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Kitchen sink material

christine
May 13, 2019

I'm replacing my kitchen sink and considering the Elkay Quartz Luxe under-mount, single basin in blue. The description of the material indicates its a combination of natural quartz with high-performance, UV-stable acrylic resins. Looking for advice on the durability of this material - is it actually scratch/chip resistant and does it require special care?

Comments (4)

  • Joy Wills

    Best bet is to order some of the free samples from their website. That's what I did (even though we went with Blanco) just to feel the texture and see if it would scratch (it didn't). We are very happy with our Blanco (silgranite) in Cinder.

  • christine

    Thanks so much for the suggestion. The Blanco sinks look beautiful!

  • PRO
    Elkay

    Hi Christine! You are correct! Our Quartz Luxe sinks also have a fiberglass webbing molded into the bottom of the work area for extra reinforcement. They also have a silky smooth surface so stains wipe off easily. No special cleaning care is required! Soap and water usually do the job. For stubborn stains and marks we recommend using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. You can find more info here: http://www.elkay.com/quartz-luxe.


    Thanks!

  • PRO
    Joseph Corlett, LLC

    " Looking for advice on the durability of this material - is it actually scratch/chip resistant and does it require special care?"


    You've gotta cut it with a diamond blade in a grinder or saw if that gives you any hints. I've scribed Elkay Quartz Luxe apron bottoms to make sink reveals perfect. I doubt Elkay recommends this procedure, but they ain't payin' my bills.


    Buy the grate for the sink bottom and you'll never have any problems.

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