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QUARTZ STONE: Know more about Engineered Quartz Stone

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In order to provide a better surface solution for their existing building material customers, several factories of Morbi have started manufacturing unit for quartz stone.  

Quartz stone is now much preferred for any type of building surfaces: kitchen top, vanity top, bench-top, platforms, floors or walls.

Below we are proving some useful information for this new generation building material.

What is a need of "making a stone" in factory?

Since centuries natural stones such as granites, marbles have been used in residential or commercial area for its beauty and elegance.

However, even though it is strong, durable, scratch and heat resistant, it has some characteristics which don’t make it a "perfect surface solution".

Below are some of the key dis-advantages for using natural stone…

  • They are having small pores and hence they are not stain resistant if they are not properly sealed or resealed from time to time.

  • It contains small pits and natural fractures that may appear to be cracks, although these are inherent features.

  • Besides, they are subject to tone/shade deviation and it is not easy to achieve smooth transition in the range of shades when it is used in large floors/areas.

An alternative to natural stone is engineered quartz stone which is also durable but without the less desirable characteristics of natural stone.

What is quartz?
Quartz is a natural mineral. It’s MOH (Measurement of Hardness) scale is 7.0. Granite is ranked 6 on the scale.

What is "ENGINEERED" Quartz stone?
Quartz (as a mineral) exists naturally in clusters BUT you can’t make huge stone blocks like a rock. This makes it unsuitable for use in its natural form in countertops or other large slab applications. This means that it needs to be converted into another form i.e. engineered stone, to make it usable in such applications.

Engineered quartz stone (a.k.a. reconstituted or re-composed stone) is manufactured from a mix of quartz aggregate chips, a resin binder (typically unsaturated polyester), pigments and additives (such as mirror flakes, glass chips).

Engineered stone slabs and counter tops are available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and even textures. Its texture can be fine or coarse, depending on how it is processed, and can be combined with glass and other reflective materials for a sparkling finish. They are increasingly popular in high-end applications combining the benefits of granite’s durability and non-porous nature of quartz.

Unique advantages when using quartz stone

  • Match making process (of floor and counter-top) can be easy because patterns of engineered stones have consistent pattern, texture and color.

  • Porous surface (of natural stone) is prone to fungus growth. So it is best for area where we need more hygiene.

  • The high MOH scale and better scratch resistance properties make the quartz stone better material for heavy traffic area.

  • When using natural stone, we need to perform expensive & time consuming stage called "dry lay" because there is no consistency in natural stone. When using quartz stone, this can be avoided.


The quartz are made in SLABS and then cut (in TILES) as per user’s specification. Sometimes users ask for full slabs in order to cut at their premises.

Common slab size:
3000x1300mm
3000x1500mm
3200x1600mm

Common Tiles size:
300x600mm
600x600mm
800x800mm
………………………..Any other sizes possible

Thickness:
12mm, 15mm, 20mm, 30mm

Edges: There are many type of edge profiles are possible in quartz stone such as Bullnose, Bevel, Pencil, Dupont, Ogee edge etc


Manufacturers: The factories which makes quartz stone are as under (in alphabetical order)


               


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