Stone Technology (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. is a family run business with 25 years experience specialiazing in the manufacture and installation of natural and reconstituted quartz stone surfaces for kitchen benchtops, vanity tops, reception counters etc.

Reconstituted Quartz Surfaces

Reconstituted quartz surface products contain generally quartz and silicate minerals that are resistant to acids, alkalies, chemicals and solvents, highly impervious, highly resistant to heat, scratch and chip resistant, resistant to stains, resistant to mildew and mold and immune to freezing and thawing. These characteristics of reconstituted quartz surfaces make them easy to care and maintain.

Reconstituted quartz surfaces are highly resistant to stains caused by fruit juices, liquid food colouring, coffee, tea, wine, grapes, soft drinks, paints, nail polish and remover, automotive fluids, and permanent markers. lf accidentally any of the above is spilt on the tops, wipe off the stained area with any commonly available multi-purpose cleaner or household detergent and then with ordinary water immediately. For more stubborn spills and stains, repeat the procedure several times and use a household plastic scouring pad to remove the stain. lt is possible that some of
the stubborn stains may leave a light mark or very slight discolouration on the
stones.

The high gloss finish and extremely low moisture absorption of reconstituted quartz surfaces fully eliminates the need for any sealing. It's low absorbency greatly reduces the potential for bacterial growth.

Reconstituted quartz surfaces are structurally more heat resistant than other natural stones, including granite. But sudden and rapid change of temperature, especially near the edges can damage the surface. We always recommend using a hot pad or trivet, especially when using cooking units such as electric frying pans, crock pots, or roaster ovens.

Common kitchen implements including sharp knives won't harm the reconstituted quartz surface as it is made of pure natural quartz. Quartz has a hardness of seven on Moh's Hardness Scale. (Diamond has a hardness of ten).

lf accidentally food, chewing gum, nail polish, paint or any other foreign matter is found sticking to the top, simply scrape away the same with a sharp blade. The metal surface used in scraping the dirt may leave grey metal marks on the surface, and ordinary scouring pads can easily remove them. Wash and rinse the surface in the normal way with water.

Reconstituted quartz surfaces can be permanently damaged by constant exposure to strong chemicals and solvents. lt is advisable not to use hydro fluoric acid, and any products containing trichlorethane or methylene chloride and also paint strippers.

Reconstituted quartz surfaces when exposed to direct sunlight may result in slight colour changes, it is advisable to avoid direct sunlight over a prolonged period on the surfaces.