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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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Battery Acid on Quartz Countertop

I made the mistake of accidentally leaving a AAA battery on a quartz countertop. It was apparently slightly corroded and leaked. There was initially residue, which I removed, only to leave a bright ...
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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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Get rid of mold in closet already painted over

I have mold in a closet with 2 water pipes. 7 years ago there was a leak upstairs that ran down. My roommate does not want to involve building so it's up to me. I had a removal company come and do a ...
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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 ...