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Old 04-23-2017, 07:14 AM   #1
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Quartz surfaces

Looking at quartz surfaces for galley/heads.

Any real world issues with heat damage or UV fading?

"Owner" has already eliminated granite,marble, corian.

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My mother somehow managed to scorch her quartz countertop at home but that was 50 years ago. It also may have not been a solid surface and perhaps not true quartz at all.

A local tile supplier would be my starting place such as Bedrosians Our Locations
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We remodeled the kitchen in our condo in AZ and, on the advice of the company owner, we went with quartz. It doesn't require periodic resealing, it's easy to repair if it gets gouged and the surface is very smooth.


According to the company owner, it is a much more durable surface than granite or marble. Cost differential between the three is minimal.
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Quartz seems better in all respects , and is now down to about $25 a sq ft at box stores.
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I just finished installing corian in the galley and heads. Too soon to tell how it will hold up, although I have a couple friends who like it in their boats. Certainly looks much better than the formica I removed.
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I put Quartz counters in my galley several years ago. I also have it in my home. I see no difference between the environment of my galley and my kitchen, so no reason to be concerned about the choice of counter surfaces.

In both places there is frequent sun, frequent periods of abandonment, hot objects, things that might stick, stain, otherwise threaten the surface. In both I have no issues whatsoever.

On Quartz v Granite, the suppliers told me that Granite needs a sealer, while Quartz doesn't, so that made a difference.
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Some suppliers also offer 1/4 inch quartz overlays of existing counters for weight reduction.
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Formica is easy , how are fiddle rails installed in quartz if the boat will leave the dock?
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Believe the fiddles are same quartz material.

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