Quartz is the second most abundant and naturally occurring mineral found in the Earth’s crust, and is the fourth hardest mineral known to man. Quartz surfaces are extremely durable and easy to maintain and are perfect for any indoor application (kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, service counters, desks, etc.). The natural quartz, coupled with the latest technology in stain-resistant polymers, result in a durable, nonporous, heat, abrasion, chemical-resistant surface. Because it is non-porous, Quartz will never need sealing.
Variations in the natural stone (Quartz) color, pattern, size, shape and shade are inherent and unique characteristics. These are to be expected with the aesthetic quality of the product. In no way does this affect its performance. Quartz is an ideal surface for hygienic food preparation. When cleaned, quartz is virtually bacteria-free.
Simply clean your Quartz surface using a clean, soft cloth or sponge with a mild dish-soap diluted in warm water. Your Quartz is naturally resistant to surface staining from cooking oils, wine, coffee, etc. Afterwards, thoroughly rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth or paper towel to prevent spotting. For best results, clean as you go, removing liquid spills and dried foods as soon as possible. While casual exposure to acid or alkaline materials will not damage Quartz, high alkaline (high-pH) or acidic (low-pH) cleansers are not recommended. They are not necessary to clean or sanitize your Quartz surface.
Quartz is highly heat resistant. However, no countertop surface is 100% unaffected by any kind of direct heat. You must use a trivet or hot-pad to insure protection for any countertop surface from heated cookware. Because Quartz is a stone product, certain exposure to heat may cause damage due to thermal shock.
Quartz is durable and resistant to surface damage. However, all stone can be damaged by force and no stone is 100% chip or scratch-proof. Objects hitting edges particularly at sinks or dishwashers could potentially cause chips. Quartz should not be used as a cutting surface. You should use a cutting board that is appropriate for your cutting tools.
The Granite Mafia carries three different lines of Quartz. Stop in today to view the colors available.