Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on earth – twice as hard as granite – making it an ideal choice for creating durable kitchen countertops. Quartz surfaces are high-performing, low-maintenance, and give a modern, upscale look to any kitchen. Let’s take a look at why this innovative material is setting the standard for the countertops of today – and tomorrow.
Quartz Countertops are Engineered for Quality
Unlike natural stone slabs that are mined, quartz slabs are engineered in a production facility. Ground quartz is mixed with pigments to give it color and then fused with resin binders under intense heat and pressure to form a solid slab. Recycled glass or metallic flecks may also be added to the mixture to create an eye-catching design. The manufacturing process has become more advanced over the years and is now able to create veining, swirls, and color variations that render it indistinguishable in appearance from natural stone. Once the material has cured, it may be polished, honed, sandblasted, or embossed to create a glossy or matte finish or a variety of textures.
Not All Quartz Countertops are Created Equal
Just as with any manufactured product, the quality of quartz countertop slabs can vary widely. Although the added resins tend to make them more flexible than those made from natural stone, poor quality quartz countertops may crack during installation or develop chips over time. And even though quartz surfaces are non-porous and don’t require sealing, if the bond between the quartz and the resin breaks down, they may become vulnerable to staining. In order to ensure the manufacturer stands behind its product, consumers should look for a comprehensive warranty program.
HanStone Quartz Countertops are Engineered for Beauty and Durability
HanStone Quartz surfaces combine high-quality polyester resins and pigment to produce a material that is luxurious, durable and low maintenance. Our state of the art manufacturing facility uses patented Breton™ manufacturing technology in combination with technology developed by our own research and development team, crafting the perfect fusion of natural beauty and long-term durability.
HanStone uses various types, sizes, and colors of quartz crystals from around the world, meticulously recreating the colors found in nature. Our advanced technology then creates designs that mimic the look of long vein natural-looking marble or granite. Materials such as colored glass, mirrors, mother-of-pearl, or small pieces of semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli and amethyst can also be added to produce a truly unique aesthetic.
HanStone surfaces are non-porous and stain-resistant and never require polishing or sealing. This makes them easy to maintain and clean with only mild soap and water. They are also heat, chip, etch, and scratch resistant to deliver years of pleasure and enjoyment. HanStone is both bacteria resistant and eco-friendly and has been certified by the National Sanitation for Food Safety and Food Contact as well as the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute.
HanStone Quartz is the Perfect Choice for Any Home
Homeowners want countertops that are beautiful, durable, and eco-friendly. HanStone Quartz surfaces offer the beauty of pure, natural quartz with up to six times the strength and durability of granite. And every HanStone Quartz countertop is backed by a Residential Lifetime Limited Warranty.
Learn more at https://www.hanstonequartz.com/pages/advantages.