Engineered quartz is a manmade product
As you probably know, there are many different manufacturers of quartz countertops on the market. Although the various choices in quartz may be overwhelming, ultimately, the quality of the work by skilled fabricators such as DTK Stone Works, is more important to the overall quality and success of the project rather than the selected brand of quartz. Here are a few facts about about engineered quartz materials.
Quartz countertops aren’t solid quartz
Engineered quartz is a manmade product created mostly from natural materials. More accurately, a quartz countertop should probably be called engineered stone or compound stone—terms that more describe the way these products are created. It’s made of 80 to 93 percent ground quartz and 7 to 20 percent resins and pigments that are combined into durable and nonporous slabs. Low quality resins are often found in unbranded imported slabs that can make the fabrication process more difficult and lead to bleached or burned edges during polishing. Keep in min, the less resin used by the manufacturer, the better the quality of the stone.
At DTK Stone Works, we only sell quartz manufactured by major brands known for their quality
Quartz countertops are mostly green products.
The environmental impact of manufactured quartz is low because it is an abundant material. The 90 to 97 percent of stone-like materials that form the base of quartz countertops are all waste by-products of other quarrying or manufacturing processes.
Quartz countertops are easy to clean and maintain. Warm water and a dash of mild soap are recommended for day-to-day cleaning. The polished finish will stay intact with no need for ongoing maintenance other than avoiding abrasive cleaners that could dull the surface. Unlike marble and granite, engineered quartz is nonporous and doesn’t require sealing. For some that live a packed and fast-paced lifestyle, Quartz might be the good to because of its ease of care.
Easy to maintain
Enhanced living space
Fabulous value in your home
Are mostly green products