Cimstone Quartz for Kitchen Worktops – Pros & Cons
Cimstone is one of the top brands to look for quartz kitchen worktops. This Turkish brand has almost 2 decades of background in the production of high quality quartz slabs. Cimstone quartz is an engineered stone made of 93% natural quartz and 7% resins. The high percentage of natural quartz makes the worktops very hard and durable, while resins are ensuring its non-porous quality. Continue reading and find out about the pros and cons of Cimstone kitchen worktops.
1. Variety of colours
In Cimstone’s range, you can find a beautiful colour palette that includes some of the most beautiful neutral, classic colours. You will also have the ability to choose from colours that have patterns or completely solid colours. Patterns include ones with veining and the others with granulation.
Quartz is ranking number 7 on Mohs scale of hardest minerals and it handles high pressure with ease. You will not have to worry about your worktops getting a crack because of an unintended drop of a heavy object.
Renowned brands like Cimstone offer a warranty on all their products. Depending on the type of use (commercial or residential) you can get up to 25 years of warranty when you register your purchase.
4. Easy to maintain
Cleaning of Cimstone quartz is very effortless; all you will need is some water and soap. Just make some soapy water and wipe your worktops. From time to time you can use the glass cleaner for deeper cleaning. Quartz doesn’t require sealing, unlike natural stones, for example.
5. Resistant to staining
Quartz has a non-porous surface that will not get stained even with the most stubborn liquids, such as wine. Non-porous surface does not absorb liquids, so you can be sure that your worktops will be free of stains.
6. Resistant to scratching
Cimstone has a very high natural quartz percentage, which is a very hard material. Its molecules are very densely packed and have a strong bond between them. Because of that, quartz is very resistant to scratching, that even cutting directly on your kitchen worktops won’t damage it. Just beware that you can dull your knives by doing so.
1. Sensitive to chemicals
Harsh chemicals such as bleach or ammonia can lead to fading of the colour and lessening the bond between quartz and resins. Avoid cleaning with most household agents and just use soap or mild detergent instead.
2. It is heavy
As we already mentioned, quartz has very densely packed molecules which as an effect also has its heaviness. Quartz is a heavy stone and requires a professional installation not only for that, but also for obtaining the warranty. Some cabinets may require additional structural support before the installation.
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