Quartz is an artificial stone and is a mixture of approximately 93% of stone aggregates and 7% polyester resin and colour pigments. Quartz is typically worked in the same way as natural stone using a water jet cutter or a diamond blade. Quartz has very similar properties to natural granite, but is typically less porous, more flexible and has a wider choice of colour. Since it has a uniform internal structure, it does not have hidden cracks or flaws that may exist in natural stone. The polyester resins are not completely UV stable and quartz should not be used in outdoor applications. Continuous exposure to UV can cause discoloration of stone.
It is scratch resistant and heat resistant up to 150 degrees. We recommend not to place hot pots and pans directly on the surface, and that a hot pad or trivet is used. The hardness of quartz in Mohs scale is 7, similar to natural granite. Therefore quartz is quite resistant to scratching. Quartz is also pretty much stain resistant.
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Quartz is probably the easiest worktop surface to care for and keep clean. In general, quartz worktops can be cleaned with damp cloth. Though specialized quartz care products could make the process easier and may give the worktops an extra shine. Never use abrasive cleaning products to clean your quartz worktops. Due to low porosity quartz worktops are very hygenic and it is almost impossible for germs and bacteria to breed.