What we refer to as Quartz, which is a naturally occuring mineral, is actually an engineered stone containing quartz (94%), the remainder being made up of resin, colourant and other minerals. These elements are combined to create the beautiful variations available to you . When comparing quartz and granite worktops, their qualities are rather similar, but not identical.
One advantage of quartz is its uniform structure and extensive selection of colours that allows designing a personalised kitchen. Among many light shades, white quartz is particularly popular because there is no pure white rock (e.g. granite) available in nature. Various shades of the wide colour range of quartz makes it easy to combine them and match them to many other materials.
Maintaining your quartz worktops is easy, you can simply wash them with a soft cloth and warm water. A mild soap can be used if desired however is not needed. We understand that sometimes spills do occur and can often be left to dry on the worktop. Any liquids that harden when they dry such as grease and/or paint should be removed be gently scraping away the residue with a blunt scraper. Then you can use a household vinegar/water solution with a non-abrasive cleaning pad to rinse the remaining residue from the surface.
Quartz worktops are non-porous, meaning that spills/stains are not absorbed into the surface making it stain resistant. Although you do need to avoid exposing your tops to any harsh chemicals. As Quartz is one of the hardest materials in nature, your worktops will not easily scratch and chip but we do always recommend using chopping boards to protect your surface. With a very small amount of care, your quartz worktops can look as good as they did the day they were first installed for years to come.