Some familiar brands include, Cambria, Silestone, Caesarstone, Zodiaq, Hanstone, Viatera, and Radianz. Quartz surfacing material is approximately 93% pure quartz crystals, which give the product depth and radiance without the imperfections of natural stone. Quartz is also one of the strongest minerals making quartz surfacing extremely durable and scatch resistant. Custom-fit to your exact specifications and virtually maintenance free, quartz is perfect for your home.
Quartz combines the non-porous surface with natural materials to make for a virtual maintenance free product. The smooth, nonporous surface of quartz resists even the toughest stains and will retain its luster for many years without the need for sealants or waxes.
Quartz surfacing is very heat resistant. However, it is not heat proof. We do not recommend setting any extremely hot cookware directly on any countertop surface. The extreme change in temperature can cause damage. A hot pad or trivet is recommended.
Quartz is extremely hard and makes for a good work surface. It is largely composed of minerals (contrasted with solid surface counters which are about 33% inorganic binding resins and 66% organic minerals). Laminate in no way rivals quartz in this area, because of laminate’s wood base layer, which gives it a hollow feeling.