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How to Detect a Fake Quartz Stone Slab

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Quartz, as we know it, combines the benefits of almost every countertop option, and offers them at reasonable pricing. However, you can only be sure you’re reaping these benefits if you buy the original quartz stone slab. The market is quite saturated with counterfeits. Hence, if you’re not equipped with the right knowledge, chances are you’ll fall into the trap of buying a fake.

To help you make sure you’re making the right choice, this article covers a few practical tips for you.

How to know a fake quartz stone slab

Assess the hardness and resistance

Quartz is manufactured by blending resins and natural minerals. As such, it tends to be very hard, typically embodying a hardness of 7. To put this in perspective, it is very much harder than most other surfaces available, including granite, soapstone, etc. To test these, scratch the surface with a steel knife. If you have fake quartz, you’ll notice white marks. This is to say that the quality of the stone slab could not withstand the knife's resistance. However, if your quartz stone slab is original, you’ll notice black lines instead of white.

Pricing dictates quality to an extent

High-quality quartz stone slabs are typically more expensive, costing up to 70 dollars per square foot. As a homeowner, if you find a very cheaper option, that is your first indication that you should take a closer look at the material. However, note that this doesn't imply that the slab is fake. However, it is necessary that you test various characteristics and features before opting in.

Test with heat

If your countertop is lucky to pass the hardness test, then it's time to test it with some fire and make sure it is resistant to heat. Temperature below 300 degrees will leave no effect on your countertop. So, take a lighter and attempt burning the material. If it is the real deal, it will leave no impact. But if you’re dealing with a fake, you might notice melting.

Stain-resistance test

Quartz stone slab has a great stain-resistant finishing. So, clean the surface first and mark with a pen. You might decide to make a little drawing or even just draw a line. Then, try wiping it off. If you have a genuine quartz stone slab, cleaning it will come quite easy. If not, then chances are you’re dealing with a fake.

Vinegar test

One primary characteristic of fake quartz stone slabs is the over-the-top amount of CaCO3 or calcium carbonate. If you expose this to vinegar, you’ll notice a chemical reaction. So, to check if your quartz stone slab is fake, pour a spoon of vinegar on the surface and wait for a few seconds. If you see bubbles, sorry to announce – you have a fake on your hands. And if you buy this stone slab, you’ll notice cracks within a few years of use.

Following these tests, you can now start finding fake quartz stone slabs without the hassle. While this might take some time, you should always carry out this process so you won't be falling into avoidable traps.

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Professional quartz slab manufacturer-Viva Quartz Stone

Quartz is already established as a superior countertop and slab material with an application that spans kitchen countertops, bathroom, vanity, etc. But choosing rightly can sometimes be an uphill task. So, if you ever find yourself in a decision-making dilemma, Viva Quartz Stone is your surest way out.

The seamless path

With almost two decades of delivering eternal beauty to homes, Viva Quartz stone is your most reliable company for different quartz countertops and stone slabs. We prioritize technology, but not at the expense of style. So, we are able to deliver products that excite not only you but also your guests within the shortest time frame possible.

Seated elegantly in Zhaoqing city, Guangdong province, China, our factory and the products emerging from it define class, elegance, and durability. We have quart stone slabs and countertops available in various patterns and designs to suit your specific needs seamlessly.

Bringing elegance to your living spaces

Quartz naturally exists in clusters. To bring this mineral to life and make it into something perfect for your living spaces, we have innovative processes that accentuate;

v Bringing your boring home interior to life

v Innovative and scenic exterior designs, spanning your ceilings, moldings, and cabinetry

v Giving you the perfect size and style for your kitchen

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Our unique selling points

As we bring life to your living spaces, we accompany the process with some unique advantages you'll not find elsewhere. Little wonder Viva Quartz stone has clinched an unwavering spot as one of the best quartz stone companies across China and internationally.

Firstly, we can hammer out top-notch quartz stone slabs in gray and black series. We do these without watermarks and make them available at cost-effective pricing. Without a doubt, this is very much absent in the quartz and countertop ecosystems today.

With almost two decades of experience exploring this space, we have what it takes to offer nonpareil buyers' experience to clients globally, both in terms of professional customer services and the quality of products delivered. We also have a reputation in custom countertops manufacturing. In essence, our work ethics allows for flexibility. And as such, we can always work with customers' requirements to bring out results tailored to their needs.

With a team of dedicated professionals and state-of-the-art production lines, another one of our competitive edges lies in our ability to produce the largest quartz stone slabs of 3200 x 1800mm. Clients across Australia, the United States, the UK, and almost everywhere globally can testify to our terrific quality delivery and our professionals who are always there to cater to every one of your needs.

Considering these qualities...

We have a reputation for offering our clients the best and sturdiest quartz surface with the durability, tenacity, and elegance of quartz and the low maintenance attribute of other materials. We have a wide selection you can select from, tailored to specific purposes and intents. With our innovative contaminant and stain-resistant design, you can as well be sure of a product that will serve you for decades.

If you are looking for advice on quartz slab, our team is always ready to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us at  sales@vivaquartzstone.com.

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