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What does Breton® manufactured quartz mean?

#Bretonstone® technology, is a patented process developed by the Italian company #Breton S.p.A. This technology is widely regarded as the industry standard for #engineeredstone production and involves a specific method for creating high-quality #quartzsurfaces.

Breton developed this technology in 1970's they were the first to manufacture #quartz surfaces. Many manufacturers of engineered quartz surfaces utilize Breton's technology under license today, allowing them to produce high-quality quartz slabs using similar processes developed by Breton. This has led to the widespread availability of quartz #surfaces globally, with numerous brands offering products made using Breton's technology.

Bretonstone® Process: is a sophisticated manufacturing process that involves blending the raw materials and then subjecting them to a vacuum, vibration, and high pressure to form dense, non-porous slabs. The slabs are then cured, cut, and polished to achieve a finished product.

But what does it mean to buy Breton quartz?

Below are some suggestions and considerations:

  1. High-Quality Materials: Breton quartz surfaces are made from a mixture of natural quartz, resins, and pigments. The natural quartz content typically makes up around 90-95% of the total product, providing excellent hardness and durability. Other quartz brands may use more #resin or even #silica and typically don't have the right #certifications

  2. Consistency and Quality: Bretonstone® technology ensures consistent quality and appearance in the finished product. The slabs are uniform in color and texture. Making non-Breton quartz surfaces inconsistent and can vary widely in colour and hue.

  3. Durability, Performance & Cost: Quartz surfaces made with Breton technology are highly resistant to scratches, stains, and heat. They also have low porosity, which makes them resistant to bacterial growth and easy to maintain. Non-Breton quartz surfaces can sometimes be less expensive than those produced with Bretonstone® technology. However, these surfaces are produced using alternative methods, which may vary in terms of technology, quality, and efficiency. These methods might not be ethical or regulated and can effect the overall standard of your quartz.

  4. Brand and Reputation: The term “Breton quartz” is often associated with well-known brands in the quartz surface industry. Choosing a non-Breton quartz means quality, reliability & warranty are all in question. 

  5. Innovation and Design: Breton technology allows for a wide range of design possibilities and innovations in patterns, colors, and finishes. Non-Breton #manufacturers might have different capabilities, potentially limiting the variety and uniqueness of available #designs.

In summary, choosing non-Breton manufactured stone means you are opting for products made with different technology and possibly different standards of quality and performance. It’s essential to research and evaluate the specific manufacturer, their processes, and the reviews of their products to ensure they meet your expectations and needs.

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