After gaining popularity in Europe for the past decade, engineered quartz has now burst on the scene of American kitchens. Since 2004 sales in the U.S. have continued to increase each year. It’s not too surprising. For some homeowners engineered quartz offers the best of all worlds. If you love the look of granite, but feel concerned about the drawbacks, quartz may be your dream come true.
While other natural stones can become permanently stained by grease or oils, or etched by common household products such as hairspray, engineered quartz is close to indestructible. It offers the beauty & benefits of granite but very few of its more troublesome traits. For example, natural stone is subject to variations in color or pattern between slabs. As a result, seam matching can be very difficult. Engineered quartz, however, provides uniform texture, pattern and color. Because engineered quartz is a natural product that undergoes a manufacturing process, it can be offered in an array of colors not usually associated with natural stone.
Edging options are available. Quartz can be used on larger vertical surfaces like backsplashes and even shower enclosures because it is more flexible to work with and is held in place using glue and epoxy instead of screws. Fans of engineered quartz love the fact that it does not require the annual sealing needed by other stone surfaces.
Our HanStone Quartz product line is ideally suited for countertops, vanities, bar tops, reception areas, conference rooms and other surfaces throughout residential and commercial interiors. Hanwha Surfaces combines one of nature's hardest materials, natural quartz, with high-quality polymer resin and pigment to produce a durable yet luxurious stone surface.
Silestone by Cosentino is a unique brand – composed of 94% natural quartz, and is the first and only quartz countertop with Bacteriostatic Protection, giving it unique features.
Caesarstone evolved a new kind of work surface by adding quartz to the Bretonstone process. The manufacture of slabs from a mixture of ground quartz aggregates, pigments and polymers proved to be the unique components necessary for this new generation of surfacing. As a result they are able to provide unprecedented physical properties superior to those of marble, granite and other manufactured surfaces.
Zodiaq® quartz surface brings the best of nature and science to the best of contemporary residential and commercial design. Engineered with pure quartz crystals, beaming with diamond-like radiance, Zodiaq® surfaces are visually striking — and utterly unique. The sparkling crystal within Zodiaq® quartz surfaces balances stunning light-play with mesmerizing depth. Long-lasting and GREENGUARD Certified® as a low-emitting material, Zodiaq® surfaces are a high-performance material, delivering strength, and heat and scratch resistance.
In Samsung Radianz, aesthetics and practicality combine beautifully. Made from 93% quartz - already one of the hardest minerals found in nature - Samsung Radianz is engineered to be four times stronger than alternative materials, like granite. Samsung Radianz is also non porous and is virtually maintenance-free. All residential Samsung Radianz™ products come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty offered by Salvocorp, while a similar commercial Warranty is also available.
Viatera® Quartz Surfaces offers a wide array of colors and styles, allowing you the freedom to create a space that truly reflects the beauty and wonder of your life. Viatera® supports greener earth by using sustainable material and eco-friendly manufacturing process. LG Hausys fully stands behind Viatera® quality, offering a 15 year transferable warranty. Viatera® offers greater value for lesser price. In other words, guaranteed quality with a price tag that won't break your budget. Upgrade your space without upgrading your budget.
Q Premium Natural Quartz from MSI offers a natural quartz surface made by an optimal fusion of more than 90% quartz and resin materials. Q does not require sealing, re-polishing or reconditioning. Simply wipe down with warm water and a mild detergent. Q’s smooth and impervious surface is unsuitable for bacteria and microorganism to harbor and grow. Backed by a Residential Lifetime Warranty if durability and hygiene are a part of your countertop purchasing decision then Q is the perfect choice for your kitchen and bathroom surfaces.