Quartz (sometimes called Engineered Stone) is a man made slab made of 93% quartz and 7% resin to create a stone look-alike with tremendous hardness, strength and durability. The mixture of various sizes and colours of mined quartz are mixed with advanced polymer resins and a small amount of colour is placed in a mould and compressed under 100 tonnes of pressure. This eliminates any voids to create a totally non-porous surface that is then milled and polished in a typical slab format.
The advantages of Quartz include strength, durability, extremely stain resistant with easy clean up with soap & water and never needs a sealer. All Quartz manufacturers also provide a warranty of at least 10 years. All Quartz products are certified for use in food preparation areas by NSF. The price is highly competitive with natural stone.
LG Viatera is comprised of quartz blended with advanced polymer resins and colourfast pigments. The manufacturing process takes place under intense heat and pressure. The innovative design combined with cutting edge technology makes LG Viatera the highest quality quartz surfacing material available. LG Viatera is 93% natural quartz providing an extremely durable living environment for the most demanding of consumers. Viatera has a 15 year, transferable warranty that adds value to an already attractive colour selection and an unbeatable price.
Comprised of 93% natural quartz, CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces and Countertops offer the ultimate combination of form and function, allowing for a more diverse, durable, and practical countertop surfacing material than either granite or marble. With its stain, scratch, and heat-resistant properties, CaesarStone is the ideal choice for care-free countertops.
HanStoneв„ў is an innovative new product that combines natural quartz, one of nature’s hardest materials, with high quality polymer resin and pigment to produce a durable yet luxurious stone surface. We source various types, sizes and colours of quartz crystals from around the world, which provide the desired hue, feel and design, and capture the spirit and essence of natural colours. Unlike granite and many other surfaces, HanStone is non-porous and requires no sealing.
Engineered Quartz is manufactured by combining 93% natural quartz with 7% resin and a small amount of colour under extreme pressure to create a slab that is non-porous, extremely durable, and resistant to stains, scratches and heat. Quartz never needs a sealer and is cleaned with water and a mild detergent.