Is quartz a Porous Stone? 5 Things You Should Know
Porosity is a percentage of ‘empty’ space in a material. This means that materials have pores which are filled with air and can be filled with other substances such as water or other liquids. Porosity is an important characteristic of kitchen and bathroom countertops because they come in contact with water and other fluids. In other words, fluids can fill those pores and eventually leave a stain on countertops.
Today we are answering the question of whether quartz is such a material, is it porous? Continue reading
and find out.
1. Quartz is a manufactured stone
Quartz is an engineered stone, made out of 93% natural quartz and 7% resins and binders. Quartz is naturally very durable material, but as with any other natural stone, it is porous. That is why engineers have introduced resins, to fill those tiny holes or pores in the stone. This means that the final product, an engineered stone, is a non-porous material which has all the benefits you will find in the rest of the article.
2. Quartz is resistant to staining
Quartz, as a non-porous material, doesn’t have tiny pores in which highly stainable fluids like wine or coffee can collect. This makes quartz perfect not just for food preparation, but also for its consummation.
You can have a beautiful kitchen island with seating where you can enjoy chatting with your friends and family while preparing food without any worries about your island getting stained.
3. Easy to maintain
Quartz surfaces are very easy to maintain. Firstly, you will not have any problems removing spills and dried gunk because it is non-porous. Secondly, everyday cleaning is effortless and all you will need are soap, water and a soft cloth. Just make the soapsuds and wipe your surfaces. Rinse off with a damped cloth. There are also proffesional products, dedicated to protect the quartz to last longer. Browse our range of quartz cleaning products and buy online today.
4. Sleek and smooth surface
Resins also make quartz’s surface sleek and smooth, which helps with cleaning. But it also has other benefits, such as its luxurious appearance. Although quartz looks polished and high-end, it comes at a reasonable price. Its shiny surface reflects light and can make your room look more spacious.
5. Doesn’t need sealing
Unlike natural stones, quartz doesn’t need a sealant. Its function is to make a stone more resistant to staining, but since quartz is a non-porous material, it doesn’t need it. You will not have to think about additional costs after installation and maintenance.
To answer the title question is quartz a porous stone, the answer is no, quartz is a non-porous stone. That means that it doesn't have tiny pores in which liquids can cluster and eventually leave a stain. This makes quartz a perfect kitchen and bathroom surface.
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