durable material for use in countertops

Fabricators love quartz due to its versatility and unique style. Quartz countertops offer property owners so many style possibilities. They can come in any color or design you envision. It’s also a cheaper option compared to materials like granite and marble.

Quartz, just like diamond, is said to be one of the hardest minerals found on earth. This quality makes it a durable material for use in countertops. Quartz is also strikingly beautiful. When used to manufacture countertops, this material brings out a unique color scheme that makes it ideal in kitchen islands or areas where the property owner wants to show off his/her sense of style. Even though quartz is an engineered stone, it has very natural and remarkable properties.

Amazing colors and styles

When used as a kitchen countertop, quartz will display stunning colors and become an instant attraction in the space. At Stonnik, we have quartz countertops in deep greens, reds, brown and beige among other colors. Some of our quartz countertops have a veined appearance. The material is not only available in a glossy finish but you can also get other options like hones, sandblasted and matte. Quartz can be designed to mimic the appearance of natural stones like granite and marble. With so many styles and color options, quartz can easily fit into any kitchen design from sleek to rustic.

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The manufacturing process

Quartz is used to manufacture different things, not just countertops. This material is often used in making jewelry and furnishings. The process of manufacturing a quartz countertop involves mining its crystals and then grinding them into dust. The dust is mixed with some resin binders (this helps to make the quartz slabs non-porous) then intense heat and pressure is applied to form a compact, solid slab. To give the finishing product a bit of color, pigments are added during the process.  Quartz is then sealed after processing is complete.  The slabs come out stain resistant, which makes them quite easy to maintain. Mold and mildew, as well as odour causing bacteria cannot find its way on the surface of this material even when it’s used for a prolonged material.  

How to maintain a quartz countertop

Quartz countertops are easy to keep clean and sanitary. However, there’s one thing you need to avoid that could damage the countertop and that’s extreme heat. Your quartz counters will only be able to withstand heat up to 400 degrees F.
If you leave hot pots and pans on the counter for longer than a few seconds, the counter can crack. Use hot pads and mats when placing hot items on the countertop. Since sealing is done during the manufacturing process, the counter won’t need sealing thereafter. You can get rid of stains or spills by using a gentle cleanser and some hot water.

Installing a quartz countertop is a big job that requires expert skill and experience to be done right. Quartz is an extremely heavy material that can be difficult to handle so it’s important to have experts install it so that they can ensure it fits perfectly. At Stonnik, we are countertop experts in the GTA. We offer a wide range of materials and colors to choose from plus we can advise you on what best suits your home.

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What makes Stonnik the first choice of many homeowners and designers, is not only our services quality, it is the easy and clear communication our commitment to customer service. Because we do so many unique projects with unusual and exotic stones, we have a huge selection of one-of-a-kind remnants that are perfect for bathrooms, fireplaces, tabletops, and other small projects.