What's So Special About Quartz?

What's So Special About Quartz?

May 15, 2014

A lot of our residential customers want to know “why quartz?” They often ask us: What makes this material so special and why is it the basis for so many brands of surfacing materials? The answer is quite simple…durability and abundance.

ColorQuartz Concrete Grey

ColorQuartz countertop in Concrete Grey; photo via ColorQuartz

Quartz is the fourth strongest material on earth after diamond, sapphire, and topaz. When combined with high-quality resins and formed into surfacing slabs, it lasts a lifetime, is completely hygienic, and is resistant to impact, scratching and scorching. Manufacturers like ColorQuartz, the brand of quartz surfacing we recently introduced to the New England area, engineer the material to mimic the very best qualities of marble and granite. Designed in the company’s Diamond Bar, Calif. headquarters, ColorQuartz is value-engineered in Shanghai for commercial and residential applications throughout the world.

Quartz is also the most abundant mineral on earth. It’s found in smaller chunks as opposed to enormous blocks or slabs, making the process of obtaining it a far different one than quarrying marble or granite. ColorQuartz even invests in their own quarries, which abide by stringent standards to select premium grade quartz and resins.

Sahara ColorQuartz

ColorQuartz countertop in Sahara; photo via ColorQuartz

ColorQuartz products, made up of 93 percent quartz, are comprised of only the very best quality aggregates, used in various sizes for different textures and veining. The company uses a custom-designed vibro-compression vacuum process to produce custom sizes and thicknesses, including regular and jumbo-sized slabs. Believing in the importance in offering a wide color palette as well as “inspiring the most important interior spaces with warmth and flair,” ColorQuartz produces an exceptionally high-quality material with a stylish and modern appeal.

Have you had the chance to check out ColorQuartz at either of our two showrooms? What do you think? We’d love to hear your feedback below. 


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