Quartz

Engineered Stone

Quartz

What should I know about quartz?

Quartz is a fabricated stone created using silicon dioxide or another polymer resin with at least 90% powdered quartz, making the stone incredibly hard. Manufacturers can add any pigment color during production to match your exact color specifications. They can even feature colors not typically found in natural stone slabs, such as purple, orange, and yellow. Quartz is an excellent countertop material for maintaining hygienic conditions in kitchens and bathrooms. Its non-porous surface effectively repels bacteria and mold and resists stains from wine, makeup, oils, and all your other household goods. Get in touch with our stone specialists to learn more about quartz and our available colors.

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Is quartz a natural stone?
Quartz is often mistaken for a natural stone like granite or marble. In reality, quartz is a man-made blend of at least 90% powdered quartz stone and a polymer resin-like silicon dioxide. A liquid quartz blend is poured into a mold during the fabrication process to create a hard-pressed slab. After this slab is cured, it’s precisely cut down to fit the measurements of your home. Manufacturers can add any pigment color during fabrication to produce the exact look you want for your countertop. As an engineered stone, quartz is consistent in quality and performance and ensures a uniform appearance throughout the slab.
Is quartz as durable for countertops as a natural stone?
Quartz is an alternative if you love natural stone's elegant look but don't like to deal with constant care and resealing. Quartz provides a hard and durable work surface that doesn't need to be sealed for stain resistance, as only natural stone is porous. Quartz also withstands scratches, chips, and cracks. The only area of concern is heat. You should never put a hot pot or pan directly on the countertop's surface. One way to avoid permanent damage is by keeping a heat-protecting pad or trivet handy in the kitchen (or even the bathroom if you use heated styling tools).
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Quartz counters care.
Quartz is an excellent countertop material for maintaining hygienic conditions in kitchens and bathrooms. Its non-porous surface effectively repels bacteria and mold and resists stains from wine, makeup, oils, and all your other household goods. You don’t have to seal the surface like a natural stone. Quartz can be cleaned with soap and water and will last for years. Because it’s not quarried and shipped, engineered quartz slabs are much more inexpensive and customizable than natural stone.
Why should you consider quartz countertops?
The latest quartz fabrication methods yield incredible color and texture, making quartz the most customizable and versatile material to complement your home’s interior design and style. In addition to solid colors in various shades, it’s possible to achieve multicolored flecks of different sizes and densities based on the mixing process. The newest trends in quartz fabrication mimic a quarried slab of natural stone with subtle veins of color and random striations.

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