What is quartz and why is it so popular?
Quartz is a manufactured material made up of approximately 93 percent natural quartz mixed with pigments and acrylic resin. The natural quartz mineral is sourced from quarries where it is then processed and ground down to any grain size ranging from the size of a pea to a sand-like quality. After which the raw material is mixed with the resin, and any number of patterns and looks, are created.
The process of mixing minerals with resin has other added benefits. the material is stronger, and more scratch, as well as chip resistant than granite. While also being naturally sealed due to the production process, meaning quartz is completely stain resistant.
Benefits of Quartz
Stain & Scratch Resistant
Extreme durability, that will withstand daily use and is resistant to scratches.
No Sealing Required
Unlike natural stone, quartz is a nonporous material that will not degrade over time.
Mold & Mildew Resistant
The nonporous quality of quartz disallows for harmful mold, bacteria, and mildew growth.
The durable nature of quartz is not effected by acetone, iodine, and mineral spirits.
General Tempature Resistants
Tolerant of low heat for short periods, however it will discolor from a pan strait off a burner.
Quartz can be maintained with just the use of soap and water in most cases.