FAQ – Facts about Viatera Quartz Countertops and Other Viatera Surfaces:
Viatera Quartz Countertop Advantages:
Stain-Resistance of Viatera® Quartz Countertops:
Viatera is made 93% natural quartz, an impervious crystalline mineral that is particularly resistant to absorption. When combined with polyester resins, the natural quartz creates a material that is non-porous and extremely stain resistant. Unlike other products, Viatera does not require sealant to ensure its non-porous attribute. This makes Viatera quartz a great product for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and nearly any surface.
Scratch-Resistance of Viatera Quartz Countertops:
The natural quartz that makes up most of Viatera makeup, is classified as the fourth hardest mineral on earth, by Moh’s Mineral Hardness scale. (The only harder mineral are topaz, sapphires, and diamonds.) This hardness of Viatera makes it nearly impossible to scratch or chip. This make Viatera ideal for highly used surfaces such as kitchen countertops, flooring, bathroom vanities.
Heat Resistance of Viatera Quartz Countertops:
Although Viatera is heat-resistant, we recommend that you use trivets and/or hot pads when working with hot pots, pans or any other kitchen items that produce a high amount of heat. This will ensure that you Viatera kitchen countertops stay beautiful for years to come.
Advantages of Viatera Countertops vs. Granite Countertops:
Viatera offers unparalleled quality to any design project. Due to the clarity of quartz, and the patented, advanced technology of polyester resins and colorfast pigments, Viatera provides a durable surface that is non-porous, and more resistant to heat, scratches, and stains than other products. This makes it an ideal surface for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities.
Viatera Quartz Countertop Color Selection:
The Viatera colors were inspired by the raw beauty different regions of the world. The palette ranges from soft and serene to passionate and intense. The clarity of the natural quartz particulates provide a beauty that can not be achieved by other manufacturing methods or techniques.
Consistency in Color of Viatera Quartz Countertops:
The manufacturing process of Viatera melds nature and modern technology into an unparalleled surfacing material. Since Viatera® incorporates all-natural quartz mined from the earth, there may be slight color variations and particulate concentrations, just as in natural stone surfaces. It’s all part of the authentic look Viatera quartz.
Size of Viatera Quartz Countertops:
Viatera® comes in the following slab sizes:
2 CM (approx. 3/4″) 55″ x 120″
3 CM (approx. 1¼”) 55″ x 120″
Are seams visible when using Viatera Quartz for Countertops and other Surfaces?
Since a standard slab of the Viatera product is 55″ x 120”, any countertop or project larger than this require a seam. During installation, the visibility of the seams is minimized by using adhesives specially matched to each individual Viatera Color.
Are lamination lines visible when using Viatera Quartz for Countertops and other Surfaces?
Just like other stone surfaces, lamination lines may be visible depending on the requirements of the project. Viatera is available in 3/4″ and 1 1/4″ thicknesses. As with all stone products, a lamination line is visible when two pieces of 3/4″ material are joined to create a 1 ½” front edge.