Engineered quartz stone is a man-made product and it consists of natural quartz aggregates (approximately 93%), pigments and polymer resins. Natural quartz is one of nature’s hardest minerals, therefore engineered quartz worktops are inherently durable, impervious to stains and resistant to acids. Engineered quartz countertops and surfaces are hard wearing, non-porous and easy to care for, ideal for the kitchen and bathroom where durability and hygiene are paramount. Quartz stone is available in a diverse variety of attractive colours, with a polished or honed finish, offering a versatile design solution appropriate for any contemporary or traditional setting. With its beauty and performance advantages over laminate, an engineered quartz kitchen countertop or bathroom vanity will definitely add value to your home.
Engineered quartz surfaces are extremely hard-wearing and will withstand virtually all the challenges of everyday life
SCRATCH & STAIN RESISTANT
Engineered quartz is not effected by domestic stains, such as oil, vinegar, tea, coffee, red wine or citrus juice, provided the stains are cleaned away within 24 hours
EASY TO CLEAN
Engineered quartz surfaces don’t need sealing, treating, polishing or any other form of maintenance, except a simple wipe clean with regular detergent and water
Because it is a non-porous material, it does not promote the growth of bacteria and mould. It does not give off any harmful substances and is totally suitable for contact with food
Engineered quartz combines beauty with outstanding performance, enabling you to bring your design imagination to life
QUARTZ STONE BRANDS & POPULAR COLOURS
CARE & MAINTENANCE OF QUARTZ WORKTOPS & SURFACES
Engineered quartz surfaces, such as kitchen worktops, bathroom vanities, bath surrounds, tiles, etc. are virtually maintenance free and can be cleaned with extreme ease.
For routine cleaning and to wipe off spills, use a soft, damp cloth or paper towel and a small amount of mild soap. Once clean, rinse and dry the surface thoroughly.
Note that honed finishes are more susceptible to grease, food colouring, coffee, tea and red winethan polished surfaces. Spills must be wiped up immediately from a honed finished quartz worktop andsuch surfaces may require extra care during routinecleaning.
Quartz surfaces are made from pure natural quartz, one of the hardest materials in nature, which is an assurance that such kitchen worktops will not scratch and chip easily. However, avoid using sharp objects directly on the surface and don’t let heavy objects bang against the edges. Always use a chopping board and keep your heavy pots and pans away from the edges, especially when emptying or loading the dishwasher.
To maintain the natural beauty of thequartz kitchen worktop, do not place hot skillets, roasting pans or any hot object directlyonto the surface, always use a trivet or a heat-resistant silicone counter protector.
Continuous long-term exposure to direct sunlight (UV rays) may result in slight discolouration of quartz stone countertops and quartz products.
Do not use steel wool, putty knife or any other sharp, metal object to clean quartzstone surfaces
Repetitive use of abrasive scrub/cleaners may dull the surface of polished quartz worktops
Oily soaps, film-forming products (waxes, oil- and water-repellents) must be kept away from quartz stone surfaces. Cleaning products containing such agents will leave a residue on the quartz stone and dull its surface
Use of oven/grill cleaner may discolour quartz kitchen worktops and should be avoided
Avoid exposing quartz stone surfaces to chemicals and solvents, especially paint removers or furniture strippers containing trichlorethane or methylene chloride
Under no circumstances use hydrofluoric acid, caustic soda, or products with a pH greater than 11, to clean your quartz stone worktop
Do not pull or drag kitchenware, pans and appliances on the quartz countertop
Do not stand or kneel on any part of the work surface. Weight or pressure applied especially to vulnerable areas such as around sinks and hobs where the stone is quite narrow can cause breakage
Do not overload, or store heavy objects on the work surface
Do not let blunt objects to fall on the work surfaces, these can create cracks that will be difficult or impossible to repair
- Engineered quartz stone products must be kept away from naked flame
- After installation quartz stone worktops, vanities, fireplaces and any other stone work must be covered and protected at all time while other trades are still carrying out works on site