Quartz Fact Sheet
Quartz is durable and more resistant to surface damage than other stone. However, all stone can be damaged by force and no stone is chip proof. Objects hitting edges, particularly at sinks or dishwashers, may cause chips. Though a minor knife slip will dull the knife and not harm quartz, no stone surface is scratch proof. Surface markings are more visible on monotone designs than multi-colored design surfaces.
Quartz is not a seamless product; seams are visible. Where there are seams the product pattern and shade will change.
Natural stone surfaces can be damaged by sudden and/or rapid change of temperature, especially near the edges, as well as direct and/or sustained heating of the top. Quartz may not withstand the direct transfer of heat from pots and pans and other cooking units such as electric frying pans and griddles, slow cookers, roaster ovens, and heat lamps. Therefore, the use of a closed-weave hot pad or solid trivet like a bread board is always recommended to prevent heating the product.
Quartz is not a structural support material and must be supported in every application. 2cm and 3cm thicknesses are for countertops; 1cm thicknesses are for horizontal and vertical surface finishes such as walls, tub and shower surrounds, fireplaces, and tub decks.
Semi-polished finishes (1cm) will not shine, and will soil and appear to stain from soiling.
Summary: Quartz has many useful applications in both kitchen and bathroom applications. It is a stunningly beautiful “space age” material that can last for a lifetime!
Maintaining Quartz is Easy
Simply wash with a soft cotton cloth and warm water, and mild soap if desired.
DO NOT expose, in use or otherwise, quartz to abrasive, strong alkaline, acid, free radicals, oxidizers, or cleaners of the like (whether high, neutral, or low pH). Various chemicals are corrosive and/or erosive in their ability to attack any structure. Be very aware of these potential damages to its surface.
Quartz IS NOT heat proof, chemical proof, or fracture proof in any form. Be aware of damaging exposure to these potential damaging acts upon your Cambria.
DO NOT use or expose quartz to such products, including, but not limited to, bleach, oven cleaners, Comet:registered:, Soft Scrub:registered:, S.O.S.:registered: pads, products with pumice, batteries, paint removers, furniture strippers, tarnish or silver cleaners, or the like. DO NOT use abrasive or harsh scrub pads. DO NOT apply any sealers, penetrants or topical treatments to quartz under any circumstances. Such products will wear off and cause the gloss to appear dull or inconsistent.
Variation in the natural quartz stone color, pattern, size, shape, and shade are unique and inherent characteristics of this product. Color blotches are intended and created into many designs to enhance the natural beauty. Samples are small select cuts from a slab; they do not fully exhibit all the design characteristics of the final installed product. These variations do not affect performance and do not qualify for product replacement.