There are over a dozen different brands of quartz coatings out there, so the most common question that arises is how to choose the right brand and how do you tell it apart. Many factors are involved in choosing your quartz countertop, such as color, thickness, but none of them are more important than the quality of the material. Choosing poor quality quartz can cost you more to repair than what you spend on higher quality material.
How is quality determined in quartz?
The quality of quartz mainly depends on the quality of the resins and natural stone used and their ratios. Resins are what hold the whole material together, low quality resins do not last and can be hazardous to your health. Good quality resins can last for decades. It’s usually difficult to determine their quality by looking at a sample, but you can always ask for certifications and the source of the material. The proportionality of resins and natural stone is a determining factor in the quality of your countertop.
How to find the best quality quartz material?
Good quality quartz is formed from more than 90% of natural quartz and can go up to 93% for the best quality. Another important point is the consistency of texture and color throughout the quartz slab. That is, good quality quartz should have a uniform texture and color from top to bottom of the slab.
To check this, you can examine the edges of the quartz slab, if they have the same aggregate, for example, the material is of good quality. Another key factor in determining the quality of quartz is the polishing consistency of the slab. When you look at it, you should see a uniform and even shine. On the other hand, low-quality quartz has a more stained shine due to the poor quality of the resins used.
To answer the main question, it can also be said that the best way to get a good quality quartz countertop is to choose a reputable countertop manufacturer who works hard to develop and maintain their reputation. Contact us today to get started!