Best for kitchens, bathrooms, not for outdoor use
Quartz is a man-made, engineered stone. It is a non-porous material, made from a mixture of 93% quartz and 7% resin binders and pigments. Quartz is strong like granite, but is more flexible which makes for better handling. Unlike other stones, quartz doesn’t need to be sealed and easily resists stains. It is an extremely hygienic material which makes it a safe choice for food handling. While quartz is strong and stain resistant, it can be damaged by high heat and prolonged exposure to heat. It also fades in direct sunlight so it is not ideal for outdoor use. Unlike granite, quartz has a consistent pattern and color, so what you see is what you get. Quartz has a heat rating of 450F.
There are many, many, more colors available. Because computer monitors are calibrated differently, the colors you see may vary from the actual material. GranBrazil strongly recommends you visit the showroom to hand select your stone.
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