MYTH 1: QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS ARE NOT NATURAL STONE
Quartz is an “engineered” stone, meaning various grades and sizes of quartz crystals are mixed together with resin and pigment (for color). So yes, quartz can still be referred to as natural stone, but it’s not as natural as some of its alternatives.
MYTH 2: QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS WILL ETCH OVER TIME AND ARE HARD TO CLEAN
Quartz is actually harder than granite and a bit more durable – in fact, it is nearly indestructible. It is sealed by the manufacturer and is very easy to keep clean. When it comes to cleaning, water and a soft sponge or a paper towel will do just fine.
MYTH 3: QUARTZ DOES NOT OFFER A LOT OF VARIETY
Since quartz countertops are engineered, you can find more variety in them than if you were considering other natural stone surfaces such as marble, granite or quartzite.
MYTH 4: QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS ARE SENSITIVE TO HEAT
Quartz is like granite in that it is not particularly sensitive to heat. That said, you should be careful (as with almost all) countertops when it comes to heat – quartz can discolor if it is exposed to extreme heat. To be safe, we suggest using trivets for your hot pots and pans instead of placing them directly on the quartz.
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