Last updated on July 5th, 2022 by Myla Pablo
Quartz are mainly used as a countertop which is harder than granite and concrete. They are more durable and nearly indestructible because of its specific property which is not porous compared to concrete or granite.
They have various colors and designs which are good and relatively bacteria free but have a con with its high price compared to concrete and granite.
The extreme durability of quartz countertops is one of the main reasons people purchase them. Quartz is the best material to choose if you want something that won’t readily chip, scratch, or crack.
The Italian business Breton developed the method for producing engineered quartz stone in 1963 with the intention of using the abundant supply of quartz to produce a material that would be more durable than stone. Additionally, by including pigments and other elements throughout the production process, they could provide an infinite number of designs.
Quartz is scored 7 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, which geologists use to evaluate the hardness and scratch resistance of minerals on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the hardest/most scratch resistant). In contrast, marble is normally graded between 3 and 5, and diamond is rated 10.
The variety of stylish, streamlined, and contemporary styles available for quartz countertops is another benefit.
Manufacturers of quartz countertops can use pigments and other materials, such as recycled glass and metal flecks, to produce practically any design and color you desire.
With quartz, unlike with natural stones like granite, you are not constrained by the patterns that Mother Nature offers.
Quartz countertops can be made to match any type of flooring, backsplash, cabinet material, or cabinet color. Solid-colored countertops, like the one in the picture below, are rapidly gaining popularity in addition to conventional stone-like patterns, particularly in contemporary homes.
The table below shows the latest retail Feb 2022 prices of Quartz in Philippines Peso price per sqm including its color and specification.
Price and Color of Quartz Countertop per pc in the Philippines
|Beige Quartz 8859||8350.00|
|Beige Quartz 8862||8350.00|
|White Quartz 887||8350.00|
|White Quartz 6680||8350.00|
|White Quartz 886||7750.00|
UPDATED: Construction Material Prices for Quartz in the Philippines (Feb 2022)
UPDATED: All Construction Prices are based on retail prices around hardware in Metro Manila
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