Quartz is a solid material, which is made up of oxygen atoms and silicon and is considered as the second in rank of the most abundant minerals found in the earth’s crust.
It is a premium quality material mostly used for kitchen designs, kitchen countertops, kitchen siding, bathroom countertops, bathroom siding, shower trays, and integrity sinks.
There are different companies who make use of the innovative technology in making quartz as designs and materials for kitchen and bathroom tiles. They are following a definite manufacturing process to make sure they can produce a high-quality product, which can compete in today’s industry.
Caesarstone Ltd. manufacturer was the first company who developed the quartz surface in the year 1987, in SdotYam, Israel. They recently establish a new plant in Richmond Hill, Georgia last May 27, 2015, and they are now selling their product in 42 countries all over the world.
Caesarstone material is made up of 93% natural quartz and a mixture of raw materials like polymers and pigments. They also have a variety of colors to choose from like bright brown, white, beige, and dark grey.
Cambria is a family-owned quartz business and American-made company. Stan Davis and his family in Eden Prairie, Minnesota established it in the year 2000. Their product is primarily made up of 93% quartz combined with 7% dyes and epoxy binder. They have several colors like grey, black and white and most are monochromatic and can be match with overall kitchen design.
They have a total of 133 designs in 9 distinct collections. Currently, they are using a silo, which is located in US 169 and situated between Le Sueur and St. Peter, as their site to sell their products and they repainted it with their Cambria logo.
PentalQuartz is made using the innovative technology from Breton Spa, Italy. This solid material is composed of natural quartz bonded with a high-quality form of polymer resins. Its surface is non-porous to make it resistant to heat, stains, scratches, and water.
The colors are rated as NSF/51 and the others like Sparkling Grey, Sparkling White, and Sparkling Black are rated as NSF for the splash zone. NSF 51 is a global organization that inspects and certifies materials and products that come in contact with food or water.
The Spanish company created Silestone Cosentino, a global producer and distributor of natural stones in 1990. Their material is made up of a combination of 90% natural quartz and the rest are raw materials like resins, pigments, and polymers.
They produce 90 colors with 3 kinds of textures, which are volcano, suede, and polished. This material is resistant to stains, lemon juice, oil, and many products used daily.
This company is headquartered in Europe and produces a large production of high-quality quartz called Bohemiastone in Czech Republic because of its hygienic tiles, slabs, and surfaces.
Currently, this company is a member of Worldwide Agglomerated Stone Manufacturers Association, which is a worldwide organization who set standards for the safety of the product and artificial stones.