Design In The Details
If you are designing or renovating your bathroom, it is important to take your time to select the best materials for your bathroom vanity, shower walls, and bathtub surrounds.
Given the daily wear and tear and moisture that bathrooms are exposed to, the most suitable material to maintain a fresh and luxurious look over time is quartz, which has recently gained popularity due to its extreme durability, non-porous nature, and beautiful finish. At Quartex Surfaces, we are proud to offer a wide selection of quartz that meets every design aesthetic and budget.
Why Choose Quartz for your Bathtub Surrounds?
Bathtub surrounds are the structure or platform that surrounds the bathtub, in order to hide the tub’s exterior and give the impression that the bathtub is built in to the stone or tile that is used on its surround. This is an important design feature of any bathroom, as it can add colour, interest, and anchor a space. In addition, it can be coordinated with your choice of bathroom vanity countertop and shower walls. Although bathtub surrounds are available in a wide variety of materials and price points, it is best to choose a material that will deliver beautiful results, be easy to maintain, and stand the test of time. The strongest bathtub surround available is quartz, a gorgeous engineered stone surface made up of an assortment of stone-like materials bound together with resins and formed into sheets.
In addition to its aesthetic appeal, quartz is the strongest material available for your bathtub surrounds. Moh’s Hardness Scale, which measures scratch resistance, rates quartz an amazing 7.0, just below diamonds, topaz, and sapphires, known for their incredible durability. As a result, you can feel confident that your bathtub surrounds will not scratch or chip through regular usage. While quartz is as durable as materials such as concrete and granite, it has a softer, more comfortable finish. Quartz is also stain resistant, which makes it an excellent choice for your bathtub surround, which will regularly be exposed to water. At Quartex Surfaces, we feel so confident in the strength of our quartz that we offer a “lifetime limited warranty” against manufacturer defects.
One of the greatest benefits of quartz is its non-porous nature. Unlike materials such as granite and marble, which are frequently selected for bathroom renovations, quartz is an incredibly hygienic material, as bacteria causing agents cannot penetrate its surface, which makes it an ideal option for damp environments such as bathrooms. Conversely, bacteria, mildew, and mold can fester in granite and marble, making it difficult to keep clean.If you are looking for a material that closely resembles stone, but it is much easier to maintain, quartz is the solution you are searching for, as it requires very little maintenance. It can quickly be wiped clean with a damp cloth or towel and cleansing product. While natural stone materials often require a specialized cleanser, quartz can be washed with a variety of gentle products. In addition, we can install a single quartz panel for your bathtub surround, which means there are minimal joints and no use of grout, further contributing to the ease of its maintenance. Quartz does not require frequent re-sealing, waxing, or polishing like many other comparable materials. Thus, once it is installed, it is a wonderfully carefree material for your bathtub surrounds.
In addition to its practicality, quartz is a beautiful option for your bathtub surround. At Quartex Surfaces, we carry an extensive assortment of quartz options to meet the needs of each client. From natural finishes such as pebble beach and river rock white to showstoppers such as cielo macaubas or statuario bianco, our quartz suits every taste and budget. Whether your style is modern or traditional, our quartz bathtub surrounds are available in a wide range of colours and styles. While many people assume that quartz is best suited to contemporary design due to its clean, minimalistic aesthetic, quartz can look beautiful in any space. Our customer care team can work with you to find the best material for the job. Once installed, quartz delivers a beautiful, high-end finish, which sparkles as it reflects the light. We can customize the versatile panels to your design needs, in order to help you achieve the look you desire, whether that is a single panel or tile design.
Maintaining your Quartz Bathtub Surrounds
As mentioned, quartz is an incredibly low maintenance material. However, to ensure that your bathtub surround is kept in pristine condition, it is necessary to take care of the quartz, as it is not completely damage proof. Even though a specialized product is not required, it is imperative that harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaners are not used on your bathtub surrounds. Avoid products that contain bleach, strong alkaline, acid, free radicals, oxidizers or any high, neutral, or low pH cleaners. In addition, while quartz is largely stain resistant, products such as hair dye can leave a stain if they penetrate its surface. Thus, it is essential to thoroughly rinse off any dye or other harsh products that come into contact with your bathtub surrounds. Although mold, mildew, and bacteria will not build up on quartz, as with any bathroom surface, soap scum should be cleaned off regularly with a damp towel or cloth and a mild detergent. Regularly wiping down your quartz bathtub surrounds will help to keep them clean and shiny.
Whether you are a contractor, designer, or homeowner, we welcome you to visit our state of the art showroom to see the wide range of quartz that we carry for your bathroom renovation. A member of our customer care team will be there to guide you through the options and help you find the most suitable quartz for the job. To learn more about the many advantages of quartz bathtub surrounds, please contact us today at 905-482-7082 or toll free at 1-844- 9QUARTZ (978-2789) to schedule a consultation or drop by our stunning showroom, conveniently located in Toronto.
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