What is engineered stone?
Engineered stone is a quartz product and quartz is rightfully considered one of the hardest minerals in the world. Pure quartz can be combined with pigments and resins to create non-porous slabs that are strong and match the beauty of natural quarry stones. Our stock collection of approximately 140 colors also comes from Cambria, one of the most-respected brand names in the industry.
Will the countertop have a laminated edge and do I require a sub-top?
The thickness of our available stocked stone and quartz countertop materials is 3cm. This allows for an edge that requires no additional sub-top buildup and no seamed-edge lamination.
How thick is 3cm?
3cm is approximately 1-1/4 inches in length. It is about the thickness of a half dollar when standing on its edge.
Can I put hot things on stone or quartz?
Generally, stone and quartz are very resistant to high temperatures. A tea kettle or a hot dish out of the microwave is typically not a threat, however, a 450° pot from the oven could result in damage.
Can quartz chip?
Under normal use it is very unlikely that your quartz countertop will ever chip. Edges are usually more susceptible to chipping than the middle of the surface, and if hit with enough force, chipping can occur. These occurrences are generally not covered by any manufacturing warranty, but would usually be repairable, depending on the size and scope of the chip or damage.
Will my quartz countertop be seamless?
Quartz is commonly manufactured and installed just like granite, so if a seam is required, it will not appear as seamless as solid surface countertops do. We attempt to avoid the use of seams whenever we can, but when necessary, our seams are consistent with the best in the industry.
Can I have an integrated sink with my quartz countertop?
There are unfortunately not any integrated sink options available for quartz countertops. Our recommendation would be a silgranite or stainless steel undermount sink for use with quartz countertops.
Will quartz products vary in color?
Quartz countertops are composed of 93% natural quartz and variations in the natural stone color, patterns, size, shape and shade are to be expected with quartz products.