What is Quartz?
Natural quartz, which gives it exceptional hardness and resistance. It is an excellent surface for kitchen worktops, bathrooms, floors and cladding with minimal joints.
The raw material has been processed in such a way that Quartz brings aesthetics and a variety of colors as well as extraordinary textures in kitchens and bathrooms.
Quartz is a non-porous surface and extremely resistant to coffee stains, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, make-up, and numerous other everyday products.
Natural Stone or Artificial Stone?
Stone has an elegant, cool look that is very popular in modern kitchen design. In addition to natural stone, for example, like a marble or granite worktop, the look of a solid stone slab is also created with artificial stone, more precisely with quartz and mineral material. For quartz materials, natural stone is ground, mixed with a binder and pressed to a plate under high pressure. Solid surface materials are often applied to substrates such as chipboard. Color pigments, glass fragments or other materials can be added in both processes.
Comparison of advantages and disadvantages
You use your kitchen worktop every day, which puts a lot of strain on it. Insensitivity to bumps and scratches is, therefore an essential property. Ease of maintenance is also an important point because you usually use the worktop for several years and a higher maintenance effort can certainly be important. The third crucial point is optics. After all, you should like the record – and that’s a purely subjective decision.
Quartz Stone is easy to maintain
The properties are – depending on the decor and surface – quite different, but in general, it can be said that the material is characterized by good scratch resistance and quite good heat resistance. However, we recommend that you always use a coaster, because hot pots, pans, lids and casserole dishes can cause a so-called thermal shock, which leads to irreparable damage.
Quartz stone with a polished (glossy) surface is particularly stain-resistant, especially with mottled decors. In plain colors and quartz stone with a matt surface (satin), possible stains can be more noticeable, but with the right care, these stains can usually be easily removed again.
Would you like to know more about the properties of quartz stone and how it behaves with other materials? Then you should take a look at our special page about material properties.