8 Things You Should Know About Engineered Quartz Stone
Quartz is a material that has been gaining much attention in recent years. The reason for that is that quartz is nowadays more available then it used to be. But also, there are many other things about quartz you should know if you are planning on buying it.
1. Quartz is an engineered stone
Engineered Quartz slabs are made as a combination of 93% natural quartz and 7% resins. For that reason, quartz has a very wide colour and pattern palette. In its range, you will be able to find from neutral colours to the very unusual ones.
2. Quartz is non-porous
Quartz has a non-porous surface that is almost impossible to stain. Resins are forming a waterproof surface and are the reason why no liquids will be able to leave a stain on quartz surfaces. Even the most persistent liquids like coffee or wine will not stand a chance.
3. It is easy to maintain
Quartz has a sleek and smooth surface that makes cleaning very easy. You will need just soap, water and a soft cloth for cleaning. In addition to that, quartz doesn’t need sealing, unlike other stones.
4. It is very durable
Quartz is one of the hardest stones in nature and it is very durable. It will handle the high impact of force without breaking or cracking. It is also highly resistant to scratching, even cutting directly on it will not damage it.
5. It is UV sensitive
The engineered nature of quartz also has a downside which is UV sensitivity. As an engineered stone that has resins that are UV unstable, quartz is not recommended for outdoor use.
Quartz is not the cheapest material, but is more affordable than other stones, while delivering similar performances. With quartz, you can have a beautiful budget-friendly kitchen or bathroom, no one will be ever able to tell that it is not way more expensive. View our list of quartz fabricators from all across the UK.
7. It can look like other stones
Quartz is engineered stone, which can also look like other stones, such as marble or granite. During the manufacturing process, the pigments are added to make patterns and change quartz’s colour. The imitations are so accurate no one will be able to tell that you don’t have real marble.
8. It can be used for numerous purposes
You can use quartz in your bathroom, kitchen or hallway. It can be used for countertops, tiles, walls...The only restriction is that it can’t be used outdoors.
The advantages of engineered quartz stones are many, while there are only a few disadvantages. Quartz will make a very smart investment, no matter what you are using it for; and the ways of using it are numerous. It is budget-friendly, but it delivers the same if not better characteristics of more expensive materials.
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