- Third hardest material on the earth
- Can be fabricated to look like granite or other natural stones such as limestone and marble
- Manufactured in long, thick slabs that can be installed as one piece
- Exceptionally hard, durable, and non porous
- Does not require frequent resealing
- Highly resistant to chips and dents
FAQ's About Quartz
What are natural quartz surfaces?
Natural quartz, or engineered stone, is a surface material consisting of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin. It is used primarily for kitchen and bath applications and requires less maintenance and is more durable than natural stone.
How does natural quartz compare to other countertop surfaces?
Natural quartz is one of the most durable, maintenance-free materials available. It is extremely stain, scratch, heat and bacteria resistant. It is also nonporous, which means it requires no sealants or waxes to retain its lustrous gloss.
Does natural quartz burn or stain?
Natural quartz has extraordinary strength and heat resistance, although caution should be used when transferring very hot items to its surface. Trivets or hot pads should beused to protect the finish. Natural quartz is nonporous and doesn’t absorb liquids, making it highly stain resistant.
Can you scratch or crack natural quartz?
Natural quartz is one of the strongest, hardest materials available. Under normal conditions, natural quartz does not chip, scratch or crack. It may, however, chip or crack if hit with a hammer or impact tool.