The number one selling man made stone surface today is quartz. Made of a combination of a multitude of quartz, granite, and concrete dust adhered together with glue polymers at an extremely high temperature. Quartz had taken over the market with its durability, desirable appearance, and non porous surface.
The concept came from the idea to mimic natural stones without the maintenance of needing to seal or possible staining. In general the lighter the color with natural stones the more possibility it can stain. With the design market trending towards whites, staining is problematic for many people. One of the best characteristics about quartz is that along with being non porous it is anti microbial. However, like any solid surface out there, it isn’t without cons. Unlike natural stones, quartz can burn at high temperatures. While it’s a very solid surface, it can be scratched. It’s also not immune to scuffs from abrasive cleaners like magic eraser. Knowing how to care for your solid surface is key to selecting the right material option.
Quartz has come a long way over the past decade. There are now thousands of colors and shade variations. The price tag is still considerably high for this stone surface and partly based on its popularity. We at LGS try to offset the price by bringing in special bundle colors for stock. These vary monthly based on supplier chain and current trend. To view our online inventory simply visit our Instagram page and click on live inventory bubble, or make an appointment with one of our team members to view in person.