Best Product for Quartz!
- September 21, 2017
- Posted by: Marissa Sese
- Category: Home, Project, Renovations
While we often characterize quartz as needing practically no maintenance and as the easy alternative to high maintenance stones like marble, there is a certain amount of routine cleaning that will help your quartz looking as brilliant as it does upon installation. Both quartz stone and marble stone are characterized by their unique veiny design. Marble requires sealing up to 4 times a year, and even with the routine sealing, it is prone to etching and chipping. Venastone’s engineered quartz stone allows us to create a stone that is as breathtaking as marble, with the characteristic veiny designs, but without the seemingly endless work and upkeep that comes with marble.
Busy households with high traffic kitchens have a hard time keeping marble looking great year after year, but an engineered stone like quartz provides the logical alternative. Vena Statuario Bianco quartz is one of the popular quartz for kitchen countertops at Venastone. Unlike the naturally occurring marble stone, quartz is an engineered stone that is a composite material made of crushed quartz and resin. The resin holds the crushed stone together as an adhesive and provides the foundation for the stone’s durability.
Whether you install your Venastone quartz in your kitchen, bathroom vanity, or laundry room, it will withstand heavy use and look great for years to come. Quartz is heat-resistant, stain-resistant, and incredibly durable. We recommend cleaning your quartz countertops with a damp cloth and mild soap daily, but on occasion use a quartz surface enhancer. It is a different process from sealing a countertop and the quartz surface enhancer will simply put a nice protective coating on your quartz countertops. Mr. Stone sells a great product for this job. The Superior Stone Products’ Quartz Surface Enhancer was designed to enhance the color and beauty of quartz while adding a bit of stain protection. Quartz is generally stain resistant, but a little bit of extra protection is never a bad idea – especially when kids are around! The product is made up of a fluoropolymer bonding formula that will create a uniform look to the color of your quartz countertops and they will look like they did on the first day of installation. It is a non-toxic formula and can be simply sprayed on the quartz and worked in with a paper towel or a rag.
It is important to remember that while granite and quartzite are heat resistant, hot pots and pans can damage quartz stone, so it is best to avoid putting them directly on your quartz. Quartz is not recommended for outdoor kitchens or grilling areas for this same reason. It does not do well when exposed to high heat.
One of the most popular areas for installing quartz is within children’s bathrooms. Kids are messy and the ease of cleaning quartz makes it a no brainer for busy parents. Since you do not need to seal venastone quartz countertops, you don’t have to worry about exposing your kids to harsh chemicals. It is also a great stone choice for an upgraded laundry room.
Venastone has a number of popular stones that possess the characteristic veiny design of marble. Vena Calacatta, Vena Cararra, Vena Statuario Bianco, and Vena Calacatta Infinita are white quartz options with interesting marbling and veining throughout.
You should always source stone from a reputable stone fabricator like Venastone to guarantee that your quartz will be properly engineered and have a reputable installer to install you countertops the right way. An installer like Marble.com only uses the most advanced templating and fabrication process on the market, including digital laser templating, CAD drawing and state-of-the-art CNC machines to ensure that every step of the cutting and installation is perfect.