Industry Comparisons

Quartz Laminate Natural Stone
Scratch Resistant * *
Stain Resistant * *
Heat and Burn Resistant *
Low Maintenance *
Non Porous * *
Mold and Mildew Resistant * *
Color Consistency * *
Resistant to Household
Chemicals, Acids and Solvents

What to Avoid

Avoid exposing your Quartz surface to strong chemicals and solvents, especially solvents that contain trichlorethane or methylene chloride. Avoid furniture cleaners and paint strippers, nail polish remover, permanent markers and ink, bleach and oven cleaners.

Quartz is extremely scratch resistant but not indestructible. Avoid use as a cutting board.

Mother of Pearl (Lido, Poloperla)

The mother of Pearl natural product (mostly calcium carbonate) is unpredictable in composition and may react with strong acids. Avoid acids and acidic cleaners. Neutral cleaners are best. Acidic foods such as lemon or tomato juice, Vinegar, red wine, etc. should not be left on these surfaces and should be wiped off as quickly as possible. Rarely smaller pieces of pearl may dislodge from the slab. This does not constitute a defect and the void can be filled with a suitable material.

Intense Heat

Although quartz is extremely resistant to moderate hot temperatures, it may be damaged by sudden or prolonged extreme heat. This can cause thermal shock resulting in a crack. Extreme heat may also discolor some of the darker colors. Therefore it is recommended that you avoid direct contact with hot items. Trivets or hot pads should always be used. It is also not advisable to place electric fry pans, kettles or woks directly on the stone surface for the same reason as poorly designed appliances might overheat.

Stain Resistance

Acetic acid (aqueous solution 10%) no visible effect
Acetone no visible effect
Ammonia (aqueous solution 10%) no visible effect
Red Wine no visible effect
Citric Acid (aqueous solution 10%) no visible effect
Detergent solution no visible effect
Coffee (at 80 C) no visible effect
Cloramine T (aqueous solution 2.5%) no visible effect
Permanent Marker (Paper mate) stain
Ethanol (aqueous solution 48%) no visible effect
Ethyl-butyl acetate (1:1) no visible effect
Olive Oil no visible effect
Coke no visible effect
Sodium carbonate (aqueous solution 10%) no visible effect
Sodium chloride (aqueous solution 10%) no visible effect
Tea (1t 80C) no visible effect
Condensed Mile no visible effect
Lager Beer no visible effect


Actual Nominal
Slabs 140cm x 305cm x 1.3cm 55″ x 120″ x ½”
140cm x 305cm x 2cm 55″ x 120″ x ¾”
140cm x 305cm x 3cm 55″ x 120″ x 1 ¼”
Slabs 30cm x 30cm x 1cm 12″ x 12″ x 3/8″
30cm x 60cm x 1cm 12″ x 24″ x 3/8″
30cm x 60cm x 1cm 12″ x 48″ x 3/8″
30cm x 60cm x 1cm 12″ x 24″ x 3/8″
40cm x 40cm x 1cm 16″ x 16″ x 3/8″
60cm x 60cm x 1cm 24″ x 24″ x 3/8″
30cm x 120cm x 1cm 12″ x 48″ x 3/8″
60cm x 120cm x 1cm 24″ x 48″ x 3/8″
120cm x 120cm x 1cm 48″ x 48″ x 3/8″


  • Countertops
  • Backsplashes
  • Floors
  • Wall Covering
  • Raised Flooring
  • Food Service Areas
  • Transaction Tops
  • Tables
  • Desk Tops
  • Fireplace Mantels and surrounds
  • Shower and Tub Surrounds
  • Stair Treads
  • Mosaics
  • Fountains
  • Thresholds
  • Windowsills
  • Elevator surrounds
  • Coffee tables
Contact Us

Stone Marketing & Design Service Inc.<br/> T: 905 264-9242 F: 905 264-1982<br/> TOLL FREE 1-833-361-3194<br/><br/>

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