Quartz tiles should be a chief contender if you’re looking for durability, reliability and modern elegance for any area of your home. Quartz has steadily become a perfect candidate for kitchen countertops and bench areas alongside granite. Quartz comes in an amazing variety of colours, its ease of maintenance and strong resilience makes it the perfect choice for kitchens, entryways, bathrooms and staircases. Quartz tiles are highly resistant to scratches, chipping and cracking, which make it easier to transport and install.
Quartz stone is a man-made engineered stone formed by combining 90% ground quartz (a natural hard mineral) with 8-10% resins, polymers, and pigments. This forms a very hard granite-like surface. Quartz can tolerate heat without burning or scorching, however it is still advised to use trivets or protective pads for extreme heat such as hot pots and pans. Quartz tiles are also highly stain proof, and can hold its own against coffee, oil and wine. This can provide an advantage against natural stone tiles which need sealing. Quartz tiles also make it very difficult for bacteria and pathogens to develop, making it very safe and a perfect material for moist environments.