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Material Comparison Chart

Concepts, Inc. fabricates products from natural stone, quartz, and solid surface materials. While each product has its strengths and weaknesses, all materials contain important characteristics you should be aware of in your material selection.

 

Natural Stone

Quartz
Engineered Stone

Solid Surface

Scratch Resistant

Yes

Yes

No

Heat Resistant

Yes

Yes

No

Stain Resistant

No

Yes

Yes

Advantages

Longevity.
Natural Product comes in a wide selection of colors.

Non-porous, easy to clean.
Extremely durable.

Durable.
Can form integral sinks.
Can be repaired & renewed.

Disadvantages

Cost.
Porous material, so may require resealing.
Difficult to repair if damaged.

Cost.
Difficult to repair if damaged.

Can scratch.
Little heat resistance.

Inconspicuous Seams

No

No

Yes

Surface

Highly polished finish-every piece is naturally unique in color & patterning.

Polished finish with consistent & uniform color & patterning.

Matte finish with consistent & uniform color & patterning.

Warranty

No

Yes

Yes

Care

May require periodic sealing to prevent staining.

Almost indestructible.

Scratches can be sanded out.

 

*** On all material it is best to***
Take care not to drop or move heavy objects across the surface.
All Manufacturers’ recommend the use of a trivet and cutting board.
Always follow Manufacturer instructions for care and maintenance.