A major appeal of Quartz over Granite and Marble is its strength and durabilty. Unlike Granite and Marble, Quartz surfaces Do Not have the natural fissures and cracks that are specific to these other stones. These natural fissures and cracks can be problematic, leading to limited design capabilities.
Options - Choose from many options that make you counter truly custom:
Finish - Polish, Honed, Satin, and Brushed
Edge Treatment - Eased, Bevel, Ogee, and Bullnose
Splash - Set On, or Tile
Sink Type - Top Mount, Under Mount or Apron Front
Stain Resistance - Quartz combines the non-porous surface with natural materials to make for a virtual maintenance free product. The smooth, nonporous surface of quartz resists even the toughest stains and will retain its luster for many years without the need for sealants or waxes.
Heat Resistance - Quartz surfacing is very heat resistant. However, it is not heat proof. We do not recommend setting any extremely hot cookware directly on any countertop surface. The extreme change in temperature can cause damage. A hot pad or trivet is recommended.
Cutting and Abrasion - Because of the high content of naturally hard crystals, quartz can withstand many cuts and abrasions that would otherwise scratch your counter surface. Although we don't recommend using it as a cutting board, this material is very resistant to cutting and abrasion.
Impact - Although quartz can withstand impact, if and when some a hard impact does occur, edges can chip.
Food Safe - Unlike granite, Quartz has been certified by NSF International . Quartz is non-porous, making cleanup easy and preventing food and moisture from penetrating its surface — the main source of growth for harmful bacteria.
Some familiar brands include Dupont Zodiaq, Pental, LG Viatera, Caeserstone, Silestone, Color Quartz, and Hanstone. Quartz surfacing material is approximately 93% pure quartz crystals, which give the product depth and radiance without the imperfections of natural stone. Quartz is also one of the strongest minerals making quartz surfacing extremely durable and scatch resistant. Custom-fit to your exact specifications and virtually maintenance free, quartz is perfect for your home.