Q: What is a Quartz surface?
A: Quartz surfaces are created almost entirely with natural Quartz mined directly from the Earth. The natural Quartz is then combined with various dyes and epoxy to create the final pre-fabricated slab. Like granite, it is extremely durable and an excellent countertop option.
A: there are several factors to consider when deciding between Quartz vs. Granite. With a Quartz surface, you get the look and feel of natural stone with a far greater degree of strength and color consistency from slab to slab. Typically, Quartz surfaces lack the swooping veins and other movement characteristic of many granite colors. And unlike Granite, Quartz is stain resistant without ever needing to be sealed. All these characteristics make Quartz surfaces ideal for residential countertops, industrial applications, school and hospitals, and all other food preparation settings.
A: Generally, Quartz surface pricing is similar to mid to high range priced granite and other high-end countertop options.
A: Yes. A Quartz surface is comprised of 93% pure natural Quartz mined from the Earth.
A: Yes, Quartz surfaces are produced in manufacturing facilities around the world. Natural Quartz mined out of the Earth is combined with a small percentage of pigment and resin to create the final
A: No. Due to the manner in which the Quartz slabs are manufactured, such characteristics as fissures and pock marks are virtually non-existent.
CONSISTENCY – Quartz surfaces are far more consistent in color from slab to slab and within each slab than granite or marble.
STRENGTH – No other counter top option is stronger than Quartz.
CARE-FREE - No sealing is required.
FOOD SAFE - Quartz surfaces are non-porous and have been certified by NSF International for food and splash zones in commercial kitchens.
BEAUTY - Quartz surfaces are available in a wide variety of colors some of which are not available in a granite or marble countertop.
STAIN RESISTANT - Quartz surfaces will resist stains from fruit juices, food coloring, coffee, tea, wine, grape juice, and nail polish.
A: If you are really trying to scratch or damage any countertop surface you can. However, under “normal” conditions a Quartz surface will not be damaged by every day usage. Quartz can be used as a cutting board and still not scratch; however, cutting directly on a quartz surface will quickly dull most kitchen knives.”
A: Just like natural stone, Quartz surfaces are resistant to heat. However, any natural stone surface can be damaged by sudden and rapid change of temperature, particularly near the edge of the surface. Therefore, the use of a hot pad or trivet is always recommended.
A: Yes, the colors are fully-integrated into the natural Quartz and go all the way through the surface.
A: Every job is different. The layout of a particular countertop and the slab size of the stone used will determine if seams are required and where they will be placed.
Q: What Quartz lines do you fabricate?
A: We can fabricate any line of Quartz including, but not limited to:
Vicostone/Pantal TCE Quartz
LG Hausys Quartz