Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Quartz?
Natural quartz is one of nature’s hardest surfaces. In fact, it’s twice as hard as granite. Quartz is not only a high performing surface, but it is also luxurious, durable and low maintenance. Our surfaces are composed of up to 93% quartz and are therefore designed to last. In a unique process, we take the innate strength of quartz and combine it with numerous polymers and dashes of pigments. The result: A range of durable and beautiful quartz surfaces in a wide variety of colors and finishes. All that’s needed is your inner designer to bring them spectacularly to life, any way you see fit. From countertops to custom-made furniture, the sky’s the limit.
What are the advantages of Quartz?

Quartz Advantages:

• Non-porous and requires no sealing
• Lustrous surface requires no conditioning or polishing
• Heat, bacteria and stain resistant
• Chip and scratch resistant
• Easy to maintain and clean (mild soap and water)
• Safe — tested and certified by the National Sanitation for Food Safety
and Food Contact under the NSF 51 Certification
• Backed by a Commercial 10-Year Limited Warranty
• Backed by a Residential Lifetime Limited Warranty
• GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
• GREENGUARD for Children & Schools


No other surface can match the combination of all these benefits. Quartz is designed for high-traffic areas such as offices, banks, hotels and restaurants, where applications can also include walls, reception areas, serving areas, table tops, staircases and much more.  Because Pelleco Surfaces is a direct importer of natural stone and quartz, we are able to offer low pricing to meet a wide variety of budgets. Our quartz is available in several different patterns to give your project the perfect look.

What is Granite?

Granite is one of the most frequently used stones for countertops because of it’s durability and strength. It is made up of Feldspar, Quartz and Mica. Granite is the most common rock found on the earth’s crust and comes in a variety of colors, thus making it a popular choice for consumers. Because Granite is a porous rock it does need to be sealed and we recommend yearly maintenance to keep your countertop in the best condition.

What is Marble?
Marble is becoming increasingly popular with consumers as of late. While it is a beautiful surface, it is formed from calcium carbonate so it reacts easily with acids and can lead to etching on the surface. Marble is a porous rock and is much softer than both Quartz and Granite, leading to a higher propensity for chipping.
How do I clean my surface?
Just use warm water and mild soap to clean. Unlike granite and marble, quartz doesn’t need periodic sealing, polishing or reconditioning. You won’t have to work with messy oils or dangerous chemicals.
Can I use Marble on my kitchen countertops?
Yes, you can certainly use marble on your kitchen countertops and many people do, however it is not as durable as granite, thus making it more popular in other areas. Marble is more porous than other surfaces like quartz and granite, making it more susceptible to damage.

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