While Quartz is resistant to heat, it’s recommended that you never set your casserole dish that’s straight from the oven on your Quartz countertop. Always use a hot pad or trivet.

The reason? Unlike granite, marble, and soapstone, Quartz is an engineered surface, which means it is made up of a special epoxy glue that can only withstand temperatures of around 150 degrees.

The last thing you want is to damage your gorgeous Quartz and inflict permanent damage.

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A highly durable material, Quartz is often compared to granite in hardness. In fact, Geologists measure the hardness of materials on the Mohs scale of 1 to 10, with diamonds being a 10. Quartz ranks the same as granite stone at a 7.

Other features of Quartz include:

  • High quality, preferred choice for homes
  • Requires no sealant like granite and marble
  • Highly scratch resistant
  • Heat resistant up to 150 degrees
  • Not recommended for outdoor uses

Available in an array of colors


The world is your oyster when it comes to selecting a color for your new Quartz countertop. Because it is engineered, Quartz is available in virtually any color and style and can be tailored to mimic the look of granite or marble if that is your preference.

Allow Stone Connection to help you

When it comes to countertops, we want to help you make the right choice for your home. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, or lower level bar, we’ve got a solution for you. Come visit our showroom in Pittsburgh today!