No. Quartz is a man made product and does not have to be sealed. Also, quartz (Engineered Stone) has a nonporous surface that resists scratches.
Even though some say you have to seal your granite every six months, it is only necessary to seal it once a year.
Soap and warm water will do just fine. However, we recommend putting Murphy’s Oil Soap in a spray bottle and diluting it 1-4 with water. It not only cleans it, but helps keep your granite sealed.
Granite can take high levels of heat but is not necessarily heat proof. We recommend not putting a hot pan directly onto your granite for the simple fact that it could potentially crack the granite do to the rapid temperature change.
We recommend not using anything that has an acidic acid in it such as Clorox, Lysol or any chemically strong cleaner. This may eat through the sealer and soak through to the granite.
Health physicists and radiation experts explain that most granite countertops emit radon and radiation at a very low level that is not harmful to the human body.
Both are very comparable in price; however it just depends on the color chosen. Granite that has more veining and more movement is usually more expensive than granite with a very tight grain. The price of Quartz is based on color as well, even though it will always have a tight grain, simply because it is man made.
No. Marble is very porous compared to granite. It is comparable to granite in price but usually requires more maintenance, as it easily stains and can be scratched.
Granite continues to be used and approved in food and medical applications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has no records of granite harboring bacteria.
No. They all consist of 93% quartz and 7% resin. However, different companies offer different colors. Some are more enhanced to appear as a natural stone and some are not.
Most stains can be removed. Even oil stains can usually be removed using a paste that will draw out the oil from the stone. We recommend mixing a paste together of Baking Soda and Dawn dish soap. Place the paste ¼” thick over the stain and cover with cellophane. You should tape off the cellophane and poke a few small holes in it with a toothpick. Leave it on there for 24 hours and then remove. For best results, go ahead and reseal the granite where it had been stained.