Q Quartz Stone Countertops for Kitchen
By Guila Lopez
MSI QUARTZ. WHAT IS IT AND WHERE IS IT FROM?
You have probably heard about and seen quartz if you have had the opportunity to carry out a little research about countertop materials. But have you ever heard about MSI quartz? Is it any different from the normal quartz you know? That is what we are going to talk about but before, let’s get to know Quartz better as a material before we dive into what is MSI Quartz and where it is made.
Quartz is a totally man-made stone that has overcome quite a number of shortcomings natural stones had. One of these is the fact that natural stones had a very limited range of colors. We could say nature didn’t deem it fit to add colors as the stones are already beautiful just the way they are. However, sometimes, change is needed. Generally, either white in different shades or dark, they were not of great use to those that needed colorful countertops whereas, Quartz is available in several colors. Another great advantage it offers is that it can look like marble with the highly sought-after properties of Quartz.
Also, as compared to a multitude of other countertop materials, Quartz does not need to be coated and hence requires a lot less maintenance.
Where and how is MSI Quartz Made?
Natural quartz, which is abundant throughout the world, is probably the hardest non-gem material.
To produce slabs, it is combined with pigment, glass, various minerals, granite and resin using a manufacturing process that involves vacuum, compression, and vibration.
All of this allows the dry mixture of materials to be mixed together in an aggregate, then compacted. The slabs are then heat-cured to harden the material. Next, the production line processes the material for uniformity, honed edges, and polishes it to the desired result. This creates a finished product of uniform dimensions and composition, in a variety of thicknesses.
The resulting surface material can be manufactured in different quartz countertop color. It is impervious to moisture and resistant to mold, mildew, and bacteria. It’s also highly scratch-resistant and heat-tolerant. This simply means that with time, your countertop might still look as good as new.
Firstly, it’s uniform and can be manufactured in many different sizes and thicknesses, allowing for seamless installations. Contemporary quartz countertops are nonporous and never requires sealing. It’s also much less expensive than many natural stone surfaces, because it can be manufactured at need.
MSI Quartz can be used for basically anything. From kitchen countertops to bathroom vanities. Most of the people that have used quartz so far have been left entirely satisfied as it costs less than any natural stone at the level of maintenance, and also it lasts longer. If you are still hesitant, know that there is no reason to as quartz is always a safe option.