3 Little-Known Facts About Quartz

3 Little-Known Facts About Quartz

3 Little-Known Facts About Quartz

Less Known Facts About Quartz in San Diego, CA

Quartz is quickly becoming a popular choice for countertops. A growing number of homeowners are now familiar with this countertop option, but there’s still plenty you may not know about this type of stone. Here are 3 interesting things you likely didn’t know about quartz but should. 

1. Quartz Is Harder Than Granite

Granite is incredibly hard and durable, but quartz countertops exceed this standard. Quartz is about 5 times harder than granite. These manmade countertops also have no pores or cracks.

2. Quartz Countertops Come in Almost Endless Colors

Quartz countertops are engineered by combining about 97 percent ground quartz and 3 percent resin, colors, and polymers by weight. Because these countertops are made from a blend of stone and resin, the manufacturer can create almost any pattern, texture, and color you want. Quartz countertops can mimic granite or marble or they can look like nothing else. Many quartz manufacturers offer brilliant modern color schemes with names like Apple Martini. Recycled materials can even be added during manufacturing to expand the color options available to you. It’s possible to get a countertop that looks like natural stone but with colors you won’t find in nature. In the past, quartz was only available with a polished finish, but this is no longer true. Now, you can get quartz countertops with a sandblasted, embossed, or honed treatment to get the look of textured slate or glossy granite.

3. Quartz Requires Very Little Maintenance

Quartz is not natural stone but an engineered product. Because it’s made with resin, engineered quartz countertops are completely nonporous and never need to be sealed. The countertop only needs to be wiped down daily. Most surface stains can be easily removed with a cleaning product. The only thing to keep in mind is harsh cleaning products and scouring pads should be avoided because they can break the bonds between the resins and quartz. A stone-safe cleaner such as Granite Gold Daily Cleaner® is recommended for quartz countertops.

To learn more about quartz countertops, or if you’d like additional tips on how to clean natural stone, get in touch with the Stone Care Experts at Granite Gold®. All our stone care products are safe to use on quartz, granite, marble, travertine, and other types of natural stone. Give us a call today at 1-800-475-STONE.

Related Blogs

Quartz Doesn't Need Sealing San Diego, CA
Posted by saba-webmaster | 15 June 2018
As the new favorite decorative surface of North American homeowners, quartz has achieved the popularity that marble, granite, travertine, and other types of natural stone have enjoyed for many years.…
LikesComments Off on Why It’s Not Necessary to Seal Quartz
Care for Quartz Counters San Diego, CA
Posted by saba-webmaster | 13 June 2018
The popularity of quartz as a construction material in 2018 is making headlines even in the political realm. A renowned American manufacturer of quartz slabs and tiles recently asked the…
LikesComments Off on 5 Tips to Help You Care for Quartz Countertops
Man Cave Natural Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by saba-webmaster | 08 June 2018
Man caves, those living spaces where masculinity can be expressed through function, productivity, and leisure, have been around since ancient times. In the past, families would reserve a section of…
LikesComments Off on How to Add Natural Stone to a Man Cave

FREE SHIPPING On Orders $50 Or More. Contiguous U.S. States Only. Dismiss