What are SiQuartz® quartzite conglomerates?
SiQuartz® quartzite conglomerates are materials made of carefully selected silica and quartz sands and technological resin, which are subjected to intensive processing, calibration and polishing. These materials meet international standards required in the laboratory, food and home industries.
What are the possible applications of SiQuartz® materials?
SiQuartz quartzite conglomerates are intended for indoor applications only, where the possibilities of their use are practically unlimited. They are most often used for the production of kitchen countertops and islands, bathroom countertops, wall and bar cladding and flooring, as well as stairs or window sills, etc. If the material is used outdoors, the color stability of the material and other properties of the material cannot be guaranteed when exposed to the weather.
May I place hot objects directly on the surface of the countertops?
It is recommended to use insulating pads to place hot items on. The SiQuartz material is resistant to high temperatures, although care must be taken not to cause thermal shock. Hot vessels removed directly from the oven or lifted off a burner can leave visible and irreversible damage to the material. Quartzite conglomerate is heat resistant and will not melt or burn if a warm pot or other vessel is placed on it. Sudden and extreme changes in temperature can burn out the resin that renders the material more flexible. The effect of burnout may be yellowing of the overheated surface or even cracking of the slab in this place. If you need to put something hot on the slab, use an insulating pad or wait a while for the surface of the cookware to partly cool down.
Is SiQuartz® material hard?
SiQuartz quartzite conglomerates are characterized by high hardness. They are resistant to normal impacts, however, in contact with larger or heavier tools, impacts may cause damage, especially in the case of products with elements of mirrors and glass. Care should also be taken at the edges and corners of a slab.
May I cut on the surface of a SiQuartz® worktop?
High scratch resistance is another advantage of SiQuartz quartzite conglomerates. Cutting on the surface of a countertop is allowed subject to due care, it is usually recommended to use a cutting pad to make sure that we do not accidentally scratch the surface of the countertop. Be particularly careful when using specialized knives and sharp objects (steak knives, barbecue pins, etc.). If, nevertheless, you want to cut directly on the surface of the countertop, avoid using ceramic knives and avoid hitting it with pointed edges of vessels, cutlery or other tools.
How to clean the surfaces of SiQuartz® countertops?
Thanks to virtually zero porosity, SiQuartz® quartzite conglomerates are very easy to keep clean. They are resistant to all liquids and acidic substances, such as coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, coloring spices and cosmetics. Fresh stains resulting from everyday use can be washed off with a damp microfiber cloth using dishwashing liquid or kitchen soap. After wiping with the agent, rinse the surface thoroughly and dry it with a cloth or absorbent paper. Once in a while or after intensive use of the countertops, when there are dried stains on them, it is worth while using stronger agents such as cleaning milk, natural White Stone paste or other detergent recommended for stone surfaces.
Should SiQuartz® quartzite conglomerates be impregnated?
It is not recommended to apply additional protection in the form of impregnations to the surface of SiQuartz countertops. Application of impregnation may cause the opposite effect to the intended one. Due to the fact that SiQuartz quartzite conglomerates are characterized by practically zero porosity, the impregnant applied to a countertop will not be absorbed and will remain on its surface. As a result, the worktop may be more prone to greasing and to increased formation of streaks and stains.
What is the difference between SiQuartz® quartzite conglomerate and natural stone and sinters - large-format ceramics?

All the above-mentioned materials differ in the production process, composition, properties, processing possibilities, and therefore the price. Compared to other similar materials on the market, quartzite conglomerates are distinguished by higher strength and resistance to staining, lower absorbability, uniform structure and the possibility of continuous production. In comparison to granite, for example, quartzite conglomerate shows similar properties, but without the need to impregnate the surface, which is necessary for natural stone.

Jeśli porównamy te materiały ze spiekiem czyli ceramiką wielkoformatową możemy zauważyć że kolor i wzór w konglomeracie kwarcytowym jest w pełni przekroju materiału zupełnie jak w kamieniu naturalnym. Wszelkie wzornictwo prezentowane na spiekach jest nadrukiem cyfrowym, a płyty po przekrojeniu są jednolite w barwie – bez wzoru, podobnie jak w płytkach gresowych. Dzięki żywicy technologicznej, konglomerat kwarcytowy jest bardziej elastyczny i odporny na uszczerbienia niż ceramika wielkoformatowa czy kwarcyt naturalny. Kilkuprocentowa zawartość żywicy gwarantuje również mniejsze ryzyko pęknięcia materiału podczas procesu cięcia i obróbki.