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  • 9/11/2019 9:54 AM

Updated: Quartz

There is nothing like finding the perfect material to use in your home or business. However there are so many options to choose from, which can make the process daunting and confusing. So how do you choose? 


When searching for natural stone slabs, there are many things to consider - durability, aesthetic, expense and more. Knowing the differences between each option can help you weigh the pros and cons of each and ultimately decide which one is right for your space. 


What is Quartz?


Quartz is an igneous rock composed of oxygen and silicon atoms. Next to feldspar, it is the most abundant mineral on the planet. It is one of the most acclaimed  and mixed minerals, with numerous forms and colors. The most common forms include amethyst, rose quartz, onyx and many more.  


This durable material has been integrated into bathrooms and kitchens for many years and remains one of the most popular countertop choices among homeowners, contractors and builders. 


What are the advantages of using Quartz? 




When choosing among different natural stone slabs, durability is one of the most important features. Quartz is one of the most durable stones on the market. This means it doesn’t scratch easily. Quartz is made with a blend of stone and resin, the surface is hard like granite, but it’s also glossy and non-porous.  This material is so heavy, which is why it’s best for it to be installed by professionals.


Cost Effectiveness


The cost of a slab of Quartz depends on the quality of stone and the brand you buy. Prices for this material range from low to high depending on how much you are wanting to spend and the type of quality you are looking for. Quartz is a little less expensive than Granite and it is typically much less compared to marble.


Easy To Clean


Quartz is a relatively low-maintenance stone. Some might say that Quartz is maintenance-free, but that doesn’t mean that you should neglect it completely. If you spill something, clean it up right away.. It’s true, Quartz is stain-resistant, but it can develop stains if they are not cleaned up as soon as possible.  You can use warm, soapy water when cleaning your surface. Be sure to avoid any harsh chemicals.




Quartz is a beautiful stone and can come in just about any color. Quartz is a very popular choice among homeowners because of its durability and wide variety of color options.


Where Is Quartz Best Used?


Quartz is typically used as a countertop material for kitchens and bathrooms in homes and businesses. Not only can Quartz be used as an interior piece, it is often used for glass making, abrasives, crystals, in the petroleum industry and much more - the possibilities are endless. 


Straight from the quarry and into your home, GMS Werks offers a wide range of natural stone slabs. We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for more than a century. For more information, visit our showroom or give us a call today

We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for over 90 years.