Quartz countertops consist of 93% quartz rock and 7% resins. This combination produces an extremely dense product making it an excellent countertop option. Quartz also offers the look and beauty of natural stone and is often mistaken for Granite. The surface is non-porous therefore stain resistant and does not require any sealing.
Quartz is one of the hardest minerals of nature which makes it scratch resistant and heat resistant. It is the most durable and low maintenance countertop offered on the market.
Cabinetworks Ltd. offers several color pallets to choose from.
Quartz Surfaces/Engineered Stone
Engineered Stone is a non-porous material, made from a mixture of 93% quartz and 7% resin binders and pigments.
- Needs no sealing
- Mold & Mildew Resistant
Extremely hygienic, making it a food-safe choice.
- Uniform Appearance
It has the general appearance of natural stone, but with a consistent pattern and color. (The final product should be very close to what you see in the showroom.)
- Seams are Visible
As is the case with natural stone, seams are visible – although the darker colors tend to minimize the seam.
- Durable but not Indestructible
It is resistant to stains caused by wine, fruit juices, liquid food coloring, tea, nail polish and remover, and felt-tip markers.
It can be damaged by high heat and prolonged exposure to heat. As with any other stone or surface material, strong chemicals and solvents such as Drano®, Liquid Plummer®, oven cleaners and floor strippers will damage the surface.
- Must be Professionally Installed
Much heavier than granite
- Brand Names:
Caesarstone, Zodiaq, Silestone, Cambria
- Cabinetworks is an authorized dealer of Zodiaq by DuPont.