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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are considering quartz for your project, you probably have some questions. These frequently asked questions will provide an insight into quartz surfaces and help you make a decision on whether quartz is the right surface for your project.

What is quartz?

Quartz minerals are mined, ground and bound together with resin and under intense pressure and heat, the quartz slab is created. During the process, colors are added to give your quartz a beautiful aesthetic.

What is Breton Technology?

Bretonstone is a company in Italy that has a patent on how to create quartz with the upmost quality and in the most efficient way. Pompeii Quartz is made up of 93% crushed natural stone and 7% resin. You can rest assured knowing Pompeii Quartz is made with Breton Technology and is of the highest quality.

How much do quartz countertops cost?

Pompeii Quartz comes in different price levels ranging from A – G and Exotic. Quartz slabs are comparable to other types of higher end stone such as granite, marble or quartzite. You can find the color list here.

How durable is quartz?

Quartz will last you a very long time, especially knowing Pompeii is made with Breton Technology. Under normal use, quartz is an extremely durable surface resistant to heat, scratching and staining. No surface is indestructible and can be subject to damage. To keep its shine and luster, we always recommend using a cutting board and a hot pad when cooking.

How do you clean and maintain quartz countertops?

Quartz is very user friendly, as does not need to be sealed. Mild soap and water is sufficient for cleaning. If there are marks that are difficult to remove, use a gentle cleaning scrub with a soft towel. Stay away from using any type of abrasive cleansing pad as this could dull the surface. For more details, please check out our Care & Maintenance guide here.

Call UMI if you have any further questions about quartz or any of your surfacing projects. We look forward to hearing from you!