not sure if this is normal or how bad this is. I know there is usually a seam but this seems a little big to me.
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Quartz Countertop, Backsplash caulking

Please see attached picture it appears that there is no caulking between the countertop & backsplash. I just noticed this area, it is right behind my faucet where water could drip down into the ...
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