Engineered Quartz Stone for Commercial Work Surfaces
Quartz is one of the toughest stones on the market, which makes it a great option for commercial work surfaces. It has a great mixture of different characteristics which are of great value when it comes to the use in the kitchens or bathroom. But, as with any other stone, quartz has a few cons. Continue reading and find everything about engineered quartz stone and decide whether it is a good option for your commercial facility.
1. Quartz is an engineered stone
Quartz is a man-made stone, made from natural quartz, resins and pigments. This combination has proven to be an excellent one because each of the materials is there for a good reason. Quartz stone is giving the slabs durability, while resins are making them non-porous.
2. Quartz is very durable
Quartz is one of the toughest stones on the market and it will not break under pressure. In commercial facilities, there is a lot more traffic and it is very important to have surfaces that are very durable. Quartz will handle pressure and impacts of force without breaking or cracking.
3. It is resistant to staining
Another great characteristic of engineered quartz with huge importance for commercial use. Quartz will not absorb water and liquids, they will just sit on top without leaving a stain. Even when the spill is left to dry, it will still not be a problem to remove it.
4. It has a wide colour palette
Quartz has a very wide colour palette because it has added pigments. The pigments can be also added to add patterns. The most common patterns are veined and granulated. Quartz can also look like other stones such as marble or granite while having improved characteristics.
5. It is sensitive to chemicals
Highly alkaline or acidic cleaning agents are not suitable for quartz because they can discolour it or ware off the top layer. It is best to use a solution that is close to neutral PH level.
6. Quartz is easy to maintain
The cleaning of quartz surfaces is very easy and it is handled with just soap and water. For deeper cleaning, a glass cleaner can be used or different cleaning products dedicated for quartz stone. Its smooth surface makes the cleaning very effortless. In addition to that, quartz doesn’t need sealing, unlike natural stones.
7. It is heavy
Quartz is also very heavy because it has densely packed molecules. Additional structural support may be required before the installation.
8. Moderate resistance to heat
It is best not to put hot objects directly on quartz surfaces because that can leave a burn. Quartz is a bit more sensitive to heat due to resins because they tend to melt on high temperatures. Make sure to use mats and trivets on most occasions.
Quartz is a great choice for commercial use because it is very durable and resistant to staining, which is of special importance in places with high traffic. With proper use, all its cons can be bypassed and you will then have a very sturdy and resilient material.
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