Quartz has been one of the most popular materials for countertops, but it can be also used behind them for splashback. If you have quartz countertops, you already know what you can expect from splashbacks. But if you are new to quartz, you are in the right place. When you read this article, you will know the basics of quartz and its use for splashbacks.
Quartz has a non-porous surface that is almost impossible to stain. Even splashes from juicy sauces will be removed with ease with just a few wipes. You will save much time by cleaning the splashes from quartz then having to remove them from plain walls and repaint them ever so often.
2. Easy to clean
There is nothing easier than the cleaning of quartz- all you will need is water, soap and a soft cloth. Just make some soapy water and using a cloth wipe your splashbacks. Then remove the residue with a clean damped cloth.
3. Doesn’t need sealing
Quartz is a man-made product made as a combination of quartz stone, resins and polymers. Resins are acting as a sealant and forming a waterproof surface. For this reason, quartz doesn’t need sealing, unlike many other stones.
Quartz is one of the hardest stones found in nature- it will not break under high impact of force. It is also very long-lasting and you will not have to think about the replacement for decades. Once you get your splashbacks installed you can forget about them, because they require very little maintenance and are very durable.
5. Various options
Quartz has a very wide colour palette because during the manufacturing process the pigments are added to change its colour. Quartz can, therefore, have a very bright colour you wouldn’t usually expect from a stone. You can find anything from orange to the classic white colours with veining in its range. There are completely solid colours, but also ones with different patterns. There is something for every buyer’s need and you should have no problems finding your perfect colour.
1. Can be heavy
Since quartz is so hard and durable, it is naturally heavy. This is a bigger problem when installing quartz vertically then horizontally, like in the case of splashbacks. Quartz splashbacks are harder to install than glass ones, for example, and may require additional structural support.
2. Sensitive to chemicals
You should avoid harsh chemicals often used for household cleaning. Such cleaners can lessen the bond between quartz’s components and make them less resistant to all mechanical loads. Instead, just use mild soap or detergent and water.
Quartz splashbacks will be a great addition to your kitchen not only functionally, but also aesthetically. You can play with contrasting colours and make your kitchen even more unique. But they will also preserve your walls and make the cleaning very effortless.
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