Pros & Cons for Quartz Marble Effect Stone
Quartz with marble effect can be a great alternative to real marble because it has some great characteristics that marble doesn’t. however, the beauty of natural stones is undeniable and for some irreplicable. With that being said, for others, some other characteristics, such as resistance to staining or scratching, is more important. Continue reading and find the pros and cons of the quartz marble effect and whether it will be a good substitute for marble for you.
1. Resistance to staining
Quartz is a non-porous material, which means it doesn’t absorb water and liquids. Such materials are highly resistant to staining and are therefore a perfect option for food preparation. Even the most stubborn liquids such as wine or coffee will not leave a permanent stain on your worktops.
Stones are very durable materials, that can’t get scratched or cracked easily. Quartz is one of the toughest stones found in nature and it is ranking high on the scale of hardest stones. You can be sure that your quartz stone will handle when you accidentally drop a heavy object on it.
3. Numerous options
When quartz is produced, the pigments are added to it to make patterns. That way, quartz can have a marble effect, even when it is not found that way in nature. The differences between real marble and quartz marble effect are not so noticeable, so quartz will easily replace marble.
4. Easy to maintain
Quartz is one of the easiest materials to maintain because of its sleek, non-porous surface. The cleaning is handled with only soap and water. Just make some soapsuds and wipe your surfaces with a soft cloth. Remove the residue with a clean, damped cloth.
In addition to this, quartz doesn’t need sealing, unlike natural stones.
1. Sensitive to chemicals
Quartz is sensitive to chemicals that contain ammonia or bleach and you should avoid them. Many household cleaners contain either ammonia or bleach, so it is best to avoid all household cleaners and simply use water and soap. If your surfaces accidentally come in contact with either one of them, neutralize their effect with water.
2. Less unique
It is said that you can’t find in nature the two exact samples of anything; this applies to marble also. Since marble is a natural material without any other added components, its slabs are more unique. Quartz, as a man-made product, has uniformed slabs that can look like each other.
The beauty of natural stones is undeniable and you are getting a unique product with them. However, if that is not your biggest concern, quartz with a marble effect will be a great substitute for marble. In fact, quartz has many other characteristics that outrun marble and make it a better choice for your kitchen or bathroom.
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