Compac Quartz Surfaces
Compac 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 Compac 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 Compac and considering some color options. Additionally, we will mention some fabrication equipment and supplies that professionals use for cutting and gluing Compac 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 Compac says in its material.
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. And it comes in an extensive range of colors, designs, sizes, thicknesses and ornamentations. It is the ideal product for kitchen worktops, floors, walls and all kinds of indoor surfaces that have to withstand intensive use.
That's right, Compac 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 Compac surfaces are manufactured it does not mean that the color selection is minimal. No, Compac produces a number of colors designed to match various design styles that are popular for interior designers and decorators. What colors are available from Compac?
Colors from Compac
Quartz surfaces can be made in a variety of hues and shades. Patterns and textures are available as well. The following list enumerates the color selection available from Compac at the time of this writing.
- Unique Carrara
- Unique Bianco
- Unique Pietra
- Unique Calacatta
- Unique Marquina
- Unique Venatino
- Unique Arabescato
- Unique Argento
- Ice White
- Ice Black
- Absolute Blanc
- Zement Ice
- Smoke Gray
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 Compac options. It is an elegant surface and delivers strength and durability because it is engineered quartz. In fact, the strength of Compac leads us to the next natural question, "How do I cut Compac quartz?"
How to Cut Compac Quartz
Cutting Compac 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 Compac surface using the blade that happens to be on the bridge saw at the time. The best first step to cutting Compac 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 Compac, 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 Compac 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 Compac) 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 Compac Quartz
Cutting Compac is not the only thing that fabricators are interested in knowing. Which glue to use for quartz fabrication when I am working with Compac is another main thing that professional fabricators and installers inquire about. Tenax offers color matched cartridge glue for bonding quartz materials including Compac. In fact, here is a sample of a few colors from Compac 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 Compac. These blades for quartz cut cleanly and quickly. Using them as described on the product page will ensure that your cuts and projects turn out the best they can be.