One popular quartz countertop material is Belenco Quartz. This material is a hygienic state-of-the-art surface that is durable due to it's non-porous texture. It requires minimum maintenance and is highly resistant to scratches, and abrasions.
Granite is an all natural material that is quarried from the Earth. After it is taken out of the ground, it is sliced into sheets and prepared for use. Belenco Quartz is an engineered material made by combining natural quartz, resin and coloring pigments to produce a crafted stone countertop. These materials share some common characteristics. For example, they are both very hard and will resist scratching. Another similarity between Belenco Quartz and granite is that neither material is stain proof. So, it is important that you get use and care instruction from your fabrication professional or the installer.
Just as quartz and granite share some qualities, they also are different in various ways. Granite is a material that is porous. This means that it
may need some extra care and maintenance. One type of care that is needed when it comes to granite is periodic sealing. Belenco Quartz is non porous and does not require sealing or polishing. Another difference between these materials is that granite comes in a virtually infinite number of colors and patterns. Each stone is 100% unique from every other stone. Belenco Quartz is limited to the colors and patterns that are currently available by the company.
Belenco Quartz offers an array of collections from which to choose. In fact, here are some Belenco Quartz surfaces available include:
- Volcano Black
- Forza Fume
- Kristella Fume
- Antique White
- Fairy White
- Metropol Grey
- Spa Black
- Mocca Mousse
- Chakra Beige
- Corona Brown
- Cashmere Carrara
- Angel White
- Perla White
- Daphne Creek
- Cascade White
- Sahara Beige
- Elixir White
- Juliet White
- Dorata Gold
- Polar White
- Kristella White
- Kristalius Beige
- Gala Black
- Crema Beige
- Lyma Cream
Belenco Quartz Care and Maintenance
Since Belenco Quartz is a non-porous material, it is stain resistant. And even though it resists stains, it is not stain-proof. This means that it must be cared for according to the care instructions provided by the company. What is the approved way of caring for Belenco Quartz? Without covering an exhaustive list of care and maintenance rules, There are some basic directions given by the company. One of the guidelines is:
"In cases where you need to use detergents,
prefer neutral daily cleaning detergents. Read and follow manufacturer's instructions before using cleaning materials. Rinse the surface with sufficient water and make sure you always dry the surface."
As you can see from the above quote - contrary to what you may have read on the Internet - cleaning solutions made for quartz
can be used for maintaining your Belenco Quartz surface; as long as they meet the requirements mentioned and you follow the instruction provided by the manufacturer of the cleaner.
For day-to-day cleaning and maintenance, stain removal, and polishing of quartz surfaces, Lustro Italiano provides a line of products designed for quartz materials.
Lustro Italiano has offered natural stone care products for years. Now, Lustro Italiano provides a line of products to care for your quartz surfaces. You can find our quartz cleaning and care products on this website. We have also written an article that discusses the importance of understanding
how to clean quartz countertops.
For removing water stains and lime scale, Lustro Italiano offers a quartz cleaner that is formulated for use on quartz surfaces.*
* We recommend testing any and all quartz cleaners in an inconspicuous area before using.