Frequently Asked Questions about Quartz

Quartz counters are becoming homeowners preferred choice because of its trendy color selections and low maintenance appeal! There are endless color selections when you choose quartz for your countertops at the Lake of the Ozarks. Metro Marble & Granite offers gorgeous slabs of both natural stone like granite and marble along with quartz. Not sure if quartz countertops are right for you? Check out a few frequently asked questions about quartz below! 

Quartz FAQs

Where does quartz come from?

Quartz can be found all over the world, but Brazil and Arkansas have two of the largest natural quartz mines. Even though quartz is a widely occurring mineral, high quality and pure crystals are a rare find.

What can be quartz be used for?

Quartz is used in glass making and it’s a vital component in fiberglass. It is also used in sandblasting and sandpaper production. Many electronics contain quartz. Things like watches, televisions, and cellphones contain quartz. Quartz is the most varied mineral because it comes in a variety of colors and forms which makes it one of the most useful natural substances.

Do quartz countertops stain easily?

Special types of resins are mixed within the quartz during productions which helps make quartz countertops resistant to stains. They are extremely durable and are a nonporous surface. This means that any substance that may stain will not settle in small pores.

Do quartz countertops scratch easily?

Because of their durability, quartz countertops are scratch resistant under normal wear and tear. They are not indestructible though. It’s always recommended to use a cutting board when using knives.

Are quartz countertops easy to maintain?

Quartz countertops never need to be sealed – unlike granite, which needs a new protective top coat at least once a year. Because of this, quartz countertops are low maintenance.

Are quartz countertops resistant to heat?

Compared to granite and other natural stone countertops, quartz is not as heat resistant. The resin that is in the quartz surface makes it vulnerable to direct heat. You should use hot pads for hot pans or anything taken directly out of the oven.

Why are quartz countertops so popular?

Quarts is so durable, that it’s also called “engineered stone”. Unlike natural stone, quartz is produced in a factory. Here are a few reasons why quartz is a popular countertop choice:
  • Quartz is less likely to chip compared to granite or marble.
  • Quartz can be made in different colors – one that suits everyone’s style and taste.
  • Quartz is a non-porous material, so it doesn’t harbor bacteria in any tiny gaps or cracks.
  • Quartz is stain resistant.

As you can see there are a lot of reasons to choose quartz for your countertops in your home! If you still love the appeal of natural stone like marble or granite, we have a great selection of natural stone at our countertop company at the Lake of the Ozark as well. The best way to choose the material for your countertop is to stop by our showroom so you can ask questions and see which material you like best. We look forward to seeing you in our showroom!  

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