Quartz is a material that has been the subject of a lot of attention lately in the domain of countertop materials and one may actually wonder why. Actually, it has several attributes other stones somehow lack, or at least don’t have in high percentages.
Due to these attributes that are both physical (at the level of durability and strength) as well as aesthetical (physical appearance and variety), Quartz is without any aorta of doubt a great option for countertops. However, to be more precise, let’s dive a little into the universe of Quartz and talk about its following properties.
– Resilience (Resistance shock, scratches etc.)
Appearance:First of all, we ought to emphasize on the fact that Quartz is totally man made and because of that, it is consistent in veining pattern, color and everything. Hence, at the appearance level, it has nothing to envy about other stones.
Besides, another great advantage of quartz is the fact that it can offer the look of other stones. For example, there exist white Quartz slabs that look like white marble, both Quartz and Calacatta, with the durability of quartz of course.
Some Quartz stones that look like marble include: Romano White Quartz, Glacier White Quartz, Cashmere Carrara Quartz and Calacatta Vincenza Quartz. These stones offer the looks of either Carrara or Calacatta white Marble as well as the features that have made Quartz a widely adopted material.
Also, some Quartz slabs can provide you with a concrete look, thing only available with quartz as it can totally be personalized.
Resilience:Quartz is a non-porous, germ-free material that doesn’t require a high level of maintenance (sealing or waxing). Therefore, when it comes to cleaning, it is relatively easier to clean because as mentioned before it is non-porous, hence stains do not infiltrate it. Also, it stands up extremely well against cuts, and abrasions, and is virtually stain-resistant. On the long run, a lot is saved in maintenance because Quartz is easy to take care of and very resilient.
This low maintenance factor makes it a great option as countertop as you get to have a beautiful stone without the maintenance that comes with natural stones. Besides, another interesting factor about Quartz is the variety in which it is available in (Different colors, patterns) because as already mentioned it is totally man made hence can be modified according to various tastes.
Strength:Unlike marble and other natural stones, which are obviously not the strongest of materials as they can easily break under applied forces, Quartz is extremely strong and can stand under high pressure and force. Therefore, you have nothing to worry about if heavy objects accidentally fall on your countertop because it is more than able to stand the shock.We service all New Jersey areas so please do not hesitate to check out our website and give us a call to get a quote.