What is Quartz Carpet ® and how is it applied?
Quartz Carpet ® is a flooring system made of naturally tumbled stone, imported from Europe. It is mixed on site with specially developed resins and trowelled by hand to a 6mm thickness creating a seamless surface.
Do the stones feel sharp when you walk on them?
The stones are naturally tumbled and rounded. They have no sharp edges, chips or fissures as a result of this natural process. When you walk on Quartz Carpet®, it is smooth underfoot.
Is Quartz Carpet ® cold underfoot?
Quartz Carpet is warmer than tiling and has the same ambient temperature as the air. This is due to the small pockets of air trapped between the stones of the flooring system.
Can Quartz Carpet ® be used with under-floor heating?
The Quartz Carpet ® stone flooring system is completely under-floor heating compliant.
How durable is Quartz Carpet ®?
Quartz Carpet ® is extremely durable. It measures 8 on the Measure of Hardness scale (MOH), where a diamond measures 10.
What about the South African climate?
Our resins are specifically developed for the harsh UV rays of our African climate as well as daily wear and tear.
Is Quartz Carpet ® slippery underfoot?
Quartz Carpet ® is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is a slip-resistant surface. It is an ideal flooring system for pool surrounds, patios, showers, ramps and walkways.
Can I use it around my pool?
Quartz Carpet ® is an ideal flooring system for pool surrounds and outdoor areas as it is slip-resistant, durable and UV stable. Our floors carry a warranty not to yellow over time.
Can I use it in my braai/entertainment area?
Quartz Carpet ® can be used throughout your entertainment areas. It can flow from your internal living area onto your patio/braai area. It is especially suitable for entertainment areas due to its stain resistant properties and the fact that it is easy to clean.
Can I use Quartz Carpet ® in my shower?
Yes – Quartz Carpet ® is hygienic and has passed international hygienic standards tests. It is slip-resistant and smooth underfoot, and can create an uninterrupted flow from the bathroom floor into the shower.
Can it go on walls and stairs?
Quartz Carpet ® stone flooring system can be installed vertically and on staircases. To prevent wear on the edge of the step, an aluminium trim is installed.
Can you create patterns and logos?
Quartz Carpet ® can incorporate patterns, corporate logos and colour changes across the floor. Special formable trims are used to create the shape of the desired pattern and separate colours, while special “cut-outs” are used for logos. Logos can be colour matched.
Is Quartz Carpet ® stain-resistant?
Pore-Filled Quartz Carpet ® is ideal for kitchens due to its stain-resistant properties.
What is the difference between the Internal and External Quartz Carpet ® systems?
The Quartz Carpet ® external system has been specifically developed to be UV stable and will not yellow through exposure to the sun.
Can I do DIY Application of Quartz Carpet ®?
Quartz Carpet® may only be installed by approved Applicators.
How long does it take to install and when can I walk on it?
Depending on the size and specification of the job, approximately 100m2 can be laid per day. This would incorporate one day of preparation and priming, followed by a second day of screeding. A Quartz Carpet ® stone flooring system is generally ready for foot traffic within 24 hours.
Can it be laid over my existing floor?
Yes, provided your current floor has no movement or structural faults, Quartz Carpet ® can be trowelled on top of it. An applicator would be able to assess if your flooring surface is suitable to have Quartz Carpet ® applied over it. Quartz Carpet ® can also be laid directly over existing tiles.
What happens if I need to repair my QC – will you see the repair?
Quartz Carpet ® can be repaired by an applicator. Attic stock should be left on site. Repairs done at a later stage may be visible.