Is Calacatta Quartz Good Quality

Quartz Surfaces PMC1582

Durability

Calacatta quartz is a material that skills in resistance, very suitable to various high-stress requests.

It is resistant to scrapes and abrasions

At approximately 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, Calacatta quartz is considered one of the most durable surface materials in existence. It is a material in kitchen countertops works where even daily subjected to cutting knives and other utensils with sharp stalactites remains immaculately.

Heat and thermal shock resistance

Calacatta quartz can support temperatures up to 150 degrees Celsius without any damage. This characteristic is highly appreciated in a kitchen or an outdoor space, where the material must be able to withstand high temperatures and sudden changes of it.

Stone Surfaces PMC2365-Slab
Stone Surfaces PMC2365-Slab

Impact Strength

Calacatta Quartz can withstand a significant amount of energy without breaking. Especially for high-traffic applications or flooring applications, this is required as it can be physically tested under impact every day.

Longevity and Color Retention

It is very colorant and finish proof, the beauty of Calacatta quartz remains intact for a long time. This can be seen in its limited color deterioration even after prolonged exposure to UV light, which is typical for natural stones.

Maintenance Advantages

Calacatta quartz is a highly durable material and it also comes with many maintenance benefits.

Minimal Cleaning Requirements

Calacatta quartz features a non-porous surface that can cut down on maintenance time and harsh cleaning redirects. In environments such as hospitals or kitchens where hygiene must be tight, Calacatta quartz surfaces are only required to use mild soap and water so that they can remain clean which has been shown to reduce cleaning time by up to 30 horsepower compared with other counterface materials if it is more porous.

Resistance to Staining

Because it is non-porous, Calacatta quartz does not absorb these everyday elements that might cause permanent staining coffee, wine or oil. To put that into perspective, less than 0.5% of the stain penetrated on a quantitative assessment even after 24 hours exposure time. Adds up to an improvement well above other natural stone surfaces.

Long-term Cost Efficiency

By utilizing Calacatta quartz, you may save a lot of money by investing here. Less maintenance is required, and they last longer so the frequency of replacements are reduced.

Aesthetic Consistency and Appeal

With the use of Calacatta quartz, your practical work surface is more than just functioning; it adds complete worth throughlustrous visual uniformity and prominence. A favored choice for many, from designers to homeowners policy.

Uniform Color and Texture

Calacatta quartz offers a uniform color, unlike natural stone (Natural Stone often has lots of unwanted color variation from piece to another. ScaleOne of the main things scale provides for large spaces such as hotel lobbies, or corporate buildings is uniformity in design. Install projects data reveals that this dimensional accuracy also led an improvement in client satisfaction with a 40% rise relative to natural stone based installations.

Wide Range of Design Options

Granite Essence Quartz is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, some of which mimic the look of neutral stone (such as marble or granite). Its versatility allows it to complement a range of design styles - from modern minimalism all the way down to traditional. Because it can mix in custom elements (logos, color mixes), the new pattern is perfect for one-of-a-kind environments that emphasize brand identity.

Enhanced Light Reflection

The components of Calacatta quartz are scientifically engineered with shine-enhancing elements to provide an even better light reflection quality. This is a particularly desirable attribute in locations which need great light environments, like cooking areas and restrooms. Rooms featuring Calacatta quartz are deemed to be more than 25% brighter relative other places designed with less shiny or darker materials.

Stone Surfaces PMC1908
Stone Surfaces PMC1908

Sustainable Beauty

The process of manufacturing Calacatta quartz usually includes recycled materials, making for an environmentally friendly product that is as unique as the city center slabs or far-out single slab designs. It does not affect the durability and aesthetic of this great material even through continued usage.

Hygienic Properties

The hygienic properties of Calacatta Quartz are the basis for its widespread use in public places where a healthy environment is extremely important.

Non-porous surface

With its non-porous properties, Calacatta Quartz is also extremely scratch and abrasion resistant. It has a non-porous, flame-retardant surface and is also antimicrobial, not allowing bacteria, viruses and mold to grow and inhabit the surface like wood or sealed stone.

Cleaning and disinfection

Highly touched areas are always prone to microbial growth, and the smooth surface of Calacatta Quartz keeps them safe because there is no place for bacteria or viruses to hide in the porous pits. There is no need to use harsh chemicals, most of the time soapy water is enough to keep it clean.

Chemical resistance

This corrosion resistance makes Calacatta Quartz a popular material in many places such as hospitals, industrial kitchens and laboratories where chemical leaks are common. Calacatta Quartz has been tested for performance and when exposed to the most extreme chemicals used in traditional cleaning processes, they still maintain more than 98% of the quality of the polished surface, ensuring that they are more durable than other materials commonly seen in daily use.

Hypoallergenic Material

The advantage of Calacatta is that it is a non-porous and non-allergenic material, considered a friendlier choice for allergy sufferers. While other materials tend to trap allergens or dust, carpet simply releases it back into the air, making it ideal for keeping your home clean.

Comparison with Other Materials

Calacatta Quartz is unmatched in its own unique way, and it’s unmatched when compared to any leading countertop material—granite, marble, or laminate.

Compared to Granite

While granite continues to be a favorite for its strength and one-of-a-kind patterns, Calacatta Quartz is the way to go if you want uniformity and low maintenance. Unlike quartz, which is nonporous and doesn’t require sealing, granite requires periodic resealing or you risk staining and harmful bacterial growth. Quartz countertops are about 10% more resistant to scratches and chips than granite.

Compared to Marble

Marble is a beautiful choice, but it may not be the most practical material for your home countertops. Marble is also fragile: it requires regular sealing and can be etched with acid. Calacatta Quartz has a surface integrity that can be achieved without special treatment, and it will save you more time and effort than Carrara marble in high-use areas. Quartz maintains about a 15% advantage in wear resistance over marble, and also offers more than a 20% improvement in deep staining.

Stone Surfaces PMC2282-Slab
Stone Surfaces PMC2282-Slab

Compared to Laminate

Laminate countertops are a more affordable option; they are not as durable or heat resistant as Calacatta Quartz. Laminate scratches, chips, and is affected by heat - it wears away over time, while quartz can withstand heat up to 150 degrees Celsius without damage. Quartz offers a more luxurious look and design flexibility that other laminates cannot offer. A quartz installation can increase a property's value by 5% compared to laminate because it looks superior and enters the upgrade phase.

Compared to Solid Surface

Solid surface materials, such as Corian, are great for waterproofing and seamless finishes, and can be repaired if scratched or damaged. But their heat resistance and hardness are not even close to that of Calacatta Quartz. The higher hardness of Calacatta Quartz makes it more durable and less susceptible to wear and tear than Natura Stone Model Serra in high-traffic environments such as commercial kitchens or busy bathrooms.

About Panmin

PANMIN is an innovative manufacturer of artificial quartz slabs. PANMINQUARTZ® is man-made quartz surfaces from PANMIN, which can be applied in residential and commercial interior decoration including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities and office table. 

Currently, we have three factories, two in China and one in Cambodia to provide sufficient services to our customers.

For more information about PANMIN, please refer to our contact page and we should get back to you ASAP.

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