Quartz worktops are produced using a blend of normal quartz and epoxy tar. Normal quartz is the second most plentiful mineral in the world’s outside layer (just Feldspar is more normal) and has the general equation of SiO2. It is glasslike in nature, and an exceptionally hard material, but weak, and it is this hardness that given it a few incredible properties after the researchers get hold of it.
By blending in engineered polymers in with the stone, all way of benefits can be accomplished. The polymer is a sort of hard plastic (braggarts and kitchen upstands salemen would call it gum!) that ties the quartz gems together, much decreasing it’s fragility without undermining its hardness. The combination is roughly 93% stone and 7% man-made stuff, albeit this fluctuates somewhat from one producer to another.
Obviously, as it is man-made, the added substances can be any tone or surface – bringing about a welcome assortment of shades, tones and examples for your kitchen worktop.
The assembling system behind worktop quartz is profoundly robotized, depending on the most present day of apparatus to accomplish results.
To start with, the unrefined substances are taken care of into the blenders and mixed. It is at this stage that the colors and shades are added that give your worktop such a delightful brilliance. The squashed stone and added substances blend is kept to a severe formula, and just when the proportion is even and correct is it filled a shape – which is a standard piece size as utilized by kitchen worktop fitters.
Furthermore now the cool piece – the chunk is then exposed to north of 100 tons of tension under vacuum (in a vacuum to forestall air bubbles shaping in the stone). It is likewise vibrated which forestalls any layering or polarization which could negatively affect the strength of the material.