Quartz Stone for Bathroom Tiles - Pros & Cons
Quartz is a very versatile material that can be used for both kitchens and bathrooms. It is most often used for countertops, but it is also a great option for the bathroom floor or wall tiles. Its application doesn’t stop there; it can be also used for backsplashes, shower walls and small details in the bathroom and kitchen. Much has been said for quartz application as countertops, but here are some pros and cons for using quartz stone slabs for bathroom tiles.
1. Easy to maintain
Quartz has a smooth surface which makes the cleaning effortless. The cleaning is handled with a mop, soap and water. Just make some soapy water and by using a mop, wipe your tiles. Rinse of the residue with a clean damped mop.
Not only that the cleaning is very easy, but quartz doesn’t need sealing, unlike many other stones.
2. Numerous colours
Quartz is a manufactured stone, made from natural quartz, resins and pigments. The pigments are added to change its colour and add patterns. Quartz, therefore, has a very wide colour range with many patterns available. The most common patterns are veined and granulated, but there are also combinations in between. Check out our classic quartz range, marble look collection or bookmatch quartz colours and get in touch for free samples.
3. Very durable
Quartz is one of the hardest stones found in nature and that applies to its tiles too. Quartz is very resilient and will not break under high pressure. You will not have to worry about your tiles cracking due to an unintentional drop of a heavy object.
4. Resistant to staining
Quartz is a non-porous stone, which means it doesn’t absorb water and liquids. This makes quartz highly resistant to staining, that even hair colours and nail polishes will not leave a permanent stain on your tiles.
Quartz is a beautiful stone that will add luxury to your bathroom. It is an elegant stone that will be a great choice for both modern and traditional style bathrooms.
Since quartz is so durable and resilient, it will naturally be very long-lasting. Investing in quartz tiles is a smart idea because they will last you for decades. Quartz is also more affordable than its first competitors, natural stones, which makes an even smarter investment.
1. Can be slippery
Since quartz has a very smooth surface, it can be also slippery. Make sure to wipe the tiles after cleaning, showering and other activities that include water, to prevent any accidents from happening.
2. Sensitive to chemicals
Quartz is sensitive to all chemicals that are highly alkaline or acidic. It is best to use professional quartz cleaning products or solutions that are around a neutral PH level for stone surfaces cleaning. Do not use chemicals that contain bleach or ammonia because they will lead to discolourations. If such chemicals accidentally come in contact with your tiles, neutralize them with water.
Having more questions about quartz stone bathroom tiles and their characteristics? Please, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you.