Frequently Asked Questions

The technical quartz based stone is manufactured by the Italian BRETON technology. Quartz is one of nature’s hardest minerals, making our kitchen and bathroom worktops and surfaces extremely durable, hygienic and resistant to stains, liquids and acids. We produce it by mixing quartz, resin and various dyes. Engineered quartz stone countertops are available in a wide range of colors and patterns that add exceptional elegance to the rooms in which they are installed – kitchens, bathrooms, hotels, bars, hospitals and laboratories. They are also suitable for lining external walls, staircases and vestibules.

Quartz is among the hardest minerals on the planet after diamond, sapphire and topaz. On the Mohs hardness scale, quartz has a hardness of 7 and diamond 10. These qualities make quartz stone countertops and surfaces extremely scratch-resistant and hard-wearing, even in high-traffic areas. Our countertops are not damaged during cutting and transport because they have a high bending and impact strength.

Technical (composite) stone is a generic name for a product created by technical means. It contains 93% quartz and 7% resins, and its qualities surpass those of natural stone in many areas. Technical stone is resistant to cracking and scratching, does not absorb liquids, does not retain stains, no difference in the patterns and shade of the whole batch.

The creation of our products begins with pure natural quartz from certified quartz quarries. We use different sized pieces which we combine with polyester resin and pigments. By means of vibrocompression, the ingredients are mixed in a vacuum environment and poured into the form of large rectangular lumps, called slabs or fasces. The material is compact, durable and has a unique shine.

Technical quartz stone countertops are absolutely smooth, making them easy to clean and very hygienic. They resist scratching and do not need special maintenance or periodic varnish application. We offer them in different colours and textures. Our products are extremely elegant and durable, making them ideal solutions for kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, flooring, exterior and interior wall cladding, staircases, work areas in laboratories and hospitals.

AR Commerce products are stylish and elegant, in a variety of colours and finishes. A perfect solution for modern kitchens and bathrooms where style and high quality are revered. Due to the characteristics of quartz, our composite stone is a durable material that does not retain stains and liquids.

Unlike natural stones such as marble and granite, engineered quartz stone does not have a porous structure and does not have cracks. This protects it from liquid penetration and stain retention. It is extremely easy to clean with a soft cloth and detergent, without the need for special maintenance, varnishing or whaling, as is the case with marble and granite. The smooth surface also prevents the growth of bacteria. This makes it ideal for areas where cleanliness is important – kitchens, bathrooms, medical buildings. Quartz based engineered stone countertops are not damaged by food products such as vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, unlike natural stones. We can produce as much technical quartz stone in your desired color and texture as needed for your interior design project. Unlike natural stone, we are not limited by natural resources. Your countertop will still look as strong and shiny as the first day it was installed.

All world-renowned manufacturers use the patented Italian Breton technology. The main advantages of our products are the high quality, the wide colour range and our ability to respond to the most daring design visions of our customers.

Technical quartz based stone is made of 93% pure quartz stone and 7% resin. Corian is a man-made material of acrylic or polyester resin. It lacks the beautiful luster of natural quartz, scratches more easily and is more susceptible to cracking. Natural quartz stone surfaces retain their luster for years to come without the additional need for polishing and maintenance.

It is not easy to understand the brand of kitchen or bathroom countertop. That is why since 2009, manufacturers have put a special code on the back of each of their materials. Thanks to it, you can trace the origin of your order.

No, it is not artificial material. Contains 93% natural quartz stone, renowned for its hardness, durability and beauty.

Maintaining our quartz stone surfaces is extremely easy. Cleaning even with just a damp cloth brings back the shine of the countertop like the first day it was installed. For basic cleaning, use a little liquid detergent and a soft sponge. Do not use abrasive products.

Cleaning stains from your countertop becomes extremely easy. In most cases, all you need is water and a soft sponge. You can also use an all-purpose cleaner for kitchen and bathroom areas. Always rinse quartz stone surfaces thoroughly. You don’t need to buy specialist stone cleaners.

Our products are durable but not indestructible. They are resistant to cracks and scratches, but are damaged by strong chemicals and heavy objects. Never place a hot pan directly on the counter and always use a cutting board. This way you will keep the shine and flawless look of the surfaces for many years to come.

Thanks to its hardness of 7 Mohs, the quartz-based technical stone resists scratching. You could cut directly on it, but if you want to keep its shine and flawless gloss for long, we advise you to use a cutting board.

Compared to other engineered stone surfaces, quartz-based engineered stone countertops are more tolerant of hot cookware. However, a sharp temperature difference can damage the surface. Do not place dishes directly from the stove on the countertop, but always use a coaster. The edges and underside of the hob are also susceptible to high temperatures, so take care when placing built-in ovens and hobs and make sure they are properly installed.

Yeah. Technical quartz stone surfaces have food safety certification. This document confirms that it is absolutely safe to prepare food directly on the countertop, without the risk of salmonella and E-coli. Technical quartz stone coating can also be used for restaurant kitchens and in food industry production areas.

Yeah. Never use cleaners that contain abrasive particles, hydrochloric acid, or are designed to clean wood or grill to clean your engineered quartz stone countertops. If you accidentally get such a substance on your countertop, immediately wash thoroughly with water to neutralize its action.

No. Our worktops do not need any additional finishing applied because they are perfectly smooth and shiny from their inception, thanks to the qualities of quartz.

Quartz Stone Countertops cannot be scratched if you cut on them. If you notice small metal particles on the surface, they are from the utensils you use to prepare the food. Clean thoroughly with a creamy cleaner and kitchen sponge. It is preferable to use a board when cutting.

Yes, we recommend the use of engineered quartz stone not only in the kitchen, but in the bathroom as well, and in any room where hygiene is of the utmost importance. Particularly in damp areas such as the bathroom, surfaces should not be porous to avoid becoming a breeding ground for bacteria and mould. The surface of our worktops is absolutely smooth and certified hygienic and are 100% suitable for tiling bathrooms and sanitary facilities.

We can produce hundreds of square metres of technical quartz stone in a particular colour and finish. However, it is important to keep in mind that our products contain 93% quartz, which we extract from quarries in various locations. It is normal for quartz from different quarries to be different in hue, just like other natural stones. In the production itself, the quartz pebbles can be unevenly distributed in the weak and this can give a slight difference in shade depending on the amount of pebbles. This applies most to the granite effect series.

Yes, our products can be placed vertically and used for a kitchen backsplash or around the sink. You can also put them on the floor instead of terracotta. This way you will achieve a harmonious look for your kitchen or bathroom.

Environmental protection requirements such as the prudent use of natural resources, waste recycling, wastewater filtration and the production of materials that are harmless to human health are strictly observed. Factories are built with care for nature and people. We treat the water with an automated purification system and return it to the production process. This saves not only water but also electricity. The pieces of glass and mirror we put in are recyclable material. Our high-quality worktops and finishes will serve you faithfully for many years, contributing to wise consumption and a responsible attitude towards the environment.

This makes our production environmentally friendly and our products suitable for people committed to the cause of using natural resources wisely. For more information about our corporate responsibility, use our contact form.

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