In the past, the impact of the sun and its damaging ultraviolet light has prevented quartz from being applied outdoors. Luckily, this dated constraint is no longer an issue when using Diresco BIO-UV surfaces. In addition, our surfaces are exceedingly robust and will withstand the insidious creep of dampness, frost, and corrosion. Our BIO-UV Technology also reduces the impact of temperature fluctuations and subsequently decreases the degree of expansion and contraction, thus greatly minimizing tension within the slab.
By continuously exploring what is possible, we have created a new and compelling classification of quartz. A quartz category that is unencumbered by past quartz limitations and standards. Our quartz surfaces connect the environment, home owner, designer and architect in a holistic and trusted manner.
Diresco BIO-UV surfaces are comprised of approximately 93% natural crushed quartz and approximately 7% vegetal resin and pigments.
Due to our unwavering devotion to produce a surface that meets all functional, technical, social, environmental and aesthetic considerations, we have developed a proprietary BIO-UV Technology. A new and revolutionary advancement in quartz surfacing that dramatically alters the prior limitations and characteristics placed upon quartz surfacing and its design applications. This significant evolution fuses our superior quality and flawless finish with enhanced technical properties, UV stability, permitted exterior usage, and an advanced and necessary harmony between product and nature.
Granite is one of the most popular materials to use in a kitchen. It’s beautiful, affordable, and each slab is unique. Add in durability, resistance to high temperatures, and easy maintenance, it’s no surprise that homeowners love this stone. But, granite is not impervious to everything and it does require sealing. Most experts recommend sealing granite counter-tops once a year, but there is no hard and fast rule. A simple test can tell you if you need your granite counter-tops sealed.
Two Tests To See If You Need To Reseal Granite Counter-tops
- Use Water to See How Often to Seal Granite Counter-topsA smooth sealed granite counter against a dramatic backsplash. If the granite can still repel water, it does not require sealing. And it’s easy to test water resistance. Sprinkle three drops of water on the granite counter-tops. If the granite darkens and absorbs the water within four minutes or less, the granite counters need to be sealed. This test should be done every few months to help truly see how often to seal your granite counter-tops.
- Mineral Oil As An Alternative Test
Pour one drop of mineral oil on the granite. After 10 minutes, wipe the oil off the counter-top. If a dark spot appears where the oil was, it’s time to seal the granite. A dark spot from mineral oil will fade within 30 minutes.
Remember that sealing granite is key to maintaining the beauty of the stone. If you have any questions about how to maintain your stone, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Although quartz is very scratch resistant, we do recommend using a cutting board on your quartz counter-top. A hot pot or pan can potentially lead to discoloration, we suggest using a trivet to maintain the quality of your counter-top.
Quartz countertops are easy to care for, and because the surface is non-porous, they are hard to stain. Use mild dish soap and water for everyday cleaning and stay away from harsh, abrasive cleansers, and cleansers that contain bleach. You can gently scrape hardened material off with a plastic putty knife.