What are Quartz Countertops?
Quartz countertops are a man-made material, which is composed of 90% natural quartz with resins and pigments.
Because of this mixture, quartz countertops can be engineered to various specifications.
Benefits of Quartz Countertops
There are many benefits of quartz countertops. Quartz countertops are:
—non-porous and water-resistant, which means that the quality won’t degrade or stain
—require no sealing or special cleaning supplies
—the finish is scratch-resistant and won’t dull (you may even dull your knives by cutting on its surface), which makes it ideal for busy commercial kitchens and well-used homes alike
—strong–considering that quartz is one of the most durable minerals known to man, it can support overhangs greater than 12’’ (something natural stones can’t offer)
Because of its durability and customizability,quartz countertops can be used throughout home,including kitchen,bathrooms,laundry or as a accent for home.
Popular uses include kitchen islands, sinks, bathrooms wall-hung sinks, commercial uses (lobby desks, restaurant bars, etc.)
Cleaning and Care of Quartz Countertop
Taking care of quartz countertops isincredibly easy when compared to natural stone and wood surface,most daily care consists of using a soft rag to clean the surface with a milddetergent.
However, if you spill a cosmetic, forexample, you can simply use a 30% hydrogen peroxide and water solution to liftpotential stains from the surface easily.
Metal marks left behind by knives can evenbe removed with a white latex eraser, and rust stains are just as easilyremoved with oxalic acid.