THE D9 COLLECTION
Introducing our latest collection.
Your favorite Carrara and Calacatta styles to fit any budget on any project.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT QUARTZ
What is Quartz?
Natural quartz, technically called quartzite, is an extremely hard mineral. It’s a metamorphic rock, which means it began as one type of rock and changed to another through a natural process. In this case, sandstone became quartzite when it was subjected to extreme heat and pressure underneath the earth’s crust.
While quartzite is the scientific name of the natural stone, quartz is the name of its manmade counterpart.
Quartz comprises 90-97% crushed quartzite with the remaining 3-10% consisting of natural silicon dioxide, resin, and colorants. This mixture is formed into slabs, cured, and cut into kitchen countertops, kitchen islands, vanity tops, backsplashes, shower surrounds, and tiles. Well-known quartz manufacturers include Cambria, Silestone, and Cesarstone.
Why Choose Quartz for Countertops?
Consumers, designers, and builders have long loved engineered quartz for its many appealing attributes.
How to Clean Quartz Countertops
Cleaning quartz countertops is easy. Simply use a clean cloth and warm, soapy water. Wipe off the countertop, rinse the cloth in clean water, and wipe the surface again. Degreasing products may be applied if they do not contain bleach. Buy degreasers that are specially formulated for use on quartz. Tough stains such as ink, dye, or permanent marker may be removed with denatured alcohol. Apply to a clean cloth and rub the cloth over the stain until it disappears. Finish by cleaning the counter with warm water.
Quartz Countertop Care
Division Nine Fabricates and Installed Quartz Products
Division Nine design specialists are available to help customers explore the world of natural and engineered stone. We understand that the variety of options and choices can be overwhelming. We’ll help you identify the features that are important to you. Factoring in preference, space constraints, and budget, we will help you make confident choices.