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Quartz countertop is a kind of material usually used in home decoration. Its raw material is quartz stone, which is an artificial compound of over 94% quartz crystal, resin, and other minor elements. On account of its outstanding performance, quartz countertop becomes more and more popular by consumers. So what are the advantages of quartz countertop? Let’s have a look.
The surface of quartz countertop can be imitated into various patterns of natural stone with many different colors. Quartz countertop processes diverse series of Gobi, crystal, granite, and flash stars, making its appearance more attractive. Although it’s a man-made stone, the appearance of quartz countertop is no worse than traditional natural marble and granite. Whether installed as a cabinet countertop, bathroom countertop or background wall, quartz slab displays a remarkable sense of design.
Quartz stone contains more than 94% quartz crystal, which is the second hardest natural mineral after diamonds. And its surface hardness can be up to level 7, according to the Mohs Hardness Scale. That’s to say, the surface of quartz stone is much harder than knives and spatulas used in the kitchen. So quartz countertop is so hard that it is capable of withstanding scratches and wear by sharp tools.
Besides, quartz countertop is high-temperature resistance. Naturakl quartz crystal, one of its raw material, is a typical fire resisting material and its melting point is up to 1,300 degrees. Quartz stone can completely stop burning when contacting to high temperatures.
Processed in vacuum conditions, quartz stone becomes a nonporous composite material, which endows its surface with excellent resistances in corrosion, bacteria, and stains. It can withstand acids and bases in the kitchen, and you don’t worry about the breeding of germs. In addition, water and other liquid cannot penetrate the quartz countertop. Therefore, quartz countertop is a very durable decoration material. With proper maintenance, the working life of quartz countertop can be up to 20 years.
Because quartz stone is an artificial stone, its price is lower than marble and granite. However, the practical value of quartz countertop is undoubted. So quartz countertop is one of the most popular home decorative products on the market nowadays.
Quartz countertop is a practical option for daily use of the kitchen because it is beautiful, durable, non-toxic, and non-radiation. Additionally, it has advantages of operational convenience, easy installation, and seamless joint. Quartz stone can be utilized as kitchen countertop, bathroom countertop, and background wall, which are widely used in living room, shower room, etc.
Quartz countertop does well in preventing scratches, pollution, corrosion, bacteria, and fracture. Hence, the daily maintenance for quartz countertop is very simple. Using a piece of cloth and a little mild cleaner is good enough. Apart from routine maintenance, you’d better keep heating pans or pots from the quartz countertop's surface by trivets or pads at all times. On the other hand, you'd better cut food on a cutting board to protect against the scratches on the surface. If well maintained, its service life can be up to 20 years.
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