You MUST be curious!
Is it easy for a quartz countertop to crack?
The answer is Yes and NO!
Our engineered stone is composed of approximately 93% silica particles and 7% polyester resin. Its polyester resin binding agents allow some flexibility, preventing cracking under flexural pressure. As a result, it is easier for us to process and install all over Cyprus affordable countertops without any cracks.
However, buyers of quartz countertops need to be aware of 2 things. At G.Nicolaou, we make it a priority that our customers are aware of these two external factors that can cause unnecessary cracks to their countertops.
- Although more flexible, less porous, and harder, engineered stone can be affected by temperatures higher than 150°C. Sudden temperature changes can damage your quartz countertop. As a result, we always warn our customers not to place any hot pots and pans directly on the surface. Using a hot pad or trivet is always recommended.
- The polyester resin is not Ultraviolet (UV) stable.As a result, engineered stone should not be used outdoors. Continuous exposure to UV can cause discoloration of the stone, and breakdown of the resin binder
As long that you follow these 2 simple rules, you can rest assured that you will be able to enjoy your quartz countertop for years to come.