Superior installs new quartz countertops here in Phoenix. If you’ve been considering quartz for your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project, be sure to stop by our 60,000 sq/ft showroom and warehouse, conveniently located near the I-10, ASU, and Sky Harbor. We have a wide variety of quartz colors, styles, and more—all professionally installed by our team. Call us for a free in-home estimate.

Three reasons to buy quartz countertops for rental property

If you’re a property manager or you own a rental property, you know that tenant tastes have changed over the years. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to rent out a property with an outdated kitchen or bathroom, and you’ll have to either wait longer for a tenant (costing you money) or lower the rent price (costing you money). It’s time for an upgrade. In this blog post, we’ll discuss three reasons to consider buying quartz countertops for rental property in Phoenix.

Quartz Countertops For Rental PropertyThey are more durable than most granite

As a property manager or rental property owner, you know that tenants and residents can be rough on the interior of the apartment, condo, or house. It might not even be that the tenants are actively trying to damage things, but rather that things break, wear down, or get damaged over time, especially with a regular turnover in residents.

Granite slab countertops are a major investment. They’re perfect for your own home, but they can be a risky buy for rental properties: they require regular upkeep and protection, and they’re not stain resistant. Prefabricated granite is a sounder investment for rentals, as it costs less and is more protected against damage. But, this is an area where quartz really shines. Quartz is made out of quartz crystals covered in a resin mix. The quartz is hard and durable, while the resin adds stain resistance and protects it against scratches. And, unlike granite countertops, quartz doesn’t need regular upkeep.

The only area that quartz doesn’t perform as well as granite in durability is how much heat it can take. Granite countertops are famous for being able to have hot pans put directly on them. Doing this to a quartz countertop, however, could cause discoloration and even cracking. You’ll need to inform your residents that quartz countertops should be treated just like any non-granite countertop when it comes to heat: with a hot pad or trivet placed between the counter and hot pots or pans.

Here’s where all that durability really makes a difference: most quartz countertop manufacturers provide a much more extensive warranty for quartz than for granite. In fact, the manufacturers we work with at Superior offer a 15-year limited warranty. In a rental property, that’s a great value.

They are also less expensive than granite

Slab granite countertops are one of the most expensive options for counters. While owners of granite countertops will tell you that cost makes a big difference, that’s for their own home. For your rental properties, you’ll need a more economical option. Quartz is far less expensive than granite countertops, making it a perfect option for all 150 kitchens in the apartment complex you manage or the one kitchen in the rental property you own.

In an individual home, slab or prefabricated granite countertops can increase home value and the curb appeal of a house. That’s not to say that quartz countertops can’t raise your home’s value. Rather, it’s just that some homebuyers will be picky about the exact kind of countertops they’re getting in the sale.

However, in a rental property context, your renters may not even be able to tell the difference between quartz and granite, especially because there are many quartz designs that mimic the natural stone grain of granite. With quartz, you’re getting a durable, great-looking countertop that attracts tenants without breaking the bank.

Superior has large supplies of quartz

Superior Stone & Cabinet is one of Arizona’s premier countertop, flooring, and cabinet wholesalers, and we sell and install quartz countertops for rental property throughout the Phoenix metro area. As a wholesale direct importer of quartz straight from the manufacturer, we save money by not only cutting out the middleman, but by purchasing our quartz in bulk.

Thanks to our 60,000 square foot warehouse and showroom, we’re able to keep a large inventory of quartz countertops for rental property in stock. This means that we can fulfill large orders for apartment complexes and multiple properties, often without a reordering delay.

In addition, we have more than 90 colors and styles of quartz currently, so you’re sure to find something that’s a perfect fit for your rental property. Don’t forget: we also sell and install cabinets in rental property, as well as flooring.

Quartz countertops for rental property

If you’re ready to get started, either give us a call at (602) 437-0088 or stop by our showroom—no appointment necessary—at 3479 E University Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85034. You can also contact us online for your free, in-home estimate. Just let us know where your office or home is, and we’ll come and meet you to take measurements and give you more information about our quartz countertops for rental property.

Quartz countertops: Superior partners with LG Hausys

LG is a company best known for making great televisions, refrigerators, and other home appliances. Yet, another little-known side of their business is creating high-quality, beautiful quartz countertops through a subsidiary, LG Hausys. Known as Viatera quartz, there are 50 different colors and textures available to consumers as part of this collection.

