What are quartz stone countertops?
Quartz stone countertops are a type of solid surface that is made by mixing ground up quartz powder and resin. Under immense pressure and heat, they form a solid slab that exhibits the remarkable qualities of solid quartz. During this process, pigments are often added to give the slab a natural look that resembles natural minerals such as granite and marble. Quartz countertops have always been the preferred choice due to their immense durability and high customizability. On top of being able to replicate the looks of many different natural minerals, quartz countertops also offer durability and ease of maintenance.
Why you should get COMPAC quartz countertops
1. Outstanding durability
Scoring a respectable 7 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, quartz is among one of the more durable and resistant minerals there is. Good quality quartz countertops always contain at least 90% natural quartz for increased durability. Taking it one step further, COMPAC countertops are made with 95%-98% natural quartz. This means that their countertops are naturally more durable and resistant due to the higher mineral composition.
The manufacturing process uses high heat and a unique vacuum vibrocompression technique that creates a solid slab that is flawless, highly resistant and decorative. With high resistance to scratches and knocks, COMPAC slabs are suitable for most household surfaces. Just be sure to get your countertops from an authorized COMPAC quartz distributor for optimal installation.
2. Zero Porosity
Quartz countertops are most frequently used as kitchen countertops. This is because the resin that is used as a binder for the quartz has a smooth and non-porous surface. Other than looking extremely polished, this also means that they will not have tiny crevices or indents that can trap moisture and dirt. The non-porous surface will make sure that a simple wipe will leave the surface sparkling clean. COMPACT quartz countertops have surfaces with zero porosity. This prevents bacteria buildup and what you get is a hygienic solid surface that requires minimal maintenance.
3. Food resistant
Another reason that makes quartz stone countertops such a popular choice as a kitchen solid surface is that the slabs are highly food resistant. The resin binders are not only non-porous, but are also chemically stable. This means that you are safe from any clumsy eaters and spilled drinks. Resistant to fats, oils and acids from food, COMPAC quartz countertops make the ideal surface for any household. Even if you spilled wine, tomato ketchup or even lemon juice, you do not have to worry about any chemical reaction that could potentially damage the surface. The non-porous surface also prevents any build up of food residue which could show up as nasty and unsightly stains.
A long standing criticism of quartz countertops is the lack of variety in terms of colour and design. However, that is now a thing of the past now. Modern day quartz countertops are available in an assortment of designs and colours. COMPAC quartz countertops take this one step further by offering not just colours and pigments, but also the surface finish that you prefer. COMPAC has created a wide colour palette and textures that will be able to satisfy any interior design requirements. With unique decorative qualities, they are even able to replicate the natural beauty of minerals such as granite and marble. Choose your own preferred design and finish to have a truly unique piece that integrates seamlessly with your interior space.
5. BIO resin
As compared to conventional quartz countertop slabs, COMPAC uses a unique BIO resin that is specifically designed for their countertops. With extensive research and development done across a wide spectrum of resin materials, the BIO resin is successfully derived from plant based sources. A renewable source is a significant hallmark in the industry as it is now pointing towards a sustainable future in the industry. Other than being sustainable, the BIO resin also has lower shrinkage and internal stresses. This allows the slab to have higher impact and scratch resistance alongside better flexibility. A natural plant based source also creates zero emissions of chemical fumes. This makes them quality quartz countertops that are safe and healthy for any household.
Where can I get one?
If you are convinced that COMPAC’s quality quartz countertops are for you, then you should definitely look for an authorized dealer that is well-known and skilled. Luxx Newhouse is currently the sole distributor for COMPAC’s series of quartz stone countertops. Established way back in 1994, they have more than 20 years of experience as a countertop specialist. Being the premier COMPAC quartz distributor, you can now browse through their extensive catalogue and select the right one for you. If you are unsure, professional consultation is also available to make sure that you get the most suitable one for your interior space.