The quartz collection of India adds elegance and vividness to your kitchen spaceby Dhriti Dixit Luxury Marble Company in India
Quartz countertops are mix of quartz and man-made resin. They are more susceptible to damage from heat than granite but are less likely to stain. Granite is a natural stone that needs to have a sealer applied once a year, but it costs less than quartz. Quartz countertops are actually a form of "engineered stone," made from ground-up particles of stone bound together with space-age plastic resins.
Made from one of the hardest minerals on earth, Quartz countertops are arguably the most durable option for kitchens. They're also some of the most eye-catching. They come in a wide variety of colors, including fire-engine red and apple green, as well as earthy browns, blacks, and creams, with sparkles and veining for the look of granite or marble.
But unlike natural-stone slabs, which are mined, these slabs are engineered in a factory. Their primary ingredient is ground quartz, combined with polyester resins to bind it and pigments to give it color. For some designs, small amounts of recycled glass or metallic flecks are added to the mix.
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Difference between Quartz Countertops and Granite
Despite the price difference in the two countertop options there are really two variables that you should take into account. Quartz countertops are sealed and therefore not porous, they are primarily made of quartz, which means they are more durable than granite. Granite will take a hot pot while quartz is less resistant to high heat.
Quartz Countertops Pros and Cons
Unlike natural stone or wood, it never needs to be sealed. Just wipe with soapy water for daily upkeep. Surface stains can be removed with a gentle cleansing scrub. Avoid scouring pads, which can dull the surface, and harsh chemicals that could break down the bonds between the quartz and resins.
Resin binders make quartz counters nonporous, so stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew can't penetrate the surface.
Some makers offer jumbo slabs for uninterrupted runs of countertop. But even with standard slabs, typically 60 by 120 inches, the seams can be almost imperceptible; added resins allow cleaner cuts without chipping as stone does.
Compared with DIY options, such as wood, laminate, and concrete, which can cost less than Quartz Countertops.
It can't take extreme heat.
Quartz counters are heat and scorch resistant, but only up to a point. Most manufacturers say their products can handle up to 400 degrees F, but a sudden change in temperature or sustained heat from a pan left on the counter may cause the surface to crack. To be safe, always use a trivet or a hot pad.
It can't weather outdoor use.
Install it outdoors in an uncovered area, and you'll void the warranty. Direct sun beating down on its day after day can cause colors to fade or the countertop to warp or split over time. Currently, none of the major manufacturers offers an outdoor-approved quartz counter.
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