Quartz Worktops are manufactured using a combination of natural Quartz and manmade ingredients, the ratio is around 93% quartz and 7% resin, colour and additional decorative pieces. Quartz is a natural and is a mined material, it is often found in its pure state. Quartz is crystallised silicon dioxide (SiO2).
Quartz worktops are extremely hardwearing, versatile, can be polished, and therefor ideal for kitchen worktops, flooring, bathroom surfaces, and wall panelling.
Quartz worktops are manmade and so they can be manufactured in a much more extensive range of colours than natural stones.
Quartz countertops can look as natural as a granite counter top. Compac, Caesarstone and Samsung have all brought out an extremely popular range which embraces the natural beauty of marble and granite often displaying fine veining and natural looking patterns. High end kitchens look elegant and timeless when using a quartz stone such as these.
Quartz bench tops are also available in less subtle shades, for the brave and bold bright orange quartz or lime green quartz may suit your interior scheme perfectly.
Quartz kitchen worktops are scratch resistant, heat resistant, and chip resistant as well as quartz being highly resistant to acid and high impact resistant.
Quartz worktop Maintenance
Another advantage of opting for a quartz benchtop is that it is easy to keep clean and maintain, in some cases a cloth is all you need to wipe over your kitchen counter.
Quartz will not need buffing dry or polishing, it will dry without smears.
If you do need to use a cleaning product on your quartz, then a simple solution of mild detergent will be sufficient, do not use harsh chemicals or abrasives on your countertop.
Unlike a granite surface, quartz is totally non porous and does not require sealing before use and regular sealing every year. At Set in stone, we sell eclothes to help with the care and maintenance of your stunning new quartz countertops.