Recently, Superior Stone & Cabinet has partnered with LG Hausys to bring our customers even more quartz countertop options. Backed by a 15-year limited warranty, LG countertops are some of the best in the industry, and really set the standard for quartz across the industry. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what quartz is, why we’ve partnered with LG, and how you can learn more about these countertops.

Quartz CountertopsWhat is quartz?

In our previous blog posts, we’ve talked a bit about quartz and the differences between quartz and granite countertops. Quartz countertops are manufactured out of crushed quartz stone and resin; these materials are crushed in a variety of ways that creates different options for the look of the countertop.

In contrast to the natural waves of prefabricated and slab granite, quartz countertops typically have a clean, uniform look to them. Plus, quartz requires less regular upkeep, comes already protected thanks to its manufactured status, and can be very durable while maintaining flexibility. Finally, it’s not porous, unlike granite slabs.

Disadvantages of quartz include the potential for UV light to cause damage or discoloration, as well as the fact that it doesn’t have the glamorous name recognition of “granite” and thus doesn’t increase your property value as much.

However, one of the biggest benefits of quartz countertops is the price point, which typically comes in under that of prefabricated or slab granite. If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen and save money in the process, a quartz countertop from LG Hausys might be right for your home remodeling project. For more on quartz, check out this overview from This Old House.

Why work with LG Hausys?

Unlike many other countertop makers, LG Hausys manufactures its quartz countertops in Adairsville, Georgia. They’re a company with a tradition of excellence, and their quartz counters are built with pride and high quality standards.

Here’s the thing: carrying LG quartz countertops has allowed us to greatly expand our available stock of these kind of countertops, giving us a selection rivaling our prefabricated granite collection and that of other Phoenix wholesalers who deal in quartz. This means more choices for you. Even if you decide not to get a quartz countertop from Superior, isn’t it nice to know that you’ll be seeing everything we have to offer in our store, instead of having to visit several stores to get a feel for different countertop collections?

How can I learn more about quartz countertops?

The best place to get started is by scheduling a free, in-home estimate with us. This is a no-obligation service, but it allows one of our friendly and experienced installers to meet with you to talk about your remodeling plans, and take professional measurements of your kitchen or bathroom space. Even if you don’t end up buying from Superior, having those measurements will save you an important step in your remodel.

Next, come into our showroom to see our collection of LG Hausys quartz countertops. Armed with your space measurements, our team can help you determine exactly what each type of quartz (or granite, if you decide to go in that direction) will cost. From there, if you do decide to buy from us, our professional team can do your countertop installation. Quartz requires professional installers: unlike granite, it’s far too heavy to safely install yourself, and you’ll want an official company to do it.

Unsure about where to start on your quartz countertop project? Give us a call at (602) 437-0088, and our team will walk you through the steps.

We’ve moved to a new location

Have you seen a ton of moving trucks around lately? That may be because Superior Stone & Cabinet moved to our new location at 3479 E. University Drive last week. While our team will certainly miss our old warehouse, this new facility is much bigger, has more space for our showroom, and will allow us to carry a far wider selection of the countertops, cabinets, floors, and fixtures you trust Superior to provide.

Room to grow

Even as one of the largest wholesale suppliers of granite, quartz, flooring, and cabinetry in the Phoenix metro, we were beginning to feel a little cramped in our old place. Our new building is twice the size and contains space for a much larger and more detailed showroom. This is important: our customers need showrooms in order to envision how different flooring styles will look in their home, business, or office. Now, with more overall showroom space, you’ll be able to see a wider variety of our products.

New showroom

A floor model in our new showroom.

New products in the showroom

On the warehouse side, the extra space allows us to carry a larger inventory, including some new products. We’re now showing and installing quartz slab countertops, along with our original quartz countertops. In the near future, we’ll be bringing in granite slab countertops. Our new space allows us to take on more custom projects. One area of emphasis—in addition to our residential countertop, cabinetry, and flooring products—is on commercial and office products and setups. When you stop by our new location, you’ll find an entire section of our store dedicated to flooring and kitchens for modern workplaces.

Same quality, same low prices

We may have upgraded to a new space, but our approach to business has not changed. We still offer great counters, cabinets, floors, and wall tile at wholesale prices—our larger space means we can continue to directly import products in great quantity from the source instead of going through a middleman. Superior Stone and Cabinet remains your one-stop-shop for home and commercial improvement products.

Want to check out what we’ve been up to? Be sure to swing by our new convenient location at 3479 E. University Drive in Phoenix, AZ. We’re right off the I-10, just minutes from downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor International Airport, and Arizona State University. Our showroom staff is ready to introduce you to our wide selection of counters, cabinets, and floors.