Corian Quartz: Calcatta Natura
Some familiar brands include, Pental, Cambria, Silestone, Caesarstone, Zodiaq, Hanstone, Corian Quartz and Viatera. Quartz countertop surfacing material is approximately 93% pure quartz crystals, which give the product depth and radiance without the imperfections of natural stone.
Quartz is extremely durable and scratch resistant because quartz is one of the strongest minerals. Custom-fit to your exact specifications and virtually maintenance free, quartz is perfect for your home.
Options – Choose from many options that make your countertop truly custom:
- Finish– Polish or Honed
- Edge Profiles
- Splash – Set-on or Tile
- Sink Type – Top Mount, Undermount and Farmhouse
Stain Resistance – Quartz combines the non-porous surface with natural materials to make for a virtual maintenance free product. The smooth, nonporous surface of quartz resists even the toughest stains and will retain its luster for many years without the need for sealants or waxes.
Heat Resistance – Quartz surfacing is very heat resistant. However, it is not heat proof. We do not recommend setting any extremely hot cookware directly on any countertop surface. The extreme change in temperature can cause damage. A hot pad or trivet is recommended.
Cutting and Abrasion – Because of the high content of naturally hard crystals, quartz can withstand many cuts and abrasions that would otherwise scratch your counter surface. Although we don’t recommend using it as a cutting board, this material is very resistant to cutting and abrasion.
Impact – Although quartz can withstand impact, if a hard impact does occur, edges can chip.
Food Safe – Unlike granite, quartz surfacing material has been certified by NSF International for use as a food preparation surface. Cambria is non-porous, making cleanup easy and preventing food and moisture from penetrating its surface — the main source of growth for harmful bacteria.