6 Facts About Quartz
Fact 1: Quartz Countertops are actually an engineered product. Most engineered quartz countertops consist of around 93% crushed quartz and 7% resin that acts as a binder holding everything together.
Fact 2: Quartz is hard. In fact quartz is one of the hardest natural stones known to man. When you combine an extremely hard stone with the 7% resin the end result is a very durable countertops.
Fact 3: Quartz Countertops are stain resistant. Due to the way quartz is engineered and mixed with the resin, it creates a non porous countertop. Because the resin is consistent through the entire slab there are no tiny holes left in the countertops.
Fact 4: Quartz Countertops do not have to be sealed. The reason quartz does not have to be sealed is the same reason it is stain resistant. Once again, the resin embodies the entire product removing the need to seal the top surface layer. This is one the main selling points of quartz. Many people come into our showroom asking for the “low maintenance” quartz.
Fact 5: Quartz Countertops have better bacterial protection. You are probably starting to notice a pattern, but the reason quartz manages bacteria better than most natural stones is due to the resins and engineering process. People that cook a lot and the hygienically conscience will choose quartz countertops.
Fact 6: Quartz is taking over. According to a resent statistic I heard from a large importer and supply house, 54% of all countertops being sold right now are quartz. This is probably due to a number of variables. Many of which we have already discussed. This popular countertop has been in high demand in many European countries for decades, and like many things in the design world, finally working its way to the States.
Thanks for taking the time to read this short post. There are lots of great things happing in the world of quartz beyond the 6 things I listed above. If you are interested in learning more or would like a free quote be sure to contact us today. Just fill out the form below or give us call. Thanks Again