What is Quartz?
Quartz represents the professional choice for interior design ideas and beautiful, durable surfaces.
Quartz is a hard crystalline mineral which is found abundantly all over the Earth in a variety of forms. It is crystallised silicon dioxide (SiO2), usually white, transparent, or colored when comes into contact with impurities during its formation. It is found either in a pure state or present in other compounds.
Thanks to its extreme hardness and resistance to acids, it is used to make a large variety of products that require precision and top-quality performance. Quartz is also a very important mineral, and some rare varieties are considered to be quite valuable.
Quartz countertops contain crushed quartz mixed with resin in a ratio of approximately 93% quartz to 7% resin (varying from brand to brand). They are manufactured in a variety of different patterns and colors. With virtually unlimited options quality quartz surfaces are great for a range of applications such as kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities and counters, and custom solutions for home and commercial interior design.
Quartz countertop can be viewed as a sustainable countertop that can conceivably last the entire lifetime of the home.
- Aesthetically great
- Wide Range of Textures
- Wide Range of Colors
- More durable than granite
- Elegant with a sleek uniform look
- Hard-working performance
- Stain resistant
- Acid resistant
- Scratch resistant
- Impact resistant
- Bacteriostatic Protection
- Easy to maintain
Although some quartz countertops are actually made of quarried slabs of the natural stone, the new engineered material is created through a manufacturing process that mixes approximately 95 percent ground natural quartz with 5 percent polymer resins, or depending from brand to brand. The result is a super-hard, low-maintenance, natural stone-look countertop available in a dazzling array of colors.
Thanks to its low maintenance, high durability and endless color choices, engineered quartz offers a tempting alternative to natural stone countertops.
Silestone is a compound made up of 94% natural quartz, which make it extraordinarily hard and resilient. This is the one and only worktop made of quartz with anti-bacterial protection, giving it hygienic properties that are not to be found anywhere else on the market. It is an excellent surface for kitchen worktops, bathrooms, floors and wall cladding using the minimum number of joints.
In addition, it comes in a variety of different shades of quartz color, offering a number of decorative possibilities from a mere kitchen top to a project for a complete set of furniture.
To see the varieties of quartz we offer here, please browse through our list and choose the one that comes closer to your dreams.
Why Choose Quartz
- Quartz countertops are just as strong as granite, but have the benefit of being more flexible. This makes them easier to work with during the installation process.
- They are stain-resistant as well so dropping a glass of wine on them simply requires a quick cleanup.
- Quartz is non-porous and does not require any sealing – ever. These stones need virtually no-maintenance material solution for countertops.
- Quartz counters are also very durable.
- They allow a variety of edging options.
- Engineered quartz also offers unlimited design possibilities.
- Quartz can be used on larger vertical surfaces like backsplashes and even shower enclosures, without the fissures and seams often all too visible with natural stone.
- Quartz countertops are beautiful and indestructible.
- Compared to other natural stone countertops, quartz materials generally leave less of a carbon footprint. Many of these products contain content that has been recycled and the manufacturing process is more environmentally friendly.
- Quartz isn't porous like other stone surfaces, so these countertops are much more sanitary in a home kitchen.
- Uniformity of color is one of the primary advantages of quartz countertops. When the slabs of quartz are manufactured, the appearance is consistent throughout.
- If broken, it can be repaired or replaced fairly inexpensively.