Quartz is a material that’s good for a house’s covering, flooring, countertop, and masonry walls. It’s a hardy stone that fits into various interior design ideas. Compared to the past, quartz has more applications nowadays due to advancements in home-building at present. You can visit our Maryland Countertop showroom where we have a great selection of quartz slabs that you can choose from.
Quartz is a crystal rock that’s composed of silicon and oxygen atoms. It comes from open-pit mines from places such as Brazil, Arkansas, Japan, Minas Gerais, etc. Quartz is then processed at factories and transformed into various products for building purposes.
Miners get quartz without using explosives. It’s because this stone is very sensitive to sudden changes in temperature. A sudden burst of heat from explosives might cause it to crack, discolor, or go brittle.
Quartz didn’t have much use for building in the past. It’s mostly used for interior design. Even though it’s abundant, craftsmen from long ago had difficulties working with quartz because it’s a sensitive and hardy stone.
NOTABLE QUALITIES OF QUARTZ
Can’t be produced synthetically which means that all quartz used in construction is authentic
Non-porous so it doesn’t soak liquids and dirt rarely sticks to it.
Easy to cut into different sizes and shapes using regular handyman tools.