Also known as Quartz Stone, Semi Precious Stone Countertops are not made of 100% natural stone like granite, marble and stones alike. It is industrialized, has a uniform appearance which means there is no cracks, therefore it can achieve sophisticated designs. It is a mix of 94% quartz (mineral contained in the granite) and 6% resin, which makes it up to 11 times more resistant than granite, and it has antibacterial action as well, which means the surface does not allow liquids to penetrate, not to mention that industrialization does not degrade the environment, so it is synonymous of sustainability.
Semi Precious Stone Countertops Advantages
Semi Precious Stone Countertops are made of Quartz which is a type of stone that does not scratch deep, at EZ Granite Depot we have performed some tests using a fork and after couple times trying to scratch (with great fear and distress!), and although it appeared a gray risk, it was totally superficial, it felt like It was scratched with a graphite / pencil. Which was easily removed using scouring and a dry sponge and the risk disappeared like magic!
However, although Semi Precious Stone Countertops using this material has been developed for kitchens and claiming that manufacturers are permitted to use knives on it, we recommend not abuse this property. A cutting board on the bench will go well along when cooking on it.
Quartz has a variety of colors, they are well-defined and incomparable to natural stones as its texture is uniform. This variety offers beautiful designs and textures that help make room decor in luxury style, ends up being the main highlight depending on the chosen color. Imagine a kitchen with quartz countertops Red Stone, yellow or navy blue, for example!
Semi Precious Quartz Stone Countertops
The Semi Precious Countertops Quartz Stone can be used on any surface indoors, including kitchen and bathroom countertops, stairs, bathtubs, floors, walls, tables, offices and many others.
For cleaning, the use of warm water and mild detergent is recommended, which should be applied to the surface, followed by light polishing with a dry cloth. Taking these precautions, the surface will maintain its brilliance, beauty and performance for many years. As for using the scouring as above quoted in “fork test,” not recommend its continued use, because despite the stone be very tough, the scouring is a more abrasive and over time may end up taking the protection of stone. It is recommended using only in individual cases when a small scratch on the surface may arise.
Semi Precious Stone Countertops Precautions
All resin base material should not be subjected to intense sunlight or any other type of emission of UV rays, especially the material of intense color. For this reason the Semi Precious Stone Countertops Quartz Stone is not suitable for outdoors.
Like any other rock is recommended not be exposed to heat, so avoiding placing very hot pans on the counter will assure a long lifetime. But still, being more resistant, this type of stone supports much higher temperatures than natural stones. However, like all stone material, the surface of quartz can be damaged by sudden temperature changes. It is also recommended the use of a support, to avoid direct contact with appliances or utensils suffering temperature variation, such as pans and heated pans.
A very important caution is in relation to quality, as there is much similar material in the market but which do not meet the standard of 94% quartz 6% resin, we carry only high quality Quartz Slabs that are 100% made in USA.
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You can find our semi precious stone Countertops from all South Florida including:
|Aberdeen||Atlantis||Belle Glade||Belle Glade Camp||Boca Raton|
|Boynton Beach||Bryant||Canal Point||Cypress Lakes||Delray Beach|
|Golden Lakes||Golf||Greenacres||Hamptons at Boca Raton||Highland Beach|
|High Point||Juno Beach||Juno Ridge||Jupiter||Jupiter Inlet Colony|
|Kings Point||Lakeside Green||Lake Clarke Shores||Lake Harbor||Lake Park|
|Lake Worth Point||Lake Worth Corridor||Lantana||Loxahatchee Groves||Mission Bay|
|North Palm Beach||Okeelanta||Pahokee||Palm Beach Gardens||Riviera Beach|
|Royal Palm Beach||Royal Palm Estates||Sandalfoot Cove||South Bay||Tequesta|
|Twentymile Bend||Wellington||West Palm Beach|
|Coconut Creek||Cooper City||Coral Springs||Dania Beach||Davie|
|Deerfield Beach||Fort Lauderdale||Hallandale Beach||Hillsboro Beach||Hollywood|
|Lauderdale Lakes||Lauderdale-By-The-Sea||Lauderhill||Lazy Lake||Lighthouse Point|
|Margate||Miramar||North Lauderdale||Oakland Park||Parkland|
|Pembroke Park||Pembroke Pines||Plantation||Pompano Beach||Port Everglades|
|Sea Ranch Lakes||Southwest Ranches||Sunrise||Tamarac||West Park|
|Aventura||Bal Harbour||Bay Harbor Islands||Biscayne Park||Coconut Grove|
|Coral Gables||Cutler Bay||Doral||El Portal||Florida City|
|Golden Beach||Goulds||Hialeah||Hialeah Gardens||Homestead|
|Indian Village||Islandia||Kendall||Key Biscayne||Leisure City|
|Medley||Miami||Miami Beach||Miami Gardens||Miami Lakes|
|Miami Shores Village||Miami Springs||North Bay Village||North Miami||North Miami Beach|
|Richmond Heights||South Miami||Sunny Isles Beach||Surfside||Sweetwater|
|Virginia Gardens||West Miami||Westchester||Westwood Lake|