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Are quartz countertops safe

Views: 67     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2019-12-23      Origin: Site

Yes, quartz countertops are generally considered safe for use in homes and commercial spaces. They are manufactured using a combination of natural quartz crystals (usually about 90-95% by weight), resins, polymers, and pigments. The production process involves heating and curing these materials to create a solid, durable surface.

Here are some reasons why quartz countertops are considered safe:

  1. Non-Porous Surface: Quartz countertops have a non-porous surface, which means they do not absorb liquids or harbor bacteria. This makes them hygienic and safe for use in kitchens and bathrooms.

  2. Low Emission of Harmful Chemicals: Reputable quartz countertop manufacturers adhere to strict quality and safety standards. They produce countertops that emit very low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are potentially harmful chemicals. This low emission of VOCs contributes to indoor air quality and safety.

  3. Resistance to Staining: Quartz countertops are highly resistant to staining from common household substances like wine, coffee, and oils. This means they are less likely to harbor stains that can be unsightly or unhygienic.

  4. Heat Resistance: While quartz is not entirely heatproof, it is more heat-resistant than some other countertop materials. It can withstand moderately high temperatures, although it's still advisable to use trivets or hot pads for hot cookware.

  5. Manufacturing Standards: Reputable quartz countertop manufacturers adhere to industry standards and regulations to ensure the safety of their products. It's essential to choose countertops from well-established and trusted manufacturers.

However, it's important to note that, like any material, improper installation or use can lead to safety concerns. For instance:

  • Quartz countertops should not be used as a cutting surface, as they can dull knives and potentially cause chipping.

  • While quartz is resistant to staining, it's still a good practice to clean up spills promptly to prevent any potential staining.

  • Avoid exposing quartz countertops to harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the surface.

  • Like most countertop materials, quartz can be damaged by heavy impacts or excessive heat. Take care to prevent dropping heavy objects on the surface or placing extremely hot cookware directly on it.

Quartz used for kitchen countertops is not harmful to health. The so-called radioactive substances in stone materials are in essence alarmist. Every kind of natural slabs have radiation, just the amount of radiation different. The radiation of stone is much less than that of glass and wood! Only a quarter of that of the tile! But it is still recommended that try not to use the special bright and deep color stone, such as red, green etc , objectively speaking, only using quartz countertop in a small part of the kitchen area will not cause any harm to the human body. Granite is a material that is used frequently as countertop. Its advantages are high hardness, wear resistance and high temperature resistance. But it also has its disadvantages.

In summary, when properly installed and maintained, quartz countertops are considered safe for use in residential and commercial settings. They are valued for their durability, low maintenance requirements, and hygienic properties. To ensure the safety and longevity of your quartz countertops, follow the manufacturer's care and maintenance guidelines and use them as intended.

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