Engineered quartz - what is that?

 

Engineered quartz countertops not only boast elegant look and beautiful patterns, but they are also extremely durable. They can make your kitchen and the whole house a real celebration. Don’t be suspicious of the product's beauty - this artificial hi-tech material is easy to care for. All you will need is a sponge, soap and water. 

 

very hard

Engineered quartz pieces mimic real stones in their texture and patterns, but are more practical in everyday life. They are not only more resistant to chipping, wear and tear than real stones, but also non-porous. This means that mold and fungi spores do not like engineered quartz worktops, as they simply cannot penetrate into it and damage it. Such countertops can serve you for a lifetime.

 

ecological

Engineered quartz consists of 90-95 percent ground quartz particles, and only 5-10 percent resins and pigments. It is non-toxic and does not cause allergies. Most engineered quartz products have Green Guard Environmental Institute certificate which ensures the lowest possible amount of volatile substances released into the environment. After all, everything on the planet at least minimally breathes. 

 

Easy to clean

Not only engineered quartz is as hard as granite, but due to the minimal amount of resins in its composition, it is resistant to etching, scratches and other external influences. This non-porous material does not absorb liquids - you can boldly pour carrot juice on your worktop or sprinkle it with curry powder. After cleaning any dirt with soapy water, no stains will remain. You can forget waxes and sealers.

 

TOLERANT TO MODERATE HEAT

Another good property of engineered quartz is its relative resistance to heat (up to 100 °C). If you accidentally place a hot pot on your quartz countertop, nothing will really happen. Just take the pot off quickly and don’t sport it purposefully. It’s not a good idea to place hot pans directly on the countertop until they have cooled down, because quartz can be susceptible to burning from very high temperatures. If quartz is exposed to extreme heat, it can discolor because of the limits imposed by the resins in the material.

 

LARGE COLOUR PALETTE

Kvarcinio akmens paletėje – šimtai spalvų ir raštų, tinkančių ir moderniai, ir retro ar tradicinio stiliaus virtuvei – tikrai rasite savo. Tik nepamirškite, kad ant blizgių juodų paviršių gerai matysis pirštų atspaudai.

 

Undermount sink

There is a very wide choice of engineered quartz colours and patterns. The palette consists of hundreds of samples which will match all kinds of interior, be it modern, retro, eclectic or traditional style. While browsing, you will definitely come across the stone you like. Just one thing to note before you decide: fingerprints will be more visible on glossy black surfaces.

 

ELEGANT LOOK

Engineered quartz plate will look great as dining table top, as coffee table surface or console cladding. It will definitely add to elegance and freshness in any home or office space. Quartz suits well for windowsills and chests of drawers, too. Since quartz slabs are large, even a big covered surface will have just a few joints. This is especially relevant when using quartz panels for covering walls and floors, or creating big furniture pieces in public spaces, such as reception areas, restaurants, clinics, halls or bars.

 

ENGINEERED QUARTZ MANUFACTURERS

Silestone, Caesarstone, Technistone