Is it True That Quartz Stone Plates are Dense and Non-porous?

Aug. 02, 2019

When the customer enters the cabinet shop to select the countertop materials, the clerk is the first to push the quartz stone. Because the quartz stone has high hardness, no scratching, and no penetration, it is a dense non-porous composite material manufactured under vacuum, high pressure and high vibration conditions. Speaking of this, one can't help but ask, is the quartz slate really dense and non-porous? As a Calacatta Quartz Slabs Manufacturer, let's explain it to everyone.

In fact, pores in quartz slabs are ubiquitous, but reducing the macropore content and lowering the average pore size is beneficial to improve the permeability resistance of quartz slate. The size of the pore size also has a corresponding name. The harmless pores of less than 20 nm are not affected by the permeability resistance of the product; 20-50 nm is a less harmful pore, 50-100 nm is a harmful pore, and more than 100 nm is a harmful pore. More harmful holes have a greater influence on the permeability resistance of quartz slabs.

Artificial Calacatta Quartz Countertops

In addition, the shape of the filler particles of the quartz slate is closely related to the size of the pores. Quartz plates made of quartz particles with high sphericity have low porosity and low content of macropores and super-large pores (>1000 nm). This is mainly due to the tight packing of particles with high sphericity and the compact structure of the hardened resin mortar. Therefore, changing the particle morphology is beneficial to improve the stacking structure of Artificial Calacatta Quartz Countertops, reduce harmful pores in quartz slabs, and improve the hardness, density, and resistance to penetration of quartz slabs.