Quartz

Quartz countertops are a popular choice for kitchen and bathroom surfaces due to their durability, aesthetic appeal, and low maintenance requirements. Quartz is available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures.

Quartz countertops are engineered stone surfaces made from a combination of natural quartz crystals (typically around 90-95%) and resins, polymers, and pigments (5-10%). The quartz crystals are crushed and then mixed with the binding agents to create a solid and non-porous material. Since they are engineered, they can be designed to mimic the look of natural stones like marble or granite, as well as offer unique and contemporary designs that may not be found in nature.

Quartz is easy to maintain. It is a non-porous material that is highly resistant to stain, scratches, and heat. However, it is not stain-, scratch-, or heat-proof. Following the proper care and maintenance recommended by your professional quartz distributor or fabricator will keep your quartz surface beautiful for many years to come.

Quartz Qualities

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Heat Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Stain Resistant

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Benefits & Considerations

Benefits

Durability

Quartz countertops are highly durable and resistant to scratches, stains, and impact. The high quartz content makes them harder than natural stone surfaces like granite or marble, providing excellent longevity and resistance to daily wear and tear.

Quartz countertops are non-porous, meaning they do not absorb liquids or allow bacteria to penetrate the surface. This makes them highly resistant to stains, odor-causing bacteria, and mold or mildew growth. It also makes cleaning and maintenance easier, as spills and messes can be wiped away easily.

Quartz countertops are available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and finishes. They can mimic the appearance of natural stones like marble or granite, as well as offer contemporary and unique designs. This allows homeowners to find a quartz countertop that matches their aesthetic preferences and complements their kitchen or bathroom design.

Unlike natural stones, which can have variations in color and pattern due to their natural formation, quartz countertops offer consistency in appearance. This makes it easier to select slabs and ensures that the countertop will have a uniform look throughout the space.

Quartz countertops require minimal maintenance. Since they are non-porous, they do not need to be sealed like natural stone countertops. Routine cleaning with mild soap and water or non- abrasive household cleaners is usually sufficient to keep them in good condition.

The non-porous nature of quartz countertops makes them hygienic and suitable for food preparation areas. Their resistance to stains and bacteria growth ensures that the surface remains clean and safe for food contact.

While it’s always recommended to use trivets or hot pads to protect any countertop surface from extreme heat, quartz countertops are generally heat-resistant. They can withstand moderately high temperatures without being damaged or discolored.

Considerations

Susceptibility to Heat Damage

While quartz countertops are generally heat-resistant, they are not completely immune to heat damage. Placing hot pans or pots directly on the surface can cause thermal shock, resulting in cracks or discoloration. It’s advisable to use trivets or hot pads to protect the countertop from direct heat exposure.

Quartz countertops are not recommended for outdoor installations or areas exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged periods. Ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause the color to fade over time, leading to a potential mismatch with the rest of the countertop surface.

While quartz countertops are resistant to most household stains and spills, certain chemicals and solvents can cause damage. Avoid using abrasive cleaners, harsh chemicals, or products containing bleach, as they can dull or discolor the surface. It’s best to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines for approved cleaning agents.

Although quartz countertops are durable, they can still chip or crack under significant impact or force. Sharp objects, such as knives or heavy kitchen utensils, can potentially cause damage if not used with care. It’s recommended to use cutting boards and take precautions to prevent accidental impacts.

While the uniformity of quartz countertops is often seen as an advantage, some individuals prefer the unique beauty and natural variations found in materials like granite or marble. If you desire a completely natural look, quartz may not provide the same level of character and variation as natural stones.

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Carrara Bianco Polished by LG Viatera

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Crystal Ice Polished by Vicostone

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