Quartz is a beautiful mineral made out of some of the simplest elements on earth: silicon and oxygen. Yet when their atoms combine in a tetrahedral formation, beautiful quartz crystals are formed that have been used to make jewelry and carvings since ancient times. The ancient Greeks referred to quartz as krustallos, meaning icy cold, thinking it was ice. Quartz comes in many colors and varieties with some of the more popular ones being amethyst, rose quartz, onyx, agate, and jasper.
Nustone Quartz is a quartz company that has a variety of locations to serve you, including Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Texas. Our mission is to supply you with the quartz you need to create magnificent quartz countertops and more. Below, we’ll take a brief look at the history of quartz mining.more
If you’re in the market for new countertops, odds are you’re already aware of the wide variety of countertop materials available today. It can be daunting to know exactly which style of counter you need that also fits the aesthetic you want. We understand that challenge, which is why we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular countertop materials and have notated the pros and cons of each.
At Nustone Quartz, we’re experts in matching you to the exact countertop material you need and want. If, after reading through our brief guide below, you still find yourself questioning which counter is right for your kitchen, bathroom, bar, or any other area where you’d need quality counter materials, please let us help. Our professional staff is ready to assist you, whether by phone or in-person at one of our several locations throughout the midwest.more
Quartz can transform a so-so kitchen countertop or bathroom vanity top into a statement-making piece that stands up to the test of time. Whether you’re looking for an upgrade or you are simply curious about how to care for quartz, NuStone Quartz is here for you.
As your quartz manufacturer and provider, we take great pride in ensuring you have access to outstanding, high-quality quartz for your home or business — and that have access to the resources you need to make them shine. Here on our blog, we regularly update our readers with posts about all things quartz! Today, we’ll discuss our favorite tips from quartz manufacturers for caring for and prolonging the life of your quartz countertop, vanity top, or other decor. Contact us today with questions, to visit a location, or to request samples.more
In the daily craziness of life, you want your kitchen to feel like an oasis — or at least a place where you can enjoy your time instead of constantly rushing off to the next task. If your kitchen has an inconvenient layout, poor design, or simply doesn’t match your personal style, then chances are it’s not the calming refuge you need.
NuStone Quartz can help. When you’re ready for new countertops, we have all the quartz you can dream of to make your kitchen just right. Not sure if it’s time for new countertops just yet? Well, check out today’s blog for six signs it’s time and then contact us today if you’re interested. Modern kitchen countertops are just a click away — request samples today or visit one of our locations.more
As a homeowner, there are so many aspects to consider when renovating or updating a kitchen. You have costs, styles, and time frames at the very top of the list. As you’re actually doing the kitchen remodel, you realize there are so many other aspects to consider as well, such as electrical, cabinetry, durability, and more. We may not be able to help with everything on your list, but we can certainly help with new countertops.
Here at NuStone Quartz, we are your go-to quartz manufacturer. Whether you’re looking for a white quartz worktop, quartz vanity tops, quartz kitchen countertops, or anything else with quartz, we have you covered. In today’s blog, we’re going to cover exactly what you should look for in a quartz manufacturer — and we invite you to put us to the test! Keep reading to learn more and contact us today to request samples from your quartz manufacturer.more
The kitchen is where the magic happens. Where your family comes together for meals and your friends join together for drinks after a hectic week. Why not make sure the space is reminiscent of just how special it is? With new countertops, you can completely transform your kitchen and turn it into a dream oasis in your home. NuStone Quartz can help.
Whether you’re on the hunt for white quartz kitchen countertops or are simply interested in the cost of kitchen countertops, we can help. Keep reading to learn more about what to consider when shopping for new countertops, and then contact us today to get started!more
If you watch home improvement shows, granite probably feels like the end-all, be-all kitchen countertop option — but that is doing some serious erasure of the huge variety of other stone countertop options out there! One of the options that offers a splendid array of similar colors to granite is quartz, but many people overlook this versatile option because they just don’t know the differences and benefits. So let’s break it down:more
The International Trade Commission (ITC) will release its findings on the countervailing case in mid-October which could yield 0-15% extra duty. The ITC will decide the anti-dumping case in mid-January — are we speculating a 341% tariff like with Chinese quartz?
Is India subsidizing the quartz factories for a competitive advantage?
How soon will we see price increases from those importing in India and Turkey?
Listen in as Steven weighs in on what industry experts and lawyers are predicting in this 4-minute video from his Colorado Drive Time.more
Immediately after the Chinese tariff case was decided, imposing a 341% tariff, we’re facing another blow to quartz imports. In early May, Anti-dumping cases were filed for India and Turkey.
Concerned about back-dated or retro-active tariffs, many have already slowed orders. After-all, during the China case, U.S. Customs collected and held 341% tariffs in escrow.
Watch as Steven predicts the impact of the new cases on quartz sales in the U.S. in this 8-minute video from his Colorado Drive Time.more
On June 12th the ITC announced the outcome of the Chinese tariff case affecting the import of Chinese quartz. While 3 separate tariffs were reviewed (plus the option of enacting tariffs retroactively,) some are calling the final decision a win and some are calling it a loss.
Watch as Steven explains the outcome in this 6-minute video from his Silverthorne, CO DriveTime.more
A quick update on what we are facing in the quartz industry. We already have 2 tariffs in place; Quartz Import Tariff and Countervailing Tariff. We anticipate another, Anti-Dumping, tariff come 2019.more
These tariffs effect more than just purchasers and distributors of Chinese quartz materials. As companies slow down their ordering on materials quartz factories are being effect and business is being changed. Listen as Steven talks about how the manufacturers are responding to the new tariffs.more
In addition to some of the new tariffs on Chinese imported quartz materials there is also another pending Anti-Dumping tariff. As a result of a domestic law suit, an American quartz manufacturer claims that Chinese quartz imports are sold at such a low rate it is doing damage to the industry. Steven breaks down the Anti-Dumping law suit and what it might mean for quartz imports.more
With our new administration we are facing some new challenges in the quartz industry. We are facing some new tariffs on Chinese quartz imports. Watch the following video to hear our owner, Steven Chavez, talk about what is happening to the new import tariffs and how it is affecting our industry.more
Here at NUSTONE QUARTZ we can give you many very good reasons to choose quartz countertops, but we thought you would appreciate hearing the reasons from other homeowners. These comments came from Garden Web, an uberinformative online forum where you get the scoop straight from homeowners. In January Garden Web was bought by savvy online design giant, houzz.more
In a recent Houzz survey, homeowners were asked a series of questions about their kitchen remodeling plans. Out of the 7,812 people who responded, 94 percent said they plan to replace their countertops — and almost 90% of those 7,343 people said they would choose either granite or quartz. Half of those 6,608 people will choose granite as the replacement, followed by 36 percent who said they would choose quartz. Let’s take a look at the granite vs. quartz project options to find out which one you might want to consider for your kitchen project. Granite is natural stone, mined from the ground in large blocks to be cut into individual slabs.more
Once upon a time in a village not far from here a family, unhappy with the look of their countertops, ventured out in search of options. All they really wanted was to find something beautiful as well as durable. Reasonably priced would have been appreciated as well. But alas, this was not an easy task.more
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