FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What size are PentalQuartz slabs?

PentalQuartz slabs come in a standard size of 55”x119” in both 2cm (3/4″) and 3cm* (1 1/4″) thicknesses. Additionally, selected colors are available in both our XL size of 65”x130”, as well as half slabs of 26″x118″*. PentalQuartz has a variety of colors also available in 1.2cm (1/2”) thickness. Please ask your local distributor for availability of colors, thickness, and slab size in your location.

*3cm and half slabs are not available in all locations. Please contact your closest distributor for availability.

 

What are the reasons to choose quartz?

PentalQuartz is manufactured using the most advanced and latest technology from Breton SpA, of Italy. It’s a composite of natural quartz, one of the most abundant and hardest minerals on the planet, and pigments that are bound with high quality polymer resins. PentalQuartz is a solid non porous surface product that is resistant to scratches, stains, and water, thus providing a virtually maintenance free surface.

 

Can I cut on it?

Although PentalQuartz is extremely scratch resistant, it is not scratch proof. We do not recommend cutting or chopping directly on your countertop, rather it’s recommended to always use a cutting board.

 

Can I put a hot pot on it?

Always use a hot pad or trivet when setting down hot objects such as pans or plates. Direct contact with extremely high heat can cause damage to your PentalQuartz surface.

 

Can I use it on floors or walls?

Yes! PentalQuartz can be used in a variety of residential and commercial applications for both floors and walls. Suitable for many types of indoor flooring applications, PentalQuartz is also an excellent choice for a wide variety of indoor wall applications including backsplashes, tub surrounds, shower walls, and other interior wall surfaces.

 

Which PentalQuartz colors are NSF/51 rated?

All colors are NSF/51, however Sparkling White, Sparkling Grey, and Sparkling Black are NSF rated only for the splash zone.

 

How should I clean my countertops?

Routine daily cleaning can be done with mild soap and warm water. Be sure to rinse thoroughly. Heavier cleaning can be accomplished using a non-abrasive cleanser and sponge.

 

Does it stain?

PentalQuartz is resistant to staining, however it is not stain proof. Minimal maintenance and routine cleaning will keep your counters looking new. Take care to avoid spilling harsh chemicals such as drain cleaners, paint strippers, oven cleaners, or other high Ph chemicals on your PentalQuartz surfaces.

 

Can it be used outdoors?

PentalQuartz is not recommended for exterior use, as exposure to direct sunlight for prolonged periods can result in color changes, fading and/or warping.

 

What kind of sink can I use with PentalQuartz?

PentalQuartz is compatible with any sink of your choice. Your certified PentalQuartz fabricator/installer can provide you with advice on what sink is best for your application.

 

Does PentalQuartz come with a warranty?

PentalQuartz comes with a 15 year warranty for residential projects and a 10 year warranty for commercial installations.

 

Will I see any seams in my countertops?

Although seam appearance can be minimized, they will always be visible. It’s best to discuss seam placement and appearance with your fabricator/installer prior to installation.

 

Does PentalQuartz produce any dangerous off-gases?

PentalQuartz carries both Greenguard and Greenguard Gold certifications to ensure the highest levels of indoor air quality, and is certified to produce no VOC’s or harmful off-gasing in your home or project.

 

Does the color/pattern go all the way through the slab?

Yes, PentalQuartz is solid all the way through the slab. The same beauty and color you see on the surface continues all the way through allowing for a wide variety of edge profiles without a change in material appearance.