Quartz countertops are gaining traction in contemporary kitchens. Unlike natural stone, quartz is an engineered, manufactured material, composed of roughly 90% ground natural quartz, combined with a mix of adhesives and resins. This process yields an extraordinarily durable, nonporous material that doesn't require sealing, and is exceptionally resistant to scratches, chips, stains, and overall wear and tear. The controlled manufacturing process ensures a smooth, uniform appearance, devoid of the fissures or pitting commonly found in natural stone. We offer an extensive selection of quartz surfaces, as showcased below. Click on each logo to discover more.
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.
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.