Quartz for your Shower Jambs
When it comes to interior design, one of the most important rooms in any home is a luxurious and inviting bathroom.
Whether you are a homeowner, designer, or contractor, it is important to choose high quality materials for your bathroom renovation to ensure the longevity of your design. In terms of durability and ease of maintenance, there is no greater material than quartz, an engineered stone surface comprised of 93% to 95% natural quartz crystals and 5% to 7% pigments and polymer resins. At Quartex Surfaces in Toronto, we have an extensive collection of quartz designs to choose from for every part of your bathroom design, from your vanity, to your shower walls, bathtub surround, and shower jambs.
Why Choose Quartz for your Shower Jambs?
Shower jambs are the framing that lines the side of your shower door. As such, they face significant stress daily, as the door of your shower is opened and closed several times each day. Thus, it is important to choose a durable material that can handle every day wear and tear. In addition, while it is often overlooked, shower jambs are also an important design element, which can help to tie in your overall design scheme including your choice of vanity countertop and shower walls. Quartz is the best choice of material for your shower jambs due to its incredible resilience, non-porous nature, and design appeal.
Quartz is quickly gaining popularity due to its unbeatable resilience, which makes it an optimal material for your shower jambs. In fact, it is rated 7.0 on Moh’s Hardness Scale, which quantifies scratch resistance, coming in just below materials such as diamonds, topaz, and sapphires. While many comparable materials such as granite and marble stain easily, quartz is stain resistant, which makes it an ideal choice for your shower jambs, which are regularly exposed to water. We back up the resilience of our products by offering a “lifetime limited warranty” against manufacturer defects for as long as you are the original owner of the surface.
Another advantage of quartz is that it is non-porous, which makes it an extremely hygienic material. While natural stone is a coveted material for bathroom renovations, it is susceptible to bacteria, mildew, and mold, which makes it difficult to keep clean and germ free. Conversely, bacteria causing agents are unable to infiltrate quartz’s surface due to its non-porous nature. As a result, you can have peace of mind that your shower is clean and sanitary for your family’s daily use.
Easy to Maintain
While many of our designs bear a striking resemblance to natural stone, they are much easier to maintain. Materials such as granite and marble typically require the use of a specialized cleanser, however, quartz can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth or towel and a gentle soap. Additionally, we can customize the size of the quartz used for your shower jamb so just one panel is used. This means that your shower jamb will be much stronger, and less grout is required than would be necessary for standard shower tiles, aiding in the ease of its maintenance. Other comparable materials require regular re-sealing, waxing or polishing, however, quartz does not require sealing, so no time-consuming upkeep is required.
At Quartex Surfaces, we carry quartz in a wide range of colours and styles, which work well in any space. Whether your design aesthetic is classic or contemporary, we have a material that will meet your needs. Our customer care team will work with you to help you find the best material for your shower jambs, coordinating it with other design elements including your bathroom vanity, bathtub surrounds, and shower wall and ensuring that it works within your budget. Unlike natural stones such as marble or granite, the manufacturing process used for quartz allows suppliers to prepare this material in a wide range of colours. Regardless of whether you prefer natural finishes such as river rock and pebble beach or more unique materials such as Modena fog or cielo macaubas, our selection of quartz is sure to appeal to your design sensibility. Although quartz is often associated with contemporary design because of its minimalistic look, it can make an excellent addition to a classic or traditional bathroom.
Maintaining your Quartz Shower Jambs
One of the greatest advantages of quartz is the minimal maintenance it requires. While this is certainly true, it is still necessary to take some precautions to ensure the longevity of your investment. Quartz is resistant to most stains but products such as hair dye can leave a mark if they penetrate its surface. If dyes or other harsh products come into contact with your quartz shower jambs, they should be rinsed immediately. Although a special cleanser is not required, it is important to avoid the use of harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaners including those that contain bleach, strong alkaline, acid, free radicals, oxidizers or any high, neutral, or low pH cleaners. Mold, mildew, and bacteria will not penetrate quartz’s surface; however, soap scum can build up. Thankfully, this can easily be washed away with a damp cloth or towel and a mild detergent.
At Quartex Surfaces, we pride ourselves on the exceptional customer care we provide every step of the way. From the minute you enter our state of the art showroom to the design and installation of your shower jambs, we will be here to assist you and answer any questions that you have. However, our service doesn’t stop there. We offer continual support and a “lifetime limited warranty” on all of our products, so you can rest assured that your shower jambs will live up to our guarantee.
To learn more and have your questions answered, please contact us today at 905-482-7082 or toll free at 1-844- 9QUARTZ (978-2789) to schedule a consultation or visit our showroom.
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