MSI Quartz Countertop Inspiration for Your Home
If you love the look of natural stone, like granite, but need a material that requires less maintenance, quartz is a great option. Quartz is a manufactured stone that boasts the beauty of natural stone but is complemented by added durability. One brand of quartz products, MSI Q Premium Quartz, provides a new alternative to natural stone with its stylish, durable and eco-friendly features. Gain inspiration by checking out these rooms featuring MSI Quartz countertops.
Who is MSI?
MSI is a large global manufacturer of affordable, high-quality exterior and interior design materials including ceramic tile, decorative mosaics, porcelain tile, quartz countertops, and sinks. Since 1975 they’ve devoted their creativity and engineering focus to create beautiful, affordable, and sustainable products.
MSI’s Q Premium Quartz is the perfect fruition of MSI’s vision.
What is unique about Q Premium Quartz?
Q Premium Quartz solves all the challenges of traditional natural countertop materials and earlier generations of quartz products.
Natural stone materials like marble and granite are heat resistant but can be scratched, etched and stained by utensils, oils, and acidic liquids. They require that care be taken to protect them including regular sealing to prevent the absorption of liquids. Some older quartz materials have sealed surfaces that resist damage from daily use but are not heat tolerant. A hot pan could still scorch their surfaces.
Q Premium Quartz solves the traditional challenges of natural stone and synthetic counters: Q Premium Quartz is:
- Extremely durable. It’s scratch, stain and heat resistant.
- Environmentally friendly. The slabs are created using 94% reclaimed crushed stone. This crushed stone is a by-product of natural stone mining and fabrication. It is also non-toxic and void of any potentially hazardous substances and GREENGUARD, LEED, NDF and KOSHER certified.
- Long-lasting. With proper care, it should last for decades, reducing its carbon footprint as each year passes. MSI backs Q Premium Quartz with a Limited Residential Warranty and a 10-year Commercial Warranty.
- Safe for your family. It’s Green Guard Gold, LEED, NSF, and Kosher certified and a member of the US Green Building Council. It’s non-toxic and has low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. It has little impact on indoor air quality.
- Versatile and offers a wide variety of colors and patterns. Q Premium slabs come in 60 choices that mirror the finest natural stone materials.
How do I choose the right MSI Quartz Countertops for my home?
The team at Academy Marble & Granite is always happy to help you select the ideal countertops for your kitchen, bath, or outdoor space. Here are some exciting design trends to consider.
Pastels have been taking a rest since they were kidnapped and forced to take part in the chintz pillows and Southwest décor of the 80s. Awake and refreshed, today’s pastels are somewhat subdued. Their formerly bright tints (color + white) have gray added to them to create more neutral tones. This kitchen features glass subway tiles in a light grayish-green. A painting with muted pastel tones is the room’s focal point. Tying the room together are waterfall countertops in sleek, plain Marbella White™ Quartz.
This bathroom features spring green pastel walls, while all other surfaces are neutral or wood. Tying them together are Lagos Azul™ Quartz countertops.
There’s a reason that Calacatta marble, gold fixtures, and ornate moldings perpetually cycle in and out of fashion: they’re beautiful. And now, with advances in all kinds of manufacturing these materials, or at least materials that look like them, are affordable. When you mix this stone with modern elements and clean lines, these materials look new again.
This kitchen features the look of marble achieved with durable Calacatta Verona™ Quartz. It showcases gold light fixtures that are created from brass fixtures treated to prevent tarnishing. All other elements in the room have clean lines and are relatively neutral.
MSI is known for their commitment to being environmentally-friendly and stones, such as the Fossil Taupe, reflect just that. Inspired by nature, this stone comes in a beautiful beige that will flow in any room. Pair this quartz with natural bamboo flooring for a serene feel or a dark mahogany for a more dramatic effect.
The following room combines modern and traditional without apology. The island and cupboards feature complex frames and molding that would be at home in an Edwardian Manor. The room also has accents of blue-and-white antique porcelain tableware and vases. Modern elements include the orb-shaped light fixture that floats over the island, a chrome and glass refrigerator, and plain-edged, neutral Mystic Gray™ Quartz countertops. The countertops act as a neutral horizontal plane.
Designer’s rule: keep the color palette simple when you mix elements from different eras.
That’s a handful of versatile options from the Q Premium Quartz line. If you’d like to feature MSI’s Q Premium Quartz in your home, contact Academy Marble today to request a free quote.