Engineered Stone is created almost entirely with natural Quartz mined directly from the Earth. The natural Quartz is then combined with various dyes and epoxy to create the final pre-fabricated slab. Like granite, it is extremely durable and an excellent countertop option.
How does pricing of a Quartz surface compare to other natural stone or solid surface products?
Generally, Quartz surface pricing is similar to mid to high range priced granite and other high-end countertop options.
Is a Quartz surface made or manufactured in a plant?
Quartz surfaces are produced in manufacturing facilities around the world. Natural Quartz mined out of the Earth is combined with a small percentage of pigment and resin to create the final product.
I’m not particularly fond of the fissures, “pock marks”, and other similar features associated with certain granite colors. Are these same features and characteristics present in Quartz?
Due to the manner in which the Quartz slabs are manufactured, such characteristics as fissures and pock marks are virtually non-existent.
What are the benefits of using Quartz surfaces?
CONSISTENCY – Quartz surfaces are far more consistent in color from slab to slab and within each slab than granite or marble.
STRENGTH – No other counter top option is stronger than Quartz.
CARE-FREE – No sealing is required.
FOOD SAFE – Quartz surfaces are non-porous and have been certified by NSF International for food and splash zones in commercial kitchens.
BEAUTY – Quartz surfaces are available in a wide variety of colors some of which are not available in a granite or marble countertop.
STAIN RESISTANT – Quartz surfaces will resist stains from fruit juices, food coloring, coffee, tea, wine, grape juice, and nail polish.
Is a Quartz surface resistant to surface damage?
If you are really trying to scratch or damage any countertop surface you can. However, under “normal” conditions a Quartz surface will not be damaged by every day usage. Quartz can be used as a cutting board and still not scratch; however, cutting directly on a quartz surface will quickly dull most kitchen knives.”
Does a Quartz surface withstand heat?
Can I put a hot pan or pot on it? Just like natural stone, Quartz surfaces are resistant to heat. However, any natural stone surface can be damaged by sudden and rapid change of temperature, particularly near the edge of the surface. Therefore, the use of a hot pad or trivet is always recommended.
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