Quartz, or engineered stone countertops have become a popular choice in recent years. Quartz countertops are made by combining ground natural quartz, resin, binders and the desired colorant. A ratio of 93% quartz to 7% resin and pigments is generally used.
Quartz countertops are heat resistant but not heat-proof, so the counter can withstand limited exposure to hot items. A steaming mug of coffee or a warm plate of food isn’t going to cause a problem. However, a searing hot pot or frying pan placed directly on a quartz countertop could damage it. Prolonged exposure to high heat can leave marks or discoloration on the countertop. We suggest using a trivet or hot pad to maintain the quality of your countertop. Quartz is not suitable for exterior applications. If installed outdoors, it can be damaged by prolonged exposure to direct sunlight and heat.
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