Not all quartz slabs are created equal. It’s no mystery why Hollywood celebrities are purchasing Caesarstone for their quartz countertops. They are known for their eclectic, patterned and textured exterior that look like they were taken directly from an exotic location. When it comes to the process of manufacturing slabs such as Caesarstone and Cambria, there’s a very particular method to the madness that are meant to improve the quality of the brand.
Here are a few examples of blends and ratios in the world of quartz fabrication.
Quartz Blend Ratio
The quartz manufacturing business was basically invented by the Italian company, Breton. Quartz blend ratio is an amalgamation of resin and quartz. These high quality slabs have over 90 percent natural-stone fragments. The lower quality percentages of quartz run as low as 70 percent natural-stone fragments.
The real heavy weight quartz brands have established themselves to deliver gorgeous yet consistent slabs. It’s common that quartz countertops will contain a variety of shades along the surface, which doesn’t mean it’s lower quality. This is based on what the manufacturer is trying to create.
If a company is unregulated, it most likely means their quartz won’t be heat-resistant. No matter how durable the quartz, however, you should always avoid setting a hot pan or kettle right on the countertop unless over a trivet or heating pad. If the quartz is lower in quality, it has the potential to etch. That’s why it’s so important to seal the lower quality quartz. You can properly care for the higher-grade quartz with quartz cleaner and polish such as Granite Gold Quartz Brite®