Quartz | RockStella Stonery Inc

By: Rockstella  09-12-2011
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If you wish to achieve a natural look but do not want to think about maintaining and resealing your countertop regularly, quartz is definitely the best option for you. Quartz is a naturally occurring substance, and in ground-up form it is combined with resins to form a hard surface much like engineered granite. Quartz is one of the hardest minerals found on earth, second only to the diamond.  And most quartz countertops are well over 90% quartz, which gives it the hardness and lack of porosity needed for the heavy demands of cooking.

Quartz countertops, are nearly twice as strong as natural granite. Quartz products are very dense, and because of the manufacturing process, they are also free of the invisible tiny cracks that can be found in granite. Quartz products are nonporous so they do not need to be sealed and are resistant to mostly all types of stains. The nonporous composition of these products also keeps them from bacteria, making them suitable for commercial use. Homeowners like the low-maintenance benefits of quartz countertops.

Unlike granite, quartz products, because they are manufactured, have a regular pattern. However newer quartz products include veins and inconsistencies. This explains recent increase in popularity of quartz. Please contact our showroom for information on NEW Marble-like and Granite-like quartz.

Because quartz countertops are engineered, almost any type of color can be brought out in the surface by means of pigmentation. Not only that, but other types of organic materials such as stone and glass can be incorporated into the quartz-resin mixture.

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