Chatham is a quartz that has a red background with a blend of copper-like red, black, and brown-beige specks. It is known for its peculiar appearance since many homeowners consider this stone to be a gentle canvas with dramatic effects and movements. The appeal from this stone comes from the abundance of colors and pigments that gives it a smoother and layered appearance.
The colors in the Chatham surface resemble the likeness of bricks and clay, giving the stone that rustic look that some homeowners might enjoy adding to their rooms. A perfect alternative to fireplace surrounds, the Chatham stone can work in any indoor living space. Creating a blend between elegance and poise, the Chatham quartz is a welcomed addition for homeowners that are looking for a grand, traditionalist design. Due to its natural design, the Chatham quartz is named after the English town known for its traditionalist roots. A stone that is perfect for undermount sinks and other appliances and cabinetry, the Chatham quartz is used for installations that work in both the kitchen and the bathroom.
Material Type: Quartz
Country of origin: Other
Colors: Red, Beige, Brown, Black
- 1. Do quartz countertops need to be sealed?
- Quartz is a non-porous material and therefore it does not need to be sealed.
- 2. Is quartz heat resistant?
- While quartz countertops can withstand some heat, it is always recommended to use trivets when placing hot objects on quartz countertops.
- 3. Can I cut on a quartz countertop?
- Quartz is scratch resistant, however it is always recommended to use a cutting board when cutting on the countertops.
- 4. Is quartz stain resistant?
- Yes, unlike natural stone, quartz is resistant to most common types of stains.
- 5. Where can I install quartz?
- Quartz can be installed on most surfaces around the home, including kitchen countertops, backsplashes, vanity tops and more.
- 1. Do you provide free samples? How many samples can I take?
- At marble.com samples are free, and we encourage our clients to take up to ten samples per visit.
- 2. What materials can I find at your facilities?
- All Marble.com facilities carry slabs of granite, quartz, quartzite, marble, soapstone, slate, limestone, and travertine. Our Ridgefield Park yard has the largest selection, also offering slabs of gemstone, porcelain, and glass.
- 3. Why should I see a slab in person?
- Since every slab of natural stone is completely unique, we recommend visiting one of our facilities to see slab patterns and variations in person.
- 4. Where does your material come from?
- At marble.com we source our stone only from the most reputable quarries from around the globe, including those from Italy, Spain, Brazil, and India.
- 5. Why is some stone more expensive than others?
- Stone slabs that are extremely rare and boast unique colors tend to be more expensive than commonly found stone.
- 6. Do I have to seal natural stone?
- We do recommend sealing natural stone countertops periodically, the frequency of sealing the stone depends on the material.
- 7. What is a honed finish?
- A honed stone finish refers to the smooth, matte surface of the material, which creates a visibly lighter and softer tone. While honed finish might be an ideal design choice for some homeowners, it also makes the stone more susceptible to staining and etching.
- 8. Can a chip on my countertop be repaired?
- Most chips, smaller than a dime in diameter, can be repaired by the homeowner using a chip repair kit. We do recommend professional service care for larger chips.
- 9. Can I install my own countertops?
- We recommend professional installation, completed by our trained technicians for all major projects, however some smaller pieces may be installed by the customers.