Quartz stone is produced in slabs. The production process of Quartz stone slabs begins with pure natural quartz aggregates that are extracted from the highest quality quartz quarries and selected in various dimensions to combine with pigments and polyester resins and then pass through vibro-compression process where vibration, vacuum and pressure are applied to create a compact and durable surfacing material.
Quartz stone is a nonporous, therefore easy to clean and hygienic material that is stain-free and highly abrasion, scratch and impact resistant. There is no need to for sealing or polishing, thus it is virtually maintenance-free. Production available in various textures with different types of effect materials on a broad colour range, Quartz stone has an exquisite look fortified with supreme durability, hence it offers ideal solutions for a variety of applications, such as, kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities, flooring, interior and exterior cladding, staircase tiling, skirting and window-sills.
Unlike other natural stones, Quartz stone ‘s compact structure, which is free of hairline cracks allowing no liquid penetration, makes it stain-free and easily cleanable with daily cleaning agents, even only with a damp cloth and a little gel detergent. Natural stones of a microporous structure with hairline cracks are water absorbant, thus prone to stains and spotting, while also providing for a favourable environment for the bacteria growth. Quartz stone is accredited by a hygiene certificate to be a special surfacing material that does not allow for a favourable environment for bacteria growth owing to its compact structure. Quartz stone is not affected by the wearing effects of common kitchen stuff like vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil and wine that make harm to other natural stones. Quartz stone maintains its brand new look and clean appearance as on the first day for many years without any need for polishing or sealing unlike marble or granite. Since natural stones are limited to natural reserves, suppliers cannot always procure the demanded quantity at the desired amount and colour alternatives. Yet, Quartz stone can be produced in a rich variety of styles and alternatives, meeting various expectations at a time.
No. Quartz stone is not an artificial product; 93% of it is made of natural quartz. Quartz stone owes its strength to the merits offered by quartz which is an uncomparably strong mineral stone.
Gently scrape away with a plastic spatula any spills of paint, nail enamel, chewing gum, mustard and grease that become hard to remove when dried. Then cleanse off the surface with water. Apply kitchen and bath triggers such as Cif Power Spray by Unilever and Mr. Muscle Spray by Johnson Wax on any remaining stain and scrub with a blue Scotch-Brite (3M) soft scour sponge, certainly rinsing well with water thereafter. Gel cleaners containing bleach such as Domestos Ultra Bleach by Unilever and Mr. Proper Active Gel by Procter&Gamble are also proved to be successful in removing stubborn stains. Never leave your countertop to dry out without thoroughly rinsing away any residual cleaning agent.
Thanks to its quartz compositon with 7 Mohs hardness degree, Quartz stone has a high scratch and abrasion resistance. Therefore, you can easily make chopping or cutting on a Quartz stone countertop without using a chopping board and make use of the whole countertop as your working area when preparing food. However, in order to let Quartz stone maintain its first day look and gloss for long years never forget to use a chopping board or a trivet in any case.
Quartz stone owes its inherent gloss to the natural sheen of quartz. It does not require additional polishing and maintains its shine and smooth structure for long years. The gloss of the surface is measured with a gloss-meter denoting the percentage of light reflected from the surface. Quartz stone is available in a choice of three main finishes; polished, matte and sandblasted. In order for polished Quartz stone surfaces to maintain the first day shine for long years, a neutral detergent soluble in water would suffice for a simple and periodic cleaning. Yet, remember to use all the detergents and cleaning agents in amounts as instructed by the producers and rinse thoroughly with water after treatment. Otherwise, any residual cleaning agents that would accumulate on the surface may chemically harm the surface in the long run causing a dirty and dingy appearance.
Yes, we do recommend that you apply Quartz stone also in your bathroom in addition to your kitchen. Kitchens and bathrooms are places where sanitation is strictly important. While those surfacing materials with a microporous structure and hairline cracks absorb water and cannot resist stain formation, they on the other hand allow for a favourable environment for bacteria growth. The micro-organisms invisible to the eye especially cultivate in wet places. Therefore, wet places especially require a meticulous and conscious approach in the selection of surfacing materials. Quartz stone provides hygiene with its compact structure resistant to stain formation and bacteria growth in kitchens, bathrooms and water-closets where sanitary conditions are of utmost importance.