What is QUARTZ?

Quartz is an engineered stone, composed of over 90 percent pure quartz crystals coupled with high-performance, stain-resistant polymers, which make it a durable, non-porous surface that is an ideal work top for any application. Rapidly becoming popular worldwide, Quartz has finally made its way into Barbados through Fiberpol Inc. and is offered in many attractive colours as a fine combination of nature’s rugged beauty and man’s practicality. Quartz is not only a high-performing countertop material, but is also a luxurious, durable, low-maintenance surface product that offers the following advantages: heat, bacteria and stain resistant, chip and scratch resistant and easy to clean. Quartz is designed for high-traffic applications and is ideal for large living areas, kitchens and bath areas.


Characteristics:

  • ¾”- 1¼” thick
  • Natural Beauty
  • Non-porous
  • Scratch resistant
  • Heat resistant
  • Stain resistant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Durable
  • Very Hygienic

Applications:

QUARTZ engineered stone can be used for almost any application, whether domestic or commercial, including:

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Dressers
  • Poolside Bars
  • Boardrooms
  • Laboratories
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Reception Areas
  • Restaurants
  • Teller Stations

Caring for your Quartz work tops.

Care & Maintenance

Cleaning

To maintain the radiant sheen of your Quartz countertop, simply clean it regularly with soap and warm water. Avoid using any abrasive cleaners or cleaning agents that contain bleach, as these may etch the surface. Strong chemicals and solvents, highly alkaline cleaners, permanent markers and ink and nail polish removers should also be kept away from Quartz surfaces. Any food or liquid spills should be cleaned up as soon as possible to ensure that staining does not occur. For general daily cleaning, we recommend using a product that says specifically on the label “for use on natural stone.” These cleaners are available at most hardware stores and some grocery stores. Give us a call at (246) 428-2920 for further information on these products.

Scratches

Although Quartz Engineered Stone is resistant to scratches, cuts and chipping, it is not scratch-proof. We recommend that you avoid cutting directly on your counter to ensure the long-lasting beauty of the surface.

Hot Items

Quartz Engineered Stone can withstand heat better than most other surface materials; however, exposing your counters to extreme temperatures can result in damage being done to the surface. As with all our other surfaces, we recommend that hot items be placed on a trivet or hot pad to prevent any damage from occurring.


Quartz Colour Selection


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FAQs


1. What is Quartz?

Quartz is an engineered stone that is composed of over 90 percent pure quartz crystals that are coupled with high-performance, stain-resistant polymers, which make it a durable surface, ideal for any countertop application.

2. What products should be used to clean Quartz?

To maintain the radiant sheen of your Quartz countertop, simply clean regularly with soap and warm water. No abrasives or cleaners containing bleach should be used. Strong chemicals and solvents, highly alkaline cleaners, permanent markers and inks and nail polish removers should also be kept away from Quartz surfaces. Any food or liquid spills should be cleaned up as soon as possible to ensure that staining does not occur. For general daily cleaning, we recommend using a product that says specifically on the label “for use on natural stone;” these cleaners are available at most hardware stores and some grocery stores.

3. Can Quartz withstand heat?

Quartz can withstand heat better than most other surface materials; however, exposing your counters to extreme temperatures can result in damage being done to the surface. As with all our other surfaces, we recommend that hot items be placed on a trivet or hot pad to prevent any damage from occurring.

4. Does Quartz scratch easily?

Although Quartz is resistant to scratches, cuts and chipping, it is not completely scratch-proof. We recommend that you avoid cutting directly on your counter to ensure the long-lasting beauty of the surface.

5. How thick is Quartz?

Most Quartz supplied by Fiberpol is 1¼” thick, however, some colours are available in ¾”.

6. Are the joints in Quartz visible?

Visible joints are guaranteed with natural stone surfaces. However, we fabricate our counters from large slabs, necessitating fewer joints. Our fabrication department also takes care to ensure that all joints are discreetly positioned.

7. What is the difference between Quartz and Granite?

Quartz is an engineered stone, composed of over 90 percent pure quartz crystals that are combined with high-performance, stain-resistant polymers, while Granite is a natural stone. This makes Quartz a non-porous surface, while Granite is a porous countertop material. Quartz is also more uniform in appearance, while Granite has the natural beauty of unpredictable veins and streaks in each slab.

8. How does the price of Quartz compare with Granite?

Quartz is 10 percent more expensive than most of our Granite surfaces.

9. Does Quartz need to be sealed?

No, Quartz is a non-porous surface, therefore it does not require sealing.