Quartz

Quartz countertops are a growing trend among kitchens today. As opposed to natural stone, quartz is engineered and manufactured compromised of approximately 90% ground up natural quartz  then mixed with a combination of glues and resins. This produces an extremely durable nonporous material that does not need to be sealed and does an extraordinary job resisting scratches, chips, stains, and overall wear and tear. The controlled process also gives quartz a smooth uniform look without any fissures or pitting that you will get with natural stone. We carry a very wide selection of quartz surfaces shown below. Click on each logo to learn more.

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Care and Maintenance

RESISTANCE TO STAINS AND CHEMICALS

Quartz countertops are non-porous, so spills and stains are not absorbed into the surface, making it stain-resistant.

Permanent markers/inks and some chemicals, solvents or dyes may, however, cause permanent discoloration to the surface and should be avoided.  Should these agents come into contact with the surface, wipe up immediately and rinse with plenty of water.  If the stain persists, moisten a cloth with Goo Gone®, or a comparable product and rub it into the stain.

DO NOT expose, in use or otherwise, quartz surfaces to abrasive, strong alkaline, acid, free radicals, oxidizers or the like (whether high, neutral or low pH) cleaners.  Avoid exposing your tops to any harsh chemicals.

DO NOT use or expose quartz surfaces to such products including, but not limited to bleach, oven cleaners, Comet®, Soft Scrub®, SOS®, products with pumice, batteries, paint removers, furniture strippers, oil soaps, tarnish or silver cleaners, or the like.  DO NOT use abrasive or harsh scrub pads.   DO NOT apply any sealers, penetrants or topical treatments to quartz surfaces under any circumstances.  Such products will wear off and cause the gloss to appear dull or inconsistent.

HEAT RESISTANCE

Quartz countertops ARE NOT heat proof, chemical proof or fracture proof in any form.  To maintain the beauty of your quartz countertop, DO NOT place hot skillets or roasting pans directly onto the surface.  Also be aware of the potential damage to the surface by heat generating appliances such as electric grills or crockpots.  We recommend the use of trivets and hot pads to prevent heating the top.  As with any natural stone, certain exposure to heat may cause cracks due to thermal shock.

CUTS OR SCRATCHES

Quartz is one of the hardest materials in nature.  That’s why your new quartz countertop will not easily scratch or chip.  We do, however, recommend the use of a cutting board to protect the surface and avoid dulling your knives.

With a small amount of care, your quartz surface will look as great as the day you bought it for years to come.

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