Quartz Can’t Take the Heat

Quartz is now seen more frequently than other solid surface countertops and even granite. However, we see one common misconception about quartz time and time again – so let’s set the record straight!

Quartz countertops are different from quartzite. It is in fact an engineered material composed of about 90% quartz, and 7 to 10% resin by weight. The true volume of resin in the final product comes to around 35%. The result? The Achilles Heel of Quartz.

While beautiful and more resistant to chips and cracks, Quartz countertops are NOT heat resistant. A Quartz countertop won’t handle pots and pans hot off the stove as a granite top will. It is important to use hot pads and heat protection on your quartz counter. And Quartz can discolor over time when exposed to direct sunlight. If part of your counter receives strong UV rays from the sun while another part doesn’t, over time you may see a color difference.

For more great information check out https://www.archcitygranite.com/can-quartz-countertop-take-heat/

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