Hi-tech solid surface countertops are virtually non-porous, therefore they are resistant to mold, rot and staining. Bacteria and fungal spores do not penetrate into this long-life material. Even very old acrylic countertops can be renewed very quickly. If the surface no longer shines after ten or twenty years, it is enough to polish the product, and it will look as new as if it had just been made. Can it really be true?
Engineered quartz countertops not only have 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 need is a sponge, soap and water. Engineered quartz pieces mimic real stones in their texture and patterns, but are more practical in everyday life.
This type of artificial stone differs from the other two engineered stone types not only in composition but also in the peculiarities of production. Sintered countertops look particularly modern, give an impression of lightness and elegance, but surpass natural stone in strength and durability. According to designers, this 100% natural material is the latest high-tech fad.
While creating modern homes you will definitely hear about artificial stone countertops that require little maintenance, but look stylish and hi-tech. They don’t absorb liquids, they are easy to clean, and the color palette is almost limitless. These materials are suitable not only for horizontal surfaces, such as tables, baths, washbasins or window sills, but also for vertical surfaces, such as walls and furniture facades.
Minerologist Friedrich Mohs in 1812 developed a scale to determine the hardness of minerals. He ranked the 10 most common minerals in order of their ability to draw each other. Mohs assigned the lowest value of the scale to the softest mineral - talc, which can be scratched by all the minerals above the scale. On the top of the scale ranking 10 is diamond.