Quartz & Its Features
WHAT IS MANUFACTURED QUARTZ?
Manufactured Quartz is an engineered stone. Fashioned from a mixture of crushed quartz and other various resin and bonding materials, quartz is a non-porous surface that resists scratches and is easy to maintain. It requires none of the annual sealing that is needed to extend the life of a natural stone product like granite or marble.
There are many different manufacturers of this same product, each of them offering their own unique characteristics. Depending on your need and price range, there is a perfect quartz line for each customer’s taste.
- Maintenance free – no sealing required
- Resists heat, scratches & stains
- Consistent slab sizing & material color allows for easy design
- This product is not rated to be installed outdoors. Direct sunlight will eventually break down the resins in the material. This is one of the only downsides to choosing Quartz.
SLAB SIZES & THICKNESS OF MATERIAL
Slab length can range from approximately 118″-132″
Slab height can range from approximately 54″- 65.5″
Slabs are available in two different thicknesses….
2cm (approx. 3/4”)
3cm (approx. 1&1/4”)
3cm Quartz can have a maximum overhang of 12” from the cabinet without any additional support.
2cm Quartz can have a maximum overhang of 7” from the cabinet without any additional support.
If a larger overhang is requested, then additional counter supports will be necessary.
With additional approved supports, the overhang can extend past the support up to 5”.
See full natural stone and man-made stone Fabrication and Installation Warranty.