This Engineered stone Sare a low maintenance, durable, and contemporary option for your rooms. Although quartz countertops are fairly new on the scene compared to natural stone, they offer a very easy care surface with many variations of color, patterns, and finishes to choose from. Unlike natural stone, Quartz never needs to be sealed or polished. Other than daily cleaning with soap and water, Quartz countertops are virtually maintenance free. It is non-porous, non-absorbent, and stain and scratch resistant. Sleek and modern, Quartz is a very attractive surface.
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The process to engineer quartz into countertops wasn’t developed until the 1960’s, when new technologies allowed the process of mixing pulverized quartz crystal with resins to create this ‘engineered’ stone . Europe is where Quartz countertops first gained popularity. The use of Quartz continues to rise due to the exciting endless color and pattern options available.
Historically, varieties of Quartz were used for jewelry, carvings, and other decorative items. In the 1880’s, piezoelectric properties (piezoelectricity is the electric charge that accumulates in certain solid materials, such as crystals, in response to applied mechanical stress) were discovered in quartz, and began to be used in electronic production, detection of sound, and clocks and watches. Today the use of quartz continues to be valuable in our modern world to include the production of glass, computers, televisions, cell phones and a variety of electronic devices.
Please call us at 250-881- 1001 for more information about our Quartz selection or services. We would be happy to answer any of your questions.
At Exotic Stone we carry a variety of granite, marble, and quartz for countertops, tiles, backsplashes, bath and shower surrounds. We also offer custom cutting for bathrooms, fireplaces and signs. Located in Victoria, BC and serving all of Vancouver Island, we have in-town and in-house fabrications, so you can either pick up your order or have our team of experienced professionals install it for you.