Choosing the stone for your bathroom tiles is a definite hard choice to make as you need to ensure that it has all the important qualities such as being waterproof. While wanting it to be practical it is also beneficial for it to look good too.
While Quartz has a long list of advantages for being used for bathroom tiles, it is not without its downfalls either. This overview will cover both sides so you can make an informed choice about whether or not Quartz is the stone for you and your bathroom.
Pros of Quartz for Bathroom Tiles
As we said above, one of the key factors for the bathroom is that all materials used are waterproof so it does not soak up any water that is spilt. As this will happen daily and cannot be avoided, you need a stone that will meet up to this expectation. Quartz is entirely waterproof and as it is a non-porous stone, it means that any water that meets the surface will simply stay there and wait to be wiped off. So there will be no need to rush and clean anything, in fact you could leave small amounts to air dry!
Quartz is only second to diamond for its strength which gives it its scratch resistant properties. With it being scratch resistant it can be left with no mark after a slip of any sharp objects that you may have within the bathroom.
As the bathroom is home to many heavy objects such as perfume bottles and other beauty items, it is highly beneficial that Quartz is extremely difficult to chip or crack if you ever happen to drop something on it.
Additionally, the strength of Quartz is what gives it is heat resistant qualities too. So if you ever place hot items such as hair straighteners, then you do not have to worry about causing heat damage. However we do still advise that you use heat pads to minimise any potential risk as we want our customers to enjoy our stones for a lifetime.
As hygiene is so important within the bathroom area, being the room you wash in, it helps that Quartz is a non-porous material as no bacteria can ever harbour beneath the surface.
In terms of appearance, Quartz is very consistent as it has been man made and therefore you never need to worry about each piece matching up. There are also no long term costs involved to maintain its important qualities such as waterproofing.
Cons of Quartz Bathroom Tiles
While Quartz is consistent in appearance, which is a bonus for a lot of people, it can also be a downside for others that seek character. Quartz is able to mimic the look of natural stones however this can only be done to a certain level, do not think that getting Quartz that can mimic natural stone will be able to fool most people as there will be signs.
While Quartz is extremely easy to clean as it is non-porous, it is very sensitive to chemicals therefore you have to be careful about which products you use to clean it with. Lastly, even though it is hard to chip or crack it can still be done, so never take it for granted.