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Know-how about engineered quartz stone

 

Q: What is eingineered quatz stone?
A: Engineered quartz stone is a composite stone mateiral made of natural quartz crystal mixed with epoxy resin binder and decorative pigment (like glass, shell etc). It enjoys the benefit of low maintenance, high durability and unlimited color creation. Over years' usage, engineered quartz stone provides a tempting alternative to natural stone counter tops.

Don't be confused with quartzite, engineered quartz stone provide a new appealing stone material for counter top surface.

 

Q: Quartz vs granite counter tops, which one is best?
A: Both countertop materials are overwhelmingly made of natural product, but one comes out slightly ahead:

  • Granite: 100% natural.?Slab granite countersare literally sliced from quarries, cut to size, and honed down until they are smooth.
  • Quartz: 97% natural. Prominent quartz countertop maker Caesarstone notes that 93% natural quartz aggregates are mixed with the remaining 7% of color pigments and polymer resins. The resins bind the particles together.
Stone, whether natural or engineered, seems like it should be maintenance-free. Not so. Both materials require maintenance, with granite requiring more than quartz:
  • Quartz: Quartz does not need initial or continued sealing.
  • Granite:?Granite needs to be sealed?upon installation, and then again on a regular basis.

Provided by homerenovations.about.com

Q: What are engineered quartz countertop in USA?
A: Ever since the invention of Formica in the 1920s, kitchen countertops in America have been simply covered in laminates. During the past decade, though, natural stone surfaces have landed in ever more kitchens: granite, marble, soapstone and even concrete. But now there's a new countertop contender on the design scene: engineered quartz.

Boasting the best qualities of laminate and stone (along with its own special features), quartz began appearing in U.S. homes just a few years ago after gaining popularity in Europe for the past decade. Today, quartz countertops are exploding in popularity, with U.S. sales increasing 60 percent in 2004. (From www.hgtv.com)

Q: Who should consider engineered quartz stone counter tops?
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Q: What is the standard and famous (YET MORE EXPENSIVE) brand of engineered quartz stone?
A: There are some standard and big name manufacturer of engineered quartz stone as following:

Silestone egineered quartz stone (Made in Spain)
www.silestone.com/


Cosentino creates leading global market brands for kitchen and bathroom quartz surfaces. One of the most important of these major brands is the Silestone bacteriostatic quartz countertop, part of the exclusive Foro de Marcas Renombradas de Espa?a (Spanish Forum of Leading Brands), consisting of a mere 75 Spanish brands.

1990 saw the birth of Silestone, a product that brings together the best of natural stone, and even leads to its enhancement. This is an undeniable leap forward in development that is afforded instant recognition by professionals and end users alike. It has been so successful that it has formed a category all of its own: the bacteriostatic quartz countertop.

Silestone by Cosentino is a unique brand – thanks to its properties and characteristics, and because anyone with a Silestone product also automatically becomes one of a kind. Its exclusive nature has enabled it to become a brand linked to the world of fashion and design, associated with the highest levels of innovation and modernity.

On the basis of its undeniable, tangible values, certified by professionals from the world of decoration, design and architecture, Silestone has consolidated its global prestige, with the brand now being present in more than 50 countries. It enjoys the position of market leader in its sector, and offers an example of research and innovationfor both public and private building projects in the 21st century.

CaesarStone engineered quartz stone (made in Israel)
www.caesarstoneus.com/

Founded in 1987, Caesarstone was an early pioneer of the natural quartz surfaces market. Its dominant position in the market has been achieved through continuous investment, extensive research and development, highly trained personnel and an advanced market infrastructure.

Caesarstone evolved a new kind of work surface by adding quartz to the Bretonstone process. The manufacture of slabs from a mixture of ground quartz aggregates, pigments and polymers proved to be the unique components necessary for this new generation of surfacing. As a result of this advanced technology, Caesarstone is able to provide improved products with unprecedented physical properties superior to those of marble, granite and other manufactured surfaces. For more than a decade Caesarstone has set new standards in innovation and craftsmanship and continues to set the trends in the industry.

Cambria engineered quartz stone (made in USA)
www.cambriausa.com/

Cambria takes great pride in its rich company history. Beyond embracing the value of being a family-owned, American company, it believes in constantly examining the business to ensure with delivering its customers the quality of products and service they deserve. Through state-of-the-art facilities, unsurpassed design innovation, and the work ethic of experienced employee teams, Cambria has rapidly become an industry leader.

Zodiaq engineered quartz stone (made in Canada)
www.dupont.com/

Zodiaq? quartz surface brings the best of nature and science to the best of contemporary residential and commercial design. Engineered with pure quartz crystals, beaming with diamond-like radiance, Zodiaq? surfaces are visually striking — and utterly unique. The sparkling crystal within Zodiaq? quartz surfaces balances stunning light-play with mesmerizing depth. Long-lasting and GREENGUARD Certified? as a low-emitting material, Zodiaq? surfaces are a high-performance material, delivering strength, and heat and scratch resistance. Homeowners and designers the world over choose Zodiaq? because this remarkable surfacing material elevates kitchens and baths with the timeless beauty of quartz crystal.

Hanstone engineered quartz stone (made in Korea)
www.hanstoneusa.com

Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, Hanwha is a leader in innovative technologies including telecommunications, Internet and chemicals. The company is a global Fortune 500 company and is the 5th largest industrial conglomerate.

Hanwha Surfaces is a division of Hanwha Living & Creative (Hanwha L&C), the American subsidiary of Hanwha Corporation, a South Korean conglomerate. Hanwha Corporation deals in a diverse range of industries including chemicals, plastics, machinery, telecommunications, biotechnology, finance and building materials.

Since 1952, Hanwha has been building a reputation as a leading name in developing and delivering innovative building materials. The company is committed to providing clients with what they value most – solutions that achieve a perfect blend of beauty, elegance, quality and functionality.

Comment: These companies use words and color tones to try to differentiate their brands, but the reality is that their products are more alike than different. They all offer good warranties (the finer details will vary) and have similar price points and product features. The choice usually comes down to availability and color options.
(provided by www.remodelista.com)

Morestone Quartz offers engineered quartz stone made in China, available with similar matching color, AutoCad countertop shop drawing, countertop fabrication, timely deliery and mostly important good pricing.


Q: What is the drawback of engineered quartz stone?
A: Keep in mind, engineered stone is an expensive countertop because of the fact that it offers so many wonderful qualities and it must also be professionally installed. Expect to pay between $100 and $150 a linear foot. Prices will also vary according to brand, color and pattern. (Provided by www.countertopskey.com)

  • Engineered stone countertops lack the natural and unique color and pattern variations that are loved with natural stone. Some of these variations are called "beauty marks" and flowing veins, known as the "movement" of the stone.
  • Cutting on quartz will dull knives so cutting boards are recommended.
  • There will be visible seams along the front edges and in the deck of the countertop because engineered stone is installed in solid slabs.

 

Q: What is the benefit of engineered quartz stone counter tops?
A: Engineered quartz stone is a eco and envirement-friendly countertop material and enjoy the following benefit

  • The unique combination of quartz and resins makes engineered stone nonporous and resistant to heat, scratching, stains, chemicals, molds and bacteria.
  • Engineered stone is more flexible, durable and easier to work with than natural granite.
  • Engineered stone will not chip and fracture during everyday use as granite may.
  • It retains its high-polished luster and never requires sealing.
  • It is easily cleaned with warm, pH neutral soapy water.
  • It resembles natural stone, but with a more consistent pattern and color meaning that your countertop will look very much like the sample you pick out.
  • Engineered stone can be made to look like granite, marble, travertine, concrete, and other natural stone.
  • Slabs are fabricated into countertops with edge profiles that range from simple bevels to bull nose and ogee.
  • Engineered stone, made of quartz, resists scratches from objects such as stainless steel knives, ceramic pots, and mugs.
  • Engineered stone counters are resistant to heat from hot plates of up to 350 degrees. However, it is still recommended that you the use trivets or hot pads.
  • It will not stain from oil, fruit juices, acids, liquid food coloring, wine, soda, nail-polish remover, felt-tip markers and most common household cleaners.
  • The colors, patterns and textures available are constantly expanding. Some patterns resemble natural stone and others offer bright variations of orange, red, blue, green, and yellow. Also, some engineered stone manufacturers offer products in a matte or "honed" finish.
  • Unlike natural stone, manufacturers normally offer a 10-year warranty.

(Provided by www.countertopskey.com)

 

 



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