Quartz makes up the hardiest part of granite, this mineral is mined out of granite and mixed with pigment and poly resins to form Quartz engineered stone. It is 93% quartz and 7% poly resin. It is dense, non-porous and stronger than granite. However it is not completely chip proof as all stone can be damaged by force. It is scratch and stain resistant but is not completely heat resistant, so trivets should be used with this material.
Most Quartz products carry a 10 year limited warranty where as granite does not. The Patterns are more uniform and more solid colors are available. Technology for producing Quartz has come a long way, with more colors and patterns being developed every year. Quartz is a great substitute for those who want the look of real marble but not the maintenance that comes along with it.
As with any stone, mild soap should be used to clean, staying away from bleach and abrasives.
Brands of Quartz We Carry:
- Lg Viatera
- Santa Margherita
- DuPont Zodiaq