Quartz and Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Quartz is one of the hardest materials on earth; actually it is the most plentiful mineral in Earth's "continental crust" and is the most abundant and common mineral found on Earth's surface. It's hardness 7 on 'Mohs scal' and comes from Sedimentary and uneven rocks Environment. The Quartz crystals are prevalently big and blameless. There are many types of Quartz with lots of colors and differences, such as Rock Crystal – which is a Colorless, transparent sort of Quartz, Rutilated Quartz – is a yellow with a shaped like a needle blinker style and Smoky Quartz – which is almost black , dark type of Quartz.

In few places in the world -the basic mineral can be found mixed with other minerals and natural materials such as Calcite, Fluorapatite (mostly in Afghanistan), Ilvaite (in Russia). Quartz also goes by the name of Silica (which depicts Quartz, Opal & Chalcedony).

In 1987 Caesar Stone Company established near the Caesarea Maritima – the ancient Roman city in Israel, they were the first manufactures of quartz slabs for kitchen usually distributed as quartz countertop by different models, and a few more uses. Their surface slabs are made to be easy to transport, fabricate and building for the fair home kitchen.

Quartz is one of nature's hardest fabrics – and is the main component in the Quartz surfaces. Companies like CS caused a major change in the surfaces market by making brand new type of surfaces out of Quartz in the mid 80's. The Quartz surfaces were made from nearly 93% natural quartz mixture and sum of tint and increased polymer resins.

When comes to kitchen quartz counter top from any kind is rigid and harder than modern granite surfaces, also few times more elastic and resist cracking or breaking.