Quartz is a natural stone surface that is both elegant and practical. It is an ideal choice for homeowners looking for a maintenance-free countertop with a variety of colours and designs to choose from. Composed of 93% natural quartz and 7% pigments and epoxy resin, quartz is extremely durable.
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Quartz being one of the hardest minerals that exists. This means high quartz containing surfaces are highly durable. This is a reason quartz is used in floor tiles.
Quartz is a non-porous material meaning the surface does not have tiny holes or openings into which germs/bacteria/liquid can go. Without pores, liquid cannot penetrate into the material and germs/bacteria cannot have a place to exist and will be removed by simple surface wiping. Quartz surfaces are thus much more hygienic than porous materials.
Without pores, liquid cannot penetrate into the Quartz material and thus stains cannot develop.
Like granite, quartz has a very durable surface that is scratch resistant. This makes it ideal for use in kitchens where sharp instruments are frequently used. Despite this, it is recommended to minimize the amount of cutting done on quartz countertops. This will, over time, blunt sharp objects and leave metal residue behind. Cutting blocks are available if a countertop matching block is needed.
Due to the consistency of colour and pattern, joints are even more unnoticeable than those in the natural unique pattern of natural stone.
As quartz is heat-resistant, it is again, suitable for use in kitchens where hot instruments are commonly used.
Quartz is not going to wear out and can last a lifetime. Additionally, as it uses by-products of other stone product materials, it is recycling of waste material and thus an eco-friendly product.
With no staining and no need to re-seal, quartz is easy to maintain by simply cleaning it with mild soap.
Variation in Colour
Using modern techniques in fabrication and including new materials in the composition, quartz allows a much wider variety of colours/finish effects than materials like granite which relies on natural pattern elements.
Quartz Things To Consider
Be careful with cooking pans quartz can be damaged by excessive heat, so use heating pads at all times. When it comes to cutting on your Quartz Countertops, it is not recommended as you will be replacing your knives monthly.
Susceptible to U.V. Rays
Quartz is very susceptible to UV lighting this means excessive UV rays can cause discoloration or fading. This type of stone should not be used outside or close to windows that recieve essessive sunlight.
Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Quartz Questions
What is your warranty on installations?
Simply stated, we stand behind what we do. We’re going to warrant your seam forever- the same goes for undermount sinks. Our warranty is not protecting the people who regret their design or style choices. But when it comes to the work , were going to stand behind it. Please go to our warranty page to ready all our about our Residential Ten Year Limited Warranty.
How do I care for my granite or quartz countertops?
Quartz is a low maintenance countertop, unlike granite which typically requires a new protective top coat at least once a year which is roughly a 45 min process. These surfaces never need to be sealed, unlike some natural stone options. When doing daily cleaning of quartz and granite a mild dish soap and water with a microfibre cloth is all that is needed.
Can I put hot things on quartz or cut on the surface?
Does granite vary in colour compared to the sample I see in your showroom or online?
Yes, Granite does vary in colour and pattern as it is a natural stone. As they mine the granite and cut further into the mountain, the granite will begin to change pattern and colour.