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Engineered Quartz Countertops: A Brief Introduction

by Carol P. Supplier of Fine Surfaces
Engineered Quartz Countertops Grand Rapids has been the preferred material of choice of interior designers and house owners who want to create natural stone-like designs inside their apartments and housing complexes. The use of quartz has been slowly overtaking granite’s position of dominance in markets of stone countertops. It is a natural and quite hard mineral that is found in abundance inside the earth’s crust. The colors of which it is known to occur varies from being crystal clear to maroon, which also gives it a sparkling appearance. Materials like colored glass and granites are sometimes mixed with quartz crystals. Then resins and other binding substances are added to the mixture to turn those into slab molds. The finished slabs are then exposed to very high temperatures to create the final product, which is durable and dense, besides being resistant to bacteria, stains, and chipping. It is much more desirable to choose countertops made out of quartz than any other materials because it is easier to maintain. The nonporous feature of quartz doesn’t require it to be sealed besides also having a scratch-resistant surface.

Let’s discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages that you should need to be aware of before considering it as your next countertop:

Advantages:

  • It’s nonporous:
The nonporous surface of a quartz countertop makes it resistant to stains from various liquids like juices, coffee, oils, etc., besides being impervious to bacteria and germs.

  • No maintenance required:
Its surface prevents scratch and abrasion, which is why it can retain its polished texture without much support. A slight cleanup with soap and water is all that is needed to make it look as new as it was before.

  • Uniform color patterns:
Unlike other natural stones like marble and granite, the color patterns on an engineered quartz countertop are uniform throughout its surface.

  • It’s quite versatile:
There is a variety of edging options for engineered quartz, which makes it possible to be used on vast vertical surfaces.

Disadvantages:

Some of its problems are as follows-
  • Sensitivity to chemicals:
Highly acidic or alkaline household chemicals like Stain cleaners or bleach has been shown to damage the quartz surfaces.
  • Limitations of use:
It is advised not to use it near fireplaces or exteriors.

The features and usability of quartz countertops are unique and stand out in comparison to materials like granite and marble, which is why it is the most preferred choice of installation in home interiors. You might want to check out Mont surfaces as they have a comprehensive collection of engineered quartz countertops in Louisville.

About Carol P. Innovator   Supplier of Fine Surfaces

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Created on Jan 22nd 2020 03:37. Viewed 56 times.

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