Benefits Of Engineered Quartz Countertops

You might not be familiar with engineered quartz as a name for a surface, though it’s posible that you’ve seen hundreds of countertops made of this material and didn’t realize about it. This material is often referred to in the industry as quartz, but the name engineered Stone gives you a better idea of what it is.

Unlike natural stone countertops that are cut from pure granite, marble or sandstone, engineered quartz counters are made from quartz crystals held together with resins and pigments. They have similar appearance to natural stone, but they possess benefits not available with natural surfaces.


Before the benefits, what it is engineered quartz?

Engineered quartz is composed of up to 95% natural quartz in which pigments and resins are added and diluted in a process called “engineered stone” in which all these elements are compacted by vacuum vibrocompression obtaining a material with high resistance and decorative qualities.

What makes engineered quartz so convenient?

COMPAC Quartz Hardness Level : Almost Unbreakable!

Quartz is extremely hard and really convenient for a good work surface. It’s 95% composed of natural minerals. Engineered quartz won’t crack as easily as granite or slate does. These surfaces are resistant to scratches and cuts, though it’s still recommended you use a cutting board on top of them.

Zero maintenance

With zero porosity because of it's vacuum vibrocompression process, the material prevents the absorption of water or other liquid, making clean up easier and more effective.

Consequently engineered quartz does not need antibacterial chemicals. It is an ANTIBACTERIAL COUNTERTOP ITSELF!Since the absence of pores prevents bacteria acting as a natural bacteriostatic, making it highly recommended for household surfaces that come into contact with fatty foods or cleaning products; such as countertops, walls and doors in kitchens and bathrooms.

Surface that won’t stain or stain resistant

Natural stone is susceptible to staining from oil, wine, juice and other substances if not properly sealed or if the sealant wears off. Engineered quartz countertops stand up to these materials very well. They’ll look better longer than their granite, marble or sandstone counterparts.

Wide range of options

There are a lot of designs, colors, textures and formats to choose from so you will just have to decide what suits your home better.