Today I will introduce the basic knowledge of quartz stone countertops. Quartz stone countertops are generally used in cabinets. Of course, they are not made of natural stone but are made of quartz sand and glass fragments. The production process is as follows. First, the quartz sand is made into powder and refined with sophisticated equipment to remove impurities and harmful substances. After mixing with a variety of materials, there are many processes to go through, and it is precise because of these that high-quality quartz stone can be produced.

Some materials made into cabinets will be easily scratched, but quartz stone countertops will not be like this. Compressed by vacuum, the Mohs hardness of quartz stone can reach 6.8-7.2, and our only high-quality quartz stone has Mohs hardness It can be as high as 7.5. It is well known that the Mohs hardness of ordinary cutters is 6.5, so the quartz stone will not be easily scratched. The raw material of quartz stone is a material with a higher melting point, so quartz stone can withstand high temperatures. Although it is not a natural stone, after a special process, the quartz stone also feels like a real stone.

sugarbrush quartz

sugarbrush quartz countertops

Having gone through multiple processes, the harmful substances in it have already been removed, and the cabinet made can be operated with food materials on it. The pigments of quartz stone are mainly mineral pigments, which are the same as natural stone, but also have the problem of not easily changing color and not fading. Some countertops will be broken, but quartz stone will not, because of its high elasticity, it will not be easily broken. The daily maintenance is also very simple and convenient, and it can be done with ordinary detergents.

In addition, quartz stone countertops have many other advantages, such as:

Strong anti-pollution, not easy to penetrate stains;
Reason: After dozens of complicated surface treatments, the surface structure is extremely tight. The product is fine and non-porous, and the water absorption rate is almost zero; oil, sauce, tea, juice, coffee, acid, alkali, etc. for general kitchen No substance can penetrate, so it is extremely resistant to dirt.

Reason: Because the surface layer and the inside of the material are equally dense and uniform, there are no pores and gaps, and a certain amount of antibiotics are built-in, so the breeding of bacteria is prevented, safe and clean, and it can be in direct contact with food and skin, which is beneficial to food hygiene and human health.

quartz overlay worktops

Engineered quartz overlay worktops

The surface material is non-radiative and is a green product;
Reason: Because quartz stone is made of natural stone crystal minerals, it is one of the most abundant inorganic materials in the world, and its SiO2 (silicon dioxide) content is more than 99.9%, which will only harm the human body during the process of heavy metals and other radioactive elements Strictly control within the allowable range (it contains a relatively small amount of radioactive elements such as heavy metals), it’s mining, use, and processing will not cause adverse effects on the human body and the environment, so there will be no contact with food or human body Negative effects.

The stone has the same color, does not fade, and does not change color;
Reason: Quartz stone is mainly made of mineral pigments, so it is consistent with the color of the stone. It is difficult to observe the color change of the naked eye without long-term local contrast irradiation under strong sunlight. In addition, the entire quartz stone is produced during the production process. It is full-process automatic control equipment, which makes the uniformity rate of product color standards extremely high. In the process of long-term daily life indoor use, the color and gloss will not fade due to oxidation, aging, corrosion, and contact with hot objects.

Easy maintenance, old forever, high-cost performance:
Reason: This product has excellent physical and chemical properties. It can be cleaned with any cleaning agent. It can be cleaned even with any neutral agent with a pH value. It is simple and easy to use. After purchase, there is no need to worry about the troubles caused by maintenance. Inconvenience, one-time investment, and permanent use have the magic of once and for all. High added value, its material value, processing value, service value, environmental protection and sanitation, ease of use and aesthetics have extremely high added value.

Even if the quartz stone countertops have high density and high hardness, there are many advantages that other materials do not have, but in our daily life, we must always pay attention to protecting and maintaining our countertops. In order to make our quartz countertops newer with time, I What aspects should be paid attention to?

quartz kitchen island

Pure white quartz kitchen island

1. Prevent bleach and scale in the water from making the color of the countertop lighter and affecting the appearance.

2. Prevent strong chemicals from contacting the countertop, such as paint remover, metal cleaner, stove cleaner, methylene chloride, acetone (nail polish remover), strong acid cleaner, etc. If you accidentally come into contact with the above items, immediately wash the surface with plenty of soapy water. If the nail polish is stained, wipe it with a non-acetone cleaning agent (such as alcohol), and then rinse with water.

3. Do not allow heavy or sharp objects to directly impact the surface; oversized or overweight utensils should not be placed on the table for a long time; nor should they be washed with cold water and then immediately scalded with boiling water.

4. Use soapy water or a detergent containing ammonia (such as detergent) to clean it. For scale, use a damp cloth to remove the scale and then wipe it with a dry cloth.