About Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC Quartz
The elegant Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC product of exceptional hardness and resistance to impact is ideal both for areas that have to withstand intense foot traffic as well as for household environments. Even more, its minimal absorption, ease of cleaning and low maintenance makes it a highly recommendable choice for bathrooms or kitchens, as it is extremely resistant to abrasion, acids, oils…
In a world that demands stunning surfaces to withhold the wears of everyday traffic, while maintaining a naturally elegant appearance. Besides, technology has given Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC the ability to create a product from natural quartz and marble that fits the needs and demands of our modern world. Whether its floors, walls, countertops, or columns, Compac’s technological advances in the world of engineered stone will promise you a product in a variety of colors, finishes, and formats that will exceed your creative goals.
This man-made stone is considerably more durable than its natural counterpart, making it more suitable for use as a kitchen work surface.
What is Compac Quartz?
More importantly, COMPAC Quartz combines natural elegance and resistance. Particularly, is harder than natural stone, with a huge variety of colors to fit any style in the kitchen countertops or bathroom countertops.
Manufactured from a mixture of pure quartz, pigments and resins, this product preserves all the technical and aesthetic characteristics of the original stone. Further, has been improved and enhanced, resulting in a product that is ideal for areas requiring high abrasion and scratch resistance.
Compac was founded in Spain in 1975. Earlier this year, the company collaborated with Paris-based designer Arik Levy to create a sculptural kitchen installation for an exhibition during London Design Festival 2017, which was made using its Ice of Genesis collection that is inspired by the frozen lakes of the artic.
How is Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC made?
Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth’s continental crust, after feldspar. It is made up of a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall formula SiO2. The mix of quartz, resins and pigments make these surfaces solid with no porosity, high resistance to scratching and low maintenance.
Why Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC Quartz?
For those looking for design without compromising functionality, Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC brings together these two qualities in a unique and innovative product, perfect for interior decoration.
Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC surfaces blend modern sophistication and timeless luxury with unbeatable strength and durability. The ever-lasting finish requires only simple and routine care to maintain its good looks. It has the appearance and feel of natural quartz but with better performance thanks to its high resistance, and comes in an extensive range of colors, designs, sizes, thicknesses and ornamentations. It is the ideal product for kitchen countertops, floors, walls and all kinds of indoor surfaces that have to withstand intensive use.
Benefits of using Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC Quartz
First of all, Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC is among the most beautiful material. The excellent colors and finishes of Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC, together with the fact that they are very simple to fit, form part of the long list of advantages of this luxurious product which includes:
- Maximum resistance to impact and flexion
- Resistance to acids, oils, liquids, etc.
- Minimum water absorption
- Maximum hardness
- High resistance to abrasion
- Ideal for kitchens and bathrooms
In most cases, soap and water or a mild detergent is enough to keep your Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC countertop looking like new. If necessary, use a non-abrasive soft soap along with a non-scratch or delicate scrub pad. Afterwards, thoroughly rinse with clean water to remove residue.
Stubborn Stains or Dried Spills
If needed, apply a non-abrasive household cleaners and rinse to remove residue. Considering this, a non-abrasive cleaner will not dull the surface shine. For example, to remove adhered material such as food, gum, nail polish or even dried paint, first scrape away excess material with a plastic putty knife and then use a damp cloth to remove any marks or residual dirt. For extra-stubborn stains, a no-scratch Scotch-Brite® pad is recommended along with the non-abrasive cleaner.
Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC is more heat resistant than other stone surfaces including most granite, marble and limestone; and is not affected by temperatures lower than 150°C (300°F). However, like all stone material, Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC Quartz can be damaged by sudden and rapid temperature changes. Therefore, we suggest that hot pots and pans never be directly placed on the surface. We also recommend a hot pad or trivet be placed on the surface under cooking units such as electric frying pans, crock pots, or roaster ovens.
Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC is a highly scratch resistant surface. However, avoid abuse of the surface by refraining from using sharp objects such as sharp knives or screw drivers directly onto the surface.
Cleaning Agents to Avoid
By the way, it’s important to be aware that like any other surface, Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC can be permanently damaged. Under those circumstances, if exposed to strong chemicals and solvents it can damage its physical properties. Never clean your Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC Quartz surface with products that contain Trichlorethane or Methylene chloride. Either way don’t use paint removers or strippers. Avoid the use of highly aggressive cleaning agents. Such as oven/grill cleaners and dishwasher polishing agents that have high alkaline/pH levels (pH 8.5 or higher). Products containing oils or powders may leave a residue and should be rinsed off thoroughly. If your surface accidentally exposed to any of these damaging products, rinse immediately with clean water to neutralize the effect.
In conclusion, the most important features and benefits of Compac ABSOLUTE BLANC products are:
- LIFE-LONG WARRANTY
- Highly impact and stain Resistant
- Heat and Burn Resistant
- Very Low Maintenance Requirements
- High Flexural Strength
- Mould and Mildew Resistant
- Immunity to Freeze and Thaw
- Colour Consistency
- Stain Resistant to Chipping
- Resistant to Household Chemicals, Acids and Solvents
- Flexibility in design with over 24 colours.
- Versatile and practical product.
- Durability and strength.
- Extremely scratch, stain and impact resistant.
- Exclusive bacterial protection.
- Easy to care and maintain.
- Ease of installation and wide choices of thicknesses and finishes.