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About Compac Quartz

Like many other quartz producers, Compac Quartz makes its engineered stone materials using approximately 93-95% quartz. Since quartz is manufactured, it can be made to resemble various natural stones. Compac Quartz makes its products to "stand the test of time" with beauty.

According to the Compac Quartz website, their products offer exceptional resistance. The website states the following:

Technological Quartz is a product of exceptional resistance and stunning beauty. With the appearance and feel of natural quartz but with a better performance thanks to its high resistance.

So, what is the selection like?

Available Compac Quartz Colors

Every quartz supplier or manufacturer offers its own selection of colors and patterns. In addition to colors and patterns, various finishes are offered as well. Compac Quartz produces the following colors of quartz:

Compac Colors

  • Unique Calacatta
  • Unique Marquina
  • Unique Venatino
  • Unique Arabescato
  • Unique Argento
  • Ice White
  • Ice Black
  • Absolute Blanc
  • Glaciar
  • Carrara
  • Alaska
  • Luna
  • Moon
  • Snow
  • L├íctea
  • Vanille
  • Botticino
  • Arena
  • Zement Ice
  • Ceniza
  • Plomo
  • Titaneo
  • Smoke Gray
  • Nocturno
  • Azabache
  • New Passion

Compac Edge Profiles

Color is not the only feature variation offered by Compac. There are several edge styles from which to choose. The list of edge profiles available includes:

  • Dove Chest
  • Molding
  • Skirt
  • Round
  • Border
  • Coved
  • Edge

Lifetime Warranty

Compac Quartz offers a lifetime warranty on its Technological Quartz surfaces. The following is a quote from the warranty documentation:

COMPAC, THE SURFACES COMPANY, provides a lifetime* warranty for all registered owners of installed TECHNOLOGICAL QUARTZ countertops that covers any manufacturing defects affecting the materials used in the fabrication process of this product, whereby any defective material in the countertop would be replaced or repaired.

Compac Care & Maintenance Information

As a general rule, quartz is relatively easy to care for. If you follow some basic, simple rules, you can clean it with warm water and mild soap. However, it can be temperamental if you begin using chemicals on it. Leaving home made concoctions on the surface for long periods of time also hinder performance.

Caring for Compac Quartz is also simple. Here are some basics when it comes to maintaining the look of your quartz surface:

  • Use a pH neutral cleaner designed for quartz as your daily cleaner. Although, you can use soap and water, some quartz owners have reported streaks after using soap and water to clean surfaces.
  • Keep your quartz away from harsh chemicals for lengths of time; and some chemicals should never be used. See the manufacturer's care and maintenance guide for detailed lists.
  • Use care when working with sharp edges or knives. Compac Quartz is scratch resistant, but not scratch proof.
  • Always use a trivet or a hot pad when placing pots on your quartz surfaces. Quartz is not heat proof.

Caring for your quartz is an important aspect of owning it, but you have to have it installed first. So let's briefly take a look at how the quartz surface gets installed in the first place.

How to Install Compac Quartz

Do you have your eye on new quartz countertops in your kitchen or bathroom? Have you set your heart on Compac for the hard surfaces? If so, you may be interested in finding out what goes into installing Compac Quartz. Even if you are not installing Compac yourself it is still wise to research it. Why is that the case?

Because knowing what the project consists of can help you understand the pricing, timing, and scope of what you are having done. Here are the steps for how to install Compac Quartz countertops.

  1. Have the proper tools - if you are installing the quartz, you will need to be sure you have the right tools and supplies before you begin the install. However, if you are having it installed by a fabricator, he will most likely have the tools.
  2. Measure your space - measure out the stone and mark the slab for cutouts like the sink hole and the faucet holes. This can be tricky and will require more tools. In fact, specific tools are made for this purpose.
  3. Set the quartz - after measuring the area to see where the cuts go, lay out your Compac quartz on the base without any adhesive. This will allow you to get a good idea of how well the quartz fits the space.
  4. Apply the adhesive - if the quartz is the right size and shape, glue it into the space.
  5. Install your backsplash - if you have elected to have a backsplash, install it after the surface is in place. Choosing the proper backsplash for your Compac surface plays a key role in the project's appeal.

Installing Compac countertops is not a project that will take only one afternoon. In fact, the whole process takes multiple days because the consequences are huge if there is a mistake. So, if you are installing your Compac yourself, be sure you set aside plenty of time for the task. Otherwise, you may end up overloading yourself and having to hire a fabricator anyway. Additionally, if you are going the do-it-yourself route, you will want to be sure you have the correct tools for the job; all of which are available through distributors found on this website.

Installation Tools

We offer a wide selection of products that can be used when installing quartz countertops; and that includes installing Compac quartz surfaces. When you go to install the slab, be sure you have all the right tools for the project. Here are some reminders for installing quartz & stone surfaces.

Diamond blades that are designed to cut Compac quartz slabs are a must. Even stone that is harder than quartz can be cut with the Grey Leopard diamond blade. It is by no means the only blade that we offer to cut quartz surfaces, but it does an outstanding job. Another blade that cuts quartz as discussed on other websites is the White Lion. The White Lion is the "king of the jungle" when it comes to hard stone cutting blades.

Another tool that is required for installing Compac Quartz is polishing pads; that is, if you want a polished finish. Polishing pads that work well for quartz surfaces are a must. Depending on whether the polishing is done in a wet environment or a dry one, there are multiple choices. Here are some specifics:

Reminders for Installing Stone

  1. Know which type of edge the customer wants on the countertop when they install the material.
  2. Do you have the proper sink clips that are needed for the installation?
  3. What type of sink will the countertop have? Is there one in particular that compliments the Compac collection you are installing?
  4. Make sure you are all set on dry polishing pads just in case you have to touch up the surface.
  5. If there is an overhang, have you included the the correct quality countertop support brackets for the installation?

In the end, you may choose to hire a fabricator or choose to install it yourself. Whichever you decide, it is beneficial to know a little bit about the process.

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