Quartz countertops are a mix of quartz and man-made resin. They are more susceptible to damage from heat than granite but are less likely to stain, are nearly indestructible and are almost maintenance free.
Please feel free to scroll through our collection of quartz products. If for some reason, you cannot find a colour you like, or you have a specific quartz colour in mind that we do not have, then we will happily source it for you.
Enduro Quartz Range
Silostone Quartz Range
Maxfine Quartz Range
Neolith Quartz Range
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QUARTZ CARE (Quartz countertop maintenance)
Quartz countertops are nearly indistructible. This means that with simple care, quartz will retain its radiant, lustrous appearance for many years. For routine cleaning, simply wipe down your countertop with a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary (warm water will usually do the trick), a small amount of non-bleach, non-abrasive cleanser.
DO THE FOLLOWING
The easiest way to keep your quartz surface looking great is to avoid bad habits that may damage it. Make sure to clean all spills quickly by simply using some hot water – even on white quartz countertops. Remember that quartz is not heat-proof, so use cutting boards and trivets or heat pads and avoid placing hot pots and pans on the surface.
AVOID THE FOLLOWING
Liquids such as wine, coffee, fruit juices, vinegar, tea, and most cold drinks, can leave stains. So can cutting fruit and vegetables.
Keep things like bleach and high pH cleaners, solvents and other powerful chemicals, as well as permanent markers and other inks away from the surface.
ADVANTAGES OF QUARTZ
- Quartz countertops are nearly indestructible.
- Quartz countertops require no maintenance (you still have to wipe them clean though).
- You can choose your own colour (virtually ANY colour you can think of), and have your quartz countertop custom-made.
- Quartz countertops resist staining and corrosion because of the durability of the surface.
DISADVANTAGES OF QUARTZ
- Heat can easily damage your quartz countertop
- Quartz countertops can be as expensive and sometimes even more expensive than granite counters.
- Sink options are limited as integrated sinks are not incorporated into a quartz countertop.
Granite countertops vs Quartz countertops
Which is the best? Below, we weigh granite and quartz up against each other.
GRANITEGranite is a very hard stone and 100 percent natural. It’s mined from quarries all around the world, cut down to a manageable size, and then polished to a fine finish.
- Each granite slab is unique
- Colour will never fade
- Requires some maintenance if sealed
- Heat resistant
- Porous (if not sealed): some staining can occur if spills are not cleaned
- Can be damaged (cracks or chips) from heavy blows
QUARTZQuartz is slightly different in that it is not 100 percent natural. Instead, countertops are manufactured using 95 percent ground natural quartz and 5 percent polymer resins.
- Quartz can be customised to your exact colour requirements
- Colours can fade in direct sunlight
- Requires no maintenance
- Can be damaged by heat – heat pads are advised for pots and pans
- Non-porous: easy to keep bacteria free
- Virtually indestructable