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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS
Quartz is a hard-crystalline mineral that consists oxygen and silicone. This mineral is found in many places in the earth, but two notable mines are in North Caroline USA, and Goiza Brazil. Quartz is commonly used to make construction materials as well as countertops. Quartz Countertops consist of 93% of quartz in addition to color pigments and adhesives.
Quartz countertops are getting popular day by day with the new design introductions. Its durability, esthetics and price make people like it and opt for it.
We will answer some of the most common questions about quartz countertops in the following.
ARE QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS STAIN RESISTANT?
Quartz countertops are stain-resistant. This is the biggest sales point of quartz countertops over its natural alternatives such as granite, marble, soapstone or quartzite countertops.
ARE QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS HEAT RESISTANT?
Quartz countertops are heat resistant, but they are not heatproof. It is not recommended that you place hot pots and pans directly over quartz countertops.
This feature is the biggest disadvantage of quartz countertops over granite countertops.
ARE QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS SCRATCH RESISTANT?
Yes, quartz countertops are scratch-resistant. Quartz is not a hard material as quartzite or granite countertops, but it is still very hard to scratch quartz countertop.
IS QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS CHIP RESISTANT?
Quartz countertops can get chipped like granite countertops.
It is recommended that you use slightly rounded edges over sharp edges on quartz countertops. The same is true with natural stone alternatives such as granite, quartzite, marble, or soapstone countertops.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO REPAIR QUARTZ IF IT IS CHIPPED?
It is possible to repair quartz if it gets chipped, but the
repair result is usually not as good as what it would be in natural stone countertops, such as granite or marble.

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