Four Elements Quartz Surfaces
Four Elements is an engineered quartz material designed for use in kitchens and bathrooms by designers, decorators, and homeowners as well as fabricators and other professionals. The 4E (Four Elements) website is the place for obtaining more information about this brand of quartz material. In this article we are going to briefly consider some basic points about quartz by looking at Four Elements and considering some color options. Additionally, we will mention some fabrication equipment and supplies that professionals use for cutting and gluing Four Elements surfaces as well as other quartz materials.
Quartz engineered surfaces are touted as a material that offers a number of features that many find very appealing. In fact, no matter what brand of quartz you read up on you will find comments about the innovation of the company, the durability of the quartz material, and the scratch resistance that quartz offers. You might even find that some quartz manufactures market it as being superior to natural stone. Nearly every quartz brand will make at least one statement that either alludes to or directly says something related to one of those features. Notice what Four Elements says in its material.
Quartz is the second most common mineral of the terrestrial crust, and so it is present in a massive quantity of rocks. It is recognized for its endurance and resistance. 4e is made of 92%-96% of natural quartz and it keeps the consistency and stability of the natural rock. Furthermore, we know that beauty is in everyone’s eye.
That's right, Four Elements is confident in the quality of its material. Why wouldn't they be? After all, quartz surfaces are chosen be many professionals for a variety of reasons.
Just because Four Elements surfaces are manufactured it does not mean that the color selection is minimal. No, Four Elements produces a number of colors designed to match various design styles that are popular for interior designers and decorators. What colors are available from Four Elements?
Colors from Four Elements
Quartz surfaces can be made in a variety of hues and shades. Patterns and textures are available as wwell. The following list enumerates the color selection available from Four Elements at the time of this writing.
- Temple White
- Light Grey
- Raw Brown
- Crema Toscana
- Ash Grey
- Smokey Brown
- Portofino Black
- Light Moka
Each of the above colors and/or patterns above are designed to coordinate with one or more design styles that are popular. So if you are looking for quartz countertops that are an ideal fit for your interior design style, you might want to look into Four Elements options. It is an elegant surface and delivers strength and durability because it is engineered quartz. In fact, the strength of Four Elements leads us to the next natural question, "How do I cut Four Elements quartz?"
How to Cut Four Elements Quartz
Cutting Four Elements is a fabrication task that can be easy if you have the proper machines and use the correct tooling for cutting quartz. There are plenty of blades on the market for use on various kinds of equipment. However, it is not wise to simply reach for the blade closest to you or just cut your Four Elements surface using the blade that happens to be on the bridge saw at the time. The best first step to cutting Four Elements is to grab the proper quartz blade.
You might be asking yourself, "What is the proper blade?" That is a great question. And to answer it, we need to get an idea of what quartz surfaces need in the way of blades and other tools for cutting quartz.
Bridge Saw Blades
If you are going to be cutting Four Elements, you need to have a machine and a blade that will do the trick. There are a number of machines that are made for cutting all types of stone materials; including quartz. The kind of saw you use to cut Four Elements Quartz will most likely be a matter of personal preference. However, the blade needs to be designed in such a way that it can perform well on quartz surfaces. Why is that?
It helps to know a little bit about quartz materials to help you select a blade that performs well. Quartz is a very hard material. It is engineered from minerals that are harder than some granite. This means that the bridge saw blade you select will need to be able to cut hard stone. Additionally, since quartz (including Four Elements) is so hard, the blade needs to be able to cut it cleanly too. We have designed a quartz blade that is engineered to perform this task very well.
Cartridge Adhesives for Four Elements Quartz
Cutting Four Elements is not the only thing that fabricators are interested in knowing. Which glue to use for quartz fabrication when I am workign with Four Elements is another main thing that professional fabricators and installers inquire about. Tenax offers color matched cartridge glue for bonding quartz materials including Four Elements. In fact, here is a sample of a few colors from Four Elements matched up with the color of Multibond that is used for gluing it:
The Tenax Quartz Bridge saw blade is designed for cutting materials in the same class as Four Elements. These blades for quartz cut cleanly and quickly. Using them as described on the product page will ensure that your cuts and projects trun out the best they can be.