Quartz Countertops

Engineered stone countertops are made out of about 90 percent natural stone particles (usually quartz) mixed with about 10 percent artificial ingredients (coloring, resins, glues, etc.). For this reason, many suppliers simply call them quartz countertops. The ground-up quartz crystals and resins are combined under high heat and pressure, then cooled and polished to a gloss or honed to a matte finish. The advantage is that quartz countertops lack the natural imperfections of stone surfaces like granite, travertine or marble, and they can be manufactured in an enormous assortment of patterns and colors.

Another advantage of quartz countertops is that they're made from one of the hardest materials on earth and are pretty much impervious to scratches and stains (though the edges and corners can chip). However, quartz countertops are just as heavy and hard to cut as granite

Quartz countertops are virtually maintenance-free. They are easy to clean, requiring nothing more than warm, soapy water. Once the counters have been installed, there is no sealing or polishing needed. The non-porous nature of the stone makes the counters resistant to stains from food, juices, wine, coffee, tea, and even nail polish.

It is recommended to stay clear of bleach, acid-based cleaners, high alkaline cleaners and solvents. While they will not destroy the durability of the quartz, they can harm the polish and luster.

If any of these substances do come into contact with the surface, thoroughly rinse with water as soon as possible.

 

 

 

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VI Granite & Quartz Countertops
3575 Shenton Road (Behind Budget Auto Centre) Nanaimo BC, V9T 2H1     Tel: 250 802-2518    Email: bill@vigranite.ca

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