Are Quartz Countertops in Toronto Resistant to Heat?
In Toronto, Quartz countertops are an up-and-coming choice for finishing kitchens and bathrooms. That isn’t surprising since it’s beautiful and easy to maintain, but you may also be curious about the resilience of quartz and durability with everyday use.
For homeowners considering quartz, a common question is whether this material can stand up to heat. In the kitchen, you’ll frequently have hot pots, pans, plates of food, and even potential hot liquidspills. Bathroom surfaces must also be heat-resistant if you set hot styling tools like straighteners or curling irons on them.
Heat Resistant to a Point
Quartz is indeed heat-resistant, but when temperatures reach above 150 degrees, it becomes possible to burn the resin that binds the natural quartz crystals into shape. The result is a white discolouration that permanently marks the damaged location. You can easily prevent surface changes from hot items with kitchen accessories like table mats, trivets, or reinforced hot pads.
When it comes to steam or radiant heat from stove tops and hot taps, damage is unlikely. Hot spills like coffee or soup can be cleaned without worrying about stains because the surface is non-porous. When you visit our showroom or book a consultation at Quartex Surfaces, we’ll take the time to get to know you and understand your needs. If you have any concern about the heat resistance of Toronto quartz countertops,our friendly staff will be pleased to advise you on simple measures to protect your investment.
Easy to Clean and Maintain
These surfaces are non-porous, unlike granite. That means you can quickly clean up with soap and water and skip the specialized cleaning products. You never have to worry about bacterial growth in your quartz countertops because bacteria causing agents cannot penetrate and multiply beneath the surface. You’ll always have peace of mind that your quartz is as clean as it looks!
Quartz is highly scratch resistant, too. We recommend using cutting boards because it is not good for your knives if you cut directly on your countertops. It is possible to leave a scratch or chip on the surface if you’re unusually rough and diamond or topaz rings can scratch it.
Compared to natural stone materials, quartz is far easier to maintain and does not require sealing to display a beautiful finish.
Incredible Strength And Variety
While there are limits to the level of heat your quartz countertops in Toronto can withstand, the overall benefits of this material make it a top choice for many homeowners and designers. Quartz is one of the most durable countertop materials available on the market, measuring as tough as granite with a rating of 7 on the Mohs index of hardness.
As a manufactured product, quartz can also be engineered in a stunning variety of colours and styles. You can choose a natural-looking design that mimics authentic stone, or you can select bold hues that match your ideal décor. Our expansive showroom will inspire you, and our staff will be available to work with you through your whole project from designing to installing and beyond with our “limited lifetime warranty” on all Quartex Surfaces products.