Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on earth, making it one of the more durable countertop options for kitchens. If you’ve been dreaming of installing a countertop that can stand up to your daily cooking routine, quartz is an option you definitely want to consider. These counters come in a wide range of eye-catching colours, allowing you to make a statement or simply blend in with the rest of the kitchen’s fixtures.
Quartz offers a good scratch-resistant surface that is also non-porous — meaning bacteria and stains have a hard time settling in. These countertops do not normally need to be sealed unlike granite but can be if the application requires an additional layer of protection. While people were hesitant to use Quartz in the past because of its limited design options, this is no longer the case.
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A cappuccino field quartz lightly dusted with warm tones of russet and cream. Walnut Luster Quartz provides softness and subtleness to any interior décor.
Frequently Asked Questions About Quartz Countertops
Quartz is an engineered stone, composed of over 90% pure quartz crystals, coupled with high-performance, stain-resistant polymers, which make it a durable surface, ideal for any countertop application. Quartz is both heat and scratch resistant, but we do not encourage you to place very hot items on your counter tops or to use your counter top as a cutting surface.
We recommend regular cleaning with simply soap and warm water. Do not use abrasives or cleaners containing bleach. We also highly you to keep strong chemicals and solvents, highly alkaline cleaners, permanent markers, inks & nail polish removers away from your Quartz surfaces. Any food or liquid spills should be cleaned up as soon as possible to ensure that staining does not occur.
Yes, The joints in Quartz surfaces are guaranteed to show. However, our fabricators work to minimise the number and prominence of the joints
Quartz is an engineered stone which makes it a non-porous and more uniform material. However, Granite is porous and lacks the uniformity of Quartz as it is a natural stone.
These 2 materials tend to be very much the same, although Quartz is more scratch resistant than Solid Surface.