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  1. You’ve probably heard a million things about the pros and cons of Quartz countertops. Some praise its virtues as if they were the physical manifestation of everything right about the world. However, on the other end of the spectrum you’ll hear enough of how bad it is that it’d paint anyone as a fool for even considering. Well, business propaganda and marketing bias aside, the truth, as always, is somewhere in between. Whether it’s quartz, granite or solid surface, choosing the right material depends on your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences, so it’s prudent to understand both the ups and downs” THE PROS Although its name might lead you to think of natural stone, the quartz we’re talking about here is really an engineered composite. It combines a high percentage of crushed quartz (about 90 to 94 percent) with a binding polymer resin to create something that has the best of natural stone and synthetics (e.g. solid surface, laminates). With that in mind, let’s explore the primary pros and cons of quartz countertops: 1. NON-POROUS – HYGIENIC, STAIN RESISTANT AND EASY TO CLEAN. Unlike natural stones that contain microscopic pores over its entire surface, the resin in between the crushed quartz bits evenly fill out the gaps and surface.This makes quartz countertops very resistant to stains as liquids and pigments won’t seep in and cause a mess, unlike natural stone. It also makes cleaning easier since any mess or spills simply glide off the surface. More important, however, is that non-porous quartz countertops are highly anti-microbial, a desirable characteristic where hygiene is a concern. Without gaps or spaces (pores) for microorganisms to latch on, it significantly inhibits their ability to grow and form colonies. Many common bacteria, such as staphylococcus aureus (which you can find living on your own skin!) produce dangerous toxins that are difficult to destroy. Therefore it is DEFINITELY in your best interest to not let them breed in the first place. In the worst case scenarios, pores can trap liquids in between a solid surface – making it the perfect place for many common types of bacteria to start building biofilms. This is a real problem since biofilms protect the bacteria and can make getting rid of them a gazillion times harder than it should. 2. HEAT-RESISTANT (~204 DEGREES CELSIUS). Compared to other synthetic-based options, such as solid surface and laminate, quartz will not bend and warp if it were to come into contact with hot objects. In addition, burn marks on quartz countertops can be repaired by sanding down the surface. This isn’t possible with solid surface or laminated countertops, which would’ve popped and sizzled into an unsalvageable mess and must be replaced. 3. SCRATCH RESISTANT. Composed almost entirely of hard quartz mineral, quartz countertops will blunt knives and other sharp metal objects before it scratches. But while the resin is soft and susceptible, very little of it is exposed on the surface, and is unlikely to scratch except in the most severe cases. Still, it’s far more durable than solid surface countertops are, which scratch and cut easily. 4. IMPACT RESISTANT. Quartz countertops exhibit greater durability to cracking due to impact compared to granite, thanks to the polymer resin in between the crushed quartz. Flexible and elastic, the resin serve as shock absorbers that disperses the energy from an impact before it reaches the hard but brittle stone – the same properties that makes Kevlar so resistant to high-speed projectiles. In addition, the granules of crushed quartz in the flexible resin polymer matrix provides even more “give” that further helps disperse high energy impulses which would otherwise be destructive to the surface. THE CONS If there is one often recurring theme in everything is that there’s always some give and take. While the polymer resin filling in quartz countertops contributes to many of its advantages, it is also the cause of most of the failings. Below are the main disadvantages of quartz countertops: 1. EXPENSIVE Probably the first thing anyone will notice is the price tag. Costing just a little less than granite (18% less), and significantly more expensive than solid surfaces (54% more) or laminate (270% more), quartz countertops are quite expensive. Nevertheless, its durability, ease of maintenance and hygiene benefits makes up for its price. 2. NOT SUITED FOR OUTDOOR USE. Although great at holding up in a kitchen environment, quartz countertops aren’t the best choice for outdoor use. Prolonged exposure to the elements will quickly fade as the polymer resin and colour pigments react to sunlight and chemicals in the rain and air. It is also more likely to get scratched as conditions are a little less controlled outside of an indoor environment. While that isn’t to say that quartz cannot be used outdoors, there are simply better options to choose from, such as granite, stainless steel or even concrete. 3. NOT PERFECTLY HEAT RESISTANT. While it will not melt and warp like solid surfaces countertops would, placing a hot object directly on quartz is probably going to leave burn marks or obvious discolouration. Using a pad or trivet will completely circumvent this problem, but there are times when you might just forget to use them. Also, what if your little kid started climbing out the window? There won’t be time to look for trivet… So, if you want/need AFFORDABLE quartz for your house countertop, the you should really look for STONE AMPEROR!
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  3. Choosing a surface type for your new kitchen countertop is something that, for many of us, could be lifelong decision. What are the different types of surface materials available? How do they differ? Which surface type would suit your needs? Solid Surface Solid surface countertops are made from synthetic materials, usually out of acrylic or polyester. From a practical point-of-view, solid surface materials make a lot of sense and are popular choice for new homes especially in Asia. These surfaces are synthesized specifically to address major concerns regarding durability, hygiene and design in mind. Solid surfaces are a great alternative to natural stone and typically come in acrylic and polyester. Non-porous Pores are tiny openings over a surface which can be conducive spots for bacteria and other microorganisms to grow. Being non-porous means that solid surfaces are easier to keep clean and hygienic. The absence of pores also do not trap stains and is easy to clean with soap, water and cloth. Versatile in design Solid surfaces can be sanded and shaped into a wide variety of designs. Solid surfaces can be cut and joined in various configurations, which is a designer’s dream. Can be built in different orientations; horizontally or vertically. Durability More durable to impacts compared to natural stone due to its flexibility. Its softer surface is susceptible to cuts from knives. Granite stone is more resistant to heat and chemicals than marble. Ease of repair Light scratching and surface damage can be fixed with fillers. Entire portions can be cut out and replaced with new parts, and its uniform look (unlike irregular features of natural stone) makes it easy to blend in the replacement parts. Cost Expensive and comparable to natural stone. Aesthetics Many regard solid surfaces as lacking in the looks department compared to natural stone. Natural Stone Natural stone are heavy, slabs of rock cut and fashioned from large blocks from stone quarries. Natural stone is regarded for its beauty and have traditionally been used to build solid and long-lasting countertops. Notable examples of natural stone include marble and granite. Images of the Parthenon come to mind when we think of marble works and its association with grandeur. Porous Natural stone contains small pores that, if not treated with sealant, are a hygiene hazard as it traps bacteria and dirt. It is easy to clean when properly treated with sealant. Sealant needs to be reapplied every few years, or sooner as needed. Less versatile Solid blocks of stone are, as it is, set in stone. Seams will be very noticeable where two pieces of stone come together. Durability While very hard, natural stone is inflexible and brittle making it vulnerable to impacts and massive temperature fluctuations. Its hard surface, however, makes it very resistant to cuts and scratching from knives. Ease of repair Again, set in stone, natural stone is nearly impossible to repair. Depending on the severity of the damage, entire pieces may need to be replaced. The harder the stone is, the more difficult it is to repair. Cost Expensive. More so if repairs are ever needed. Aesthetics Widely regarded for its beauty. Aside from its patterns, cool look and glow, each slab of natural stone is unique and no two pieces are ever alike. Quartz Stone Not to be confused with its naturally occurring relative, quartz in countertop design are fabricated, yet retaining some of the aesthetics and durability that we associate with natural stone, with a few minor differences. Quartz stone shares many similarities to natural stone. For one, it boasts a hardness of 7 on the Mohs Hardness scale (granite is 6-7, depending on its minerology) making it very resistant to cuts or scratching with sharp metal implements. In fact it might dull your knives instead! Quartz has a melting point of 1670°C (granite is 1215 – 1260°C) and is non-porous. Quartz does discolour when exposed to sunlight. However, with darker colours, quartz stone can be put together in such a way that the seams are minimally visible. After reading this article, YOU should know WHICH COUNTERTOP MATERIAL IS FOR YOU!
  4. Our Smart Home system allow you to remote control through your 4G phones (outside) , or through voice command (at home). Turn Your Space To A Voice Controlled Smart Home. ✔️1. Better retiring lifestyle for your parent. Our system is easy to use. Just uses voice to control. (English/Chinese). This is very helpful for elderly at home, they don't have to move around the house turning on and off switches. Their retiring life style should be sitting there and relax, AI will do the job for them. ✔️2. Safety and convenient of your kids. Your kids climbing up chairs try to turn on switches ? Too dangerous for your kids to accidentally touch switches ? Now they can use voice to turn on/off lights, air-conditional, fan, television etc. ✔️3. Control your home easily outside or inside the house. Forgot to switch off your air-condition and just realise it 10 minutes after you drive out of your house? Too troublesome to manually on/off your home switches, electric appliances ?When you choose to work with us, We listen to your concern/requests, and are fully committed to making your dreams come true.Our goal as an smart home designer is to enhance the way you live by making the most out of your space and bringing its full potential to life. Home Automation Company. Smart Security Package For Kitchen ◼️ Main Smart Alarm Control System (Camera) ◼️ Security Cameras ◼️ Door / Window Sensors ◼️ Motion Detectors ◼️ Curtain Sensors Smart Living Room System ◼️ AI Speaker to control the devices. ◼️ Switches : For fixture such as Lights, Ceiling Fan etc. ◼️ Smart Plugs : For electric appliances such as Standing Fan, Lamp, Humidifier etc. ◼️ IR controller : Can control Air-con, TV etc. Address: Blk 18 #03-10 Sin Ming Lane, Midview City,Singapore - 530681 Website: https://www.singapore-smart-home.com/ Contact: +60189627532
  5. Love the clean, minimalistic, natural look? Benz Design Interior has been at this for many years. Absolute consistency in their workmanship and dealings with people, it is no wonder Benz Design has been receiving a constant flow of good reviews. See one of their latest Scandinavian Home Themes (pictures attached) For more info: https://www.renotalk.com/directory-listing/company/11999/2/benz-design-interior Have a pleasant time browsing! Look up, amazing detail! Lights & branches. Clean & Natural look Plants need good light & that's what you have here Keeping true the theme from start More videos:
  6. Hi, we are from Kwix Solutions! Firstly, I would like to introduce us; we are a company that do natural stone and cementitious Resin Terrazzos right in our very own premises in Singapore! Below are some pictures of our samples from our collection. Do check out our FB and Instagram page for some of our works done! FB: Kwix Solutions Instagram: @kwixsolutions Do follow us on our pages for more latest updates and designs! PM me for any enquiries! Thanks!
  7. Hi, we are from Kwix Solutions! Firstly, I would like to introduce us; we are a company that do natural stone and cementitious resin Terrazzos right in our very own premises in Singapore! Below are some pictures of our samples from our collection. Do check our own FB and Instagram page for some of our works done! FB: Kwix Solutions Instagram: @kwixsolutions Do follow us our pages for more latest updates and designs! PM me for any enquiries, thanks!
  8. Hi, we are from Kwix Solutions! Firstly, I would like to introduce us; we are a company that do natural stone and cementitious resin Terrazzos right in our very own premises in Singapore! Below are some pictures of our samples from our collection. Do check out our FB and Instagra, page for some of our works done! FB: Kwix Solutions Instagram: @kwixsolutions Do follow us on our pages for more latest updates and designs! PM me for any enquiries, thanks!
  9. Hi, we are from Kwix Solutions! Firstly, I would like to introduce us; we are a company that do natural stone and cementitious Resin Terrazzos right in our very own premises in Singapore! Below are some pictures of our samples from our collection. Do check out our FB and Instagram page for some of our works done! FB: Kwix Solutions Instagram: @kwixsolutions Do follow us on our pages for more latest updates and designs! PM me for any enquiries, thanks!
  10. Hi, We are from Kwix Solutions! We are a company that does natural stone and cementitious Resin Terrazzos right in our very own premises in Singapore! Below are some samples we have from our collection. Do check out our FB and instagram pages for more of our works! FB: Kwix Solutions Instagram: @kwixsolutions
  11. Hi, We are from Kwix Solutions! We do natural stone and Cementitious Resin Terrazzos. We have various samples/design ideas that we would love to share with your company. I have attached some sample pictures from our collection. We would love to be able to catch up and pass some samples as touch and feel is experimental. When we meet you, we will be able to let you experience the material of our terrazzos too! Do also check out our Facebook & instagram pages for some of our works done! FB: Kwix Solutions Instagram: @KwixSolutions Alternatively, you can contact us at: 8688 3073 (support@kwixsolutions.com) Thank you for your time & hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day ahead!
  12. Hi, We are from Kwix Solutions! We do natural stone and Cementitious Resin Terrazzos. We have various samples/design ideas that we would love to share with your company. I have attached some sample pictures from our collection. We would love to be able to catch up and pass some samples as touch and feel is experimental. When we meet you, we will be able to let you experience the material of our terrazzos too! Do also check out our Facebook & instagram pages for some of our works done! FB: Kwix Solutions Instagram: @KwixSolutions Alternatively, you can contact us at: 8688 3073 (support@kwixsolutions.com) Thank you for your time & hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day ahead!
  13. Hi everyone I am the real estate guy in Singapore. I do not see myself selling properties to people. Rather, I listen to the needs and wants of my clients. Not everyone has the same need or want. Young couples aspire to get their new homes but are in a dilemma whether they should get BTO, resales HDB or even Executive Condominiums. They are always at a loss because as this is their first home so they will be extremely careful with their choice, yet often than not, they need genuine real estate advice as to what is their best choice given their current situation. I have joined this forum to know the needs of people while they are planning to buy a property.
  14. Hi, We are from Kwix Solutions! We do natural stone and Cementitious Resin Terrazzos. We have various samples/design ideas that we would love to share with your company. We would love to be able to catch up and pass some samples as touch and feel is experimental. Do also check out our Facebook & instagram pages for some of our works done! FB: Kwix Solutions Instagram: @KwixSolutions
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  16. can singapore property developers do advertisements? I heard from someone in the industry saying that property developers in Singapore aren’t allