What is a quartz countertop?

Answer Though quartz is a natural occurring mineral, quartz countertops are engineered solid-surface countertops made from ground quartz. Manufacturers call them compressed quartz or engineered quartz. Qu... Read More »

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How to Maintain a Quartz Countertop?

Quartz countertops are composed of quartz stone and a synthetic polymer. These popular, granite-like countertops are naturally glossy and do not require polishing. Some care has to be taken in orde... Read More »

How to Choose a Quartz Countertop?

Four simple steps that will help you choose between the different brands and types of quartz counter tops. Different manufacturers offer different options and by thinking about how you will use you... Read More »

Is tourmalated quartz the same as black rutilated quartz?

Tourmalated quartz is different from black rutilated quartz. When quartz is tourmalated, it means that spikes of the mineral tourmaline are throughout this slightly milky or clear variety. Rutilate... Read More »

How big is the quartz in a quartz clock movement?

The pieces of quartz crystal that are used to keep time in clock and watch movements are very tiny, just a millimeter or two in length, width and thickness. The metal oscillator that activates the ... Read More »