How To Hide Seams Of Quartz Countertops
Whenever you get new kitchen countertops installed, you always worry about the seams showing. Quartz kitchen tops are no different. Well, here are some ways you can try to hide the seams, if there are any.
Make Sure The Slab Is Neatly Cut
Seams are an inevitable part of getting countertops installed. There will be some place where a seam will be evident and that’s completely normal and okay to happen. But, you always want to make sure that whenever you are getting countertops installed, that the slabs are cut in a beat and clean manner. The reason behind this is that the slabs, when being installed, will fit like a puzzle piece and there will be no apparent seams in the installation process. Also, seams can be quite noticeable if you are opting for a kitchen countertop which has some sort of design on its surface.
The best option for you if you want to get less noticeable seams, is to use solid block variants with little to no design on them. This will make the installation process easier and there will be no seams in the countertops as well. But if you must have countertops with veining and design on it, then you can play with the placement of the countertops. You can try to hide the countertop seams by placing them in such a way that they become naturally concealed and you don’t have to worry about a thing afterwards.
The Adhesive Matters
During installation of quartz countertops, make sure that you are selecting the right type of adhesive to apply between the seams of the countertops. The adhesive you apply will either make the seam disappear or it can make the seam look worse and noticeable to everyone. So, when selecting an adhesive, you must make sure that the adhesive uses the same color as the base color of the countertop material. There are a lot of adhesives which are silicon or epoxy based, with tints in them as well. This adhesive, when applied, will go into the seams of the countertops and seal them for good, but also fill up the seam, so that you will not be able to see it. If the adhesive is in the same color as the material being installed, then it will make the seam seemingly disappear and impossible to point out.
Make Sure The Slabs Align Right
The alignment of slabs also matters a lot. You don’t want any crooked edges to be visible once the countertops are installed. So, make sure that you are selecting the same slab of the same length, otherwise it will be a hassle for you to figure out how to make the seams disappear in this case.
Same Thickness Of The Slabs
This mistake can happen if you don’t go in store looking at different samples of the countertop material. The thickness in each slab of quartz countertop may vary a lot. So, if you don’t want this to happen, then make sure you are making the effort of going to retail stores and getting a good look at different samples the store has to offer. Then you get the desired thickness of the slab you want and get it cut accordingly. The same thickness will allow the countertops to look and feel smooth throughout and they will not have any jumpy or crooked edges.
Color Of The Quartz
Did you know that the color selection of quartz can make seams look a lot less noticeable? Well, that is true. If you select a lighter colored quartz material, then seams are bound to be shown more and they will be noticeable. But darker colored quartz countertops don’t show seams as much. This has a lot to do with the color blending. Darker colors are hard to distinguish if they have a gap or seam between them, and darker colored adhesives will do the rest of the work for you. Lighter colors are more complicated when it comes to seams.
There you go! Now you know how to fix those pesky seams of quartz countertops and not have to worry about the gaps in between the slabs. For minimal or seamless seams, hire an expert quartz countertop installer Rockville.