Although GEOS is technically not quartz. Like many quartz producers,
GEOS makes its engineered stone materials using a resin bond and pigments. However, instead of using quartz, recycled glass is used and it performs just like engineered stone.
According to the GEOS care instructions, their product is virtually maintenance free and can easily be cleaned. The care and maintenance page makes the following statement:
GEOS Recycled Glass Surfaces are easy to maintain and keep clean. For daily care and maintenance we recommend wiping the surface with a damp cloth or a mild cleaner...
So, what is the selection like?
Available GEOS Colors
GEOS has a few collections of surfaces. Here is a list of the colors they offer:
- Amber Coast
- Coffee Kona
- Fairfax Kona
- Lake Shell
- Marina Black
- Ocean Shell
- St. Lawrence
- Red Rocks
- White Birch
GEOS offers a 15 year warranty on its products. Here is the information that is on their website:
EOS warrants through the fabricator to the original owners of installed GEOS products for a period of fifteen (15) years from the date of installation that the GEOS material will be free from manufacturing defects.
Care & Maintenance
As a general rule, quartz is relatively easy to take care of; caring for GEOS is similar. 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 strong chemicals on it or leaving home made concoctions on the surface for long periods of time. Caring for GEOS is simple as well. Here are some basics when it comes to maintaining the look of your GEOS surface:
- Using warm water and mild soap, clean up any spills quickly.
- For cleaning up dried on spills, use a cleaner designed for cleaning resin-based surfaces.
- Avoid using harsh household chemicals such as; cleaners containing bleach or ammonia. Along those same lines, do not use solvents.
However, there are other substances that can cause discolorations on your GEOS surface. For the varieties of things that can stain your surfaces, it is good to look into the various types of stain removal products and cleaners.
Caring for your GEOS 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 GEOS surface gets installed in the first place.
How to Install
If you have your eye on new quartz countertops in your kitchen or bathroom and have decided on GEOS for the hard surfaces, then you may be interested in finding out what goes into installing GEOS. Even if you do not want to know how to install GEOS so that you can install it yourself it is still wise to research it. Why?
Even if you are having a fabrication professional install your GEOS surfaces, 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 GEOS countertops.
- Having the proper tools - if you are installing the GEOS, you will need to be sure you have these tools and supplies before you begin installing the GEOS. However, if you are having it installed, the fabrication professional has most likely already invested in these tools and has them for the install.
- Measure your space - measure out the stone and mark the slab(s) for cutouts like the sink hole and the faucet holes. This can be tricky and will require more tools. In fact, the additional tools are specifically made for this purpose.
- Setting the GEOS - after measuring the area to see where the cuts need to be made, lay out your GEOS on the base without any adhesive. This will allow you to get a good idea of how well the GEOS will fit.
- Install your backsplash - if you have elected to have a backsplash installed with your GEOS surface, you will install it after the surface has been installed. Choosing the proper backsplash for your GEOS surface plays a key role in the appeal of your project.
Installing GEOS 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 GEOS 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 you can find here on our website.
We offer a wide selection of products that can be used once you know
how to install GEOS countertops; and that includes installing GEOS 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 GEOS & stone surfaces.
Sure, We have diamond blades that are designed to cut GEOS slabs. Even stone that is harder than GEOS can be cut with the Grey Leopard diamond blade. It is by no means the only blade that we offer to cut GEOS surfaces, but it does well. Another blade that cuts GEOS 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 GEOS is polishing pads (that is if you want a polished finish). Weha offers a number of polishing pads that work well for GEOS surfaces. Depending on whether the polishing is done in a wet environment or dry environment, there are multiple choices. Here are some specifics:
Reminders for Installing Stone
- Know which type of edge the customer wants on the countertop when they install the material.
- Do you have the proper sink clips that are needed for the installation?
- What type of sink will the countertop have? Is there one in particular that compliments the GEOS collection you are installing?
- Make sure you are all set on dry polishing pads just in case you have to touch up the surface during the install.
- If there is an overhang, have you included the the correct quality countertop support brackets for the installation?