Quartz countertops, a natural stone, handcrafted to make the most beautiful and durable natural surface. Quartz countertops are manufactured from crushed quartz that is mixed with pigment for coloration and resin as a binder. to have as a result a 92% to 94% of quartz surface.
Our CEO Leena Heiman loves quartz, because, Leena is very concerned with germs, and quartz countertops are nonporous, hence nonabsorbent, this means that quartz countertops will not harbor bacteria.
Furthermore, quartz surfaces are stain resistant and maintenance free. You only need to clean your natural surface with mild soap or just warm water and a soft cloth. Quartz is considered harder than granite and more resistant to scratch.
Granite is very rich in colors with more than 20 shades to work with. Granite is a natural product and a very hard surface, not susceptible to scratches. Granite resist heat, you can set down a hot pan from the kitchen or in your bathroom, you can place a warm hair tool in the countertop without damaging your countertop.
Granite can be very resistant to stains and won’t absorb liquids when it is properly sealed. Remember Granite is porous, this means a poorly sealed countertop can absorb wine, oil and juices, leaving a stain that can be impossible to remove. Special treated granite can go 10 years without being sealed, but most of the time you should sealed once a year.
How Granite slabs are made?
The first step to make a granite slab is to mine the raw material out of the earth. You will have a very rough material that will be send to workshop to be cut and polished into slabs about 7 to 9 feet long.
What is Granite?
Granite is a plutonic rock in which quartz makes up between 10 and 50 percent of the felsic (a gruop of light colored minerals, including quartz) and alkali feldspar; alkali (saline substance derived from ashes of various plants.) feldspar (rich in sodium or potassium.) accounts for 65 to 90 percent of the total feldspar (rock) content. see more information about granite stone at Geology.com.