Quartz is one of the most commonly found minerals. Its deposits are deep into Earth’s crust spread all over and present in most of the geological formations. You can find quartz in granite, sandstone or shale. Interestingly, quartz is chemically and physically resistant to the natural processes of weathering. In practice, it means that when quartz is formed into a rock and the rock is subjected to the process of erosion quartz minerals don’t wither but are accumulated in the rock surroundings like the soil, water or beaches. Major suppliers of quartz are the United States and Brazil. Natural and pure quartz is hardly to be found. Its deposits are frequently chemically impure, and therefore need to undergo the process of manufacturing in order to be further used. Pure quartz crystals, the so called gemstones are rarely found.
Quartz becoming a worktop
How grains of quartz found in rocks or around them become what we know as quartz worktops? As it’s mentioned above quartz in the natural state is most frequently impure. In order to be suitable for further processing it needs to be carefully engineered. What does this process involve? Applying the newest techniques quartz is basically fortified with resin and made into solid product. Simply visualise crushed grains of quartz which are bound together by resin – which serves as a glue. Then, an industrial machine forms quartz slabs. Then, quartz slabs undergo a few more manufacturing processes like cleaning and polishing. Finally, they’re ready to be used for different applications. Quartz slabs can be cut into bathroom worktops, kitchen countertops, slabs ready to serve as flooring or wall cladding. Final product of engineering is frequently called agglomerate.
Quartz worktops in London
In the end quartz worktops in London are formed and designed for our customer needs, you can see more on pmgranite.co.uk website. Quartz worktops can take many different forms depending on individual design. Quartz is perfectly suitable material for kitchen worktops due its qualities. As an engineered stone quartz worktops are available in a variety of colours, even those non-naturally occurring hues. Since it’s being manufactured its structure is also hardened. Quartz worktops are therefore durable and have hard surfaces, which are difficult to scratch or be damaged by impacts. They are also completely non-porous. They don’t absorb any liquids so you don’t have to worry about accidental spills etc. Quartz doesn’t also need any special maintenance to stay clean and in good condition. It’s also antibacterial so you can get really comfortable if you decide to furnish your kitchen with quartz worktop. Quartz worktops in London are abundant so take your time and choose what suits you best.