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Quartz stone is relatively new in terms of home interior applications, but quartz has many good qualities such as its attractive appearance, durability and the fact it doesn't have some of the weaknesses of natural stone. Also called engineered stone, quartz countertops are here to stay.
Quartz is a manufactured product and can be very attractive. The manufacturing process allows a much wider range of colors than you’ll find in natural stones such as marble or granite. The appearance of the finished engineered stone is rich, even luxurious. The finish has a depth that can’t be produced with solid surface materials like Corian.
Quartz has the same durability as concrete and granite, but is quite a bit more forgiving, so it won’t chip or crack as easily. It doesn’t have the same hardness in the feel that some people find unpleasant.
Like other hard surface materials, quartz is non-porous so it resists staining much better than granite, marble and concrete. It stands up to juice, oil, wine, tomato, coffee and other sources of stains in the kitchen. For cleanliness, a non-porous surface means that it will not harbor bacteria or viruses. You can always be confident that you are getting your quartz countertop absolutely clean, and that’s a great benefit in both the kitchen and the bathroom.
Quartz has become the countertop of choice for a variety of reasons. The main reason is due to durability. Quartz can be as resilient as Granite, which means it is scratch resistant, however it is not scratch proof. For all intents and purposes, Quartz a non-porous hard surface. If a common beverage is spilled on Quartz, the surface will not necessarily etch the way Marble or other hard surfaces might.
The reason for this durability comes from the fact that Quartz is engineered from Quartz crystals, resins and pigments. The convergence of these elements create a durable hard surface that is beautiful and functional. The experts at Blue Moon are qualified to care for your Quartz countertops.
Of course common sense is always the best approach when maintaining natural stone. Even though Quartz in not porous, this natural stone is still susceptible to scratching when exposed to abrasive chemicals or pads. Professional cleaning of Quartz is highly desirable to maintain the manufacturer's luster and high gloss.
Due to the non-porous qualities of Quartz, there is no need to seal Quartz countertops. Blue Moon can thoroughly clean your Quartz countertops to ensure that your hard surfaces are free of contamination. We are experts at maintaining Quartz and can help you achieve the best results.
Some say that Quartz countertops cannot be polished. We say, leave it the professionals. If your Quartz countertop has lost its gloss, contact Blue Moon's Stone Care team and we will work toward servicing your Quartz to achieve a finish that is acceptable to you. We have the best solutions!
With our proprietary process, we can safely hone your Qurartz countertops. Our customers are delighted at how well we execute our processes to provide their stone with the look and feel they are looking for. Blue Moon has the expertise to properly maintain your Quartz countertops.
Some Quartz countertops may have had an epoxy topcoat added. Over a period of time, these topcoats may need to be removed from Quartz countertops. Blue Moon is committed to using the finest procedures to ensure that the stripping process is carried out effectively and efficiently.
Broken or chipped Quartz, particularly along the corners of a countertop can be unsafe as the edges may be jagged and sharp. This could lead to personal injury or it could snag clothing. Blue Moon can expertly repair chipped Quartz to help protect you and your family and preserve the beauty of your countertops.