WHY IS QUARTZ DIFFERENT TO MARBLE AND GRANITE?

Quartz is a man made stone while Marble and Granite are natural stones. As Quartz is a man made stone, it is always consistent in terms of colour and patterns. As Marble and Granite are natural stones, colours, shades and patterns may vary.

HOW IS QUARTZ FORMED?

Quartz is made up of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin, pigments and fillers. It is one of the hardest naturally occurring materials.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE QUARTZ?

Quartz has many benefits and advantages. These include:

  • 93% natural quartz stone.

  • Has same high polished appearance as granite.

  • Consistency in colours, shades and patterns.

  • Wide range of colours.

  • Durable surface; scratch resistant, doesn’t crack or chip.

  • Heat resistant under normal cooking conditions.

  • Long lasting gloss shine.

  • Non-porous surface that is stain resistant and doesn’t promote the growth of bacteria.

  • Almost maintenance free, no need to seal.

WHERE CAN I USE QUARTZ?

Countertops in kitchens and utilities, Vanity units in bathrooms etc.

DO I NEED TO APPLY SEALER TO QUARTZ SURFACE?

No, Quartz surfaces are non-porous so there is no need to apply sealer.

HOW SHOULD I CLEAN MY QUARTZ WORKTOP?

Clean with damp cloth or paper towel and if necessary a small amount of non-bleach, non-abrasive cleaner. Although quartz is generally stain resistant, clean up all food and liquid spills immediately. Do not use cleansers that contain bleach

HOW WELL DOES QUARTZ WITHSTAND HEAT, SCRATCHES AND STAINS?

Quartz is resistant to heat, scratches and stains, however use of trivets or hot pads is recommended for placing roasting pans or hot saucepans on. Also use a cutting board for chopping, cutting and slicing. Wipe all spills immediately. Like most products, extreme or excessive exposure may change the surface.

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