Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals on the Earth’s crust and it comes in a very wide range of qualities. To determine the quality of Quartz we use the Mohs scale, which compares the hardness of minerals depending on their capacity to score the surface of softer minerals. Quartz is in position 7 under the hardest elements Diamonds (10), Corundum (sapphire) (9) and Topaz (8).
What makes Urban Quartz different?
Urban Quartz is a surface that is composed of up to 93% natural Quartz and 7% pigments and resins. This process is called ‘engineered stone’ and it works using vacuum vibrocompression optaining a meterial with high resistance and decorative qualities.
By manufacturing our material in this way we achieve the following advantages:
- High Resistance to abrasion and scratching
- Non porous – preventing the absorption of water or other liquid ensuring a bacteria free work-surface
- Resistance to fats, oils and acids from foods
- Low cost to clean and maintain
- Ideal material for domestic and commercial kitchen environments, as well as use in bathrooms, floors and walls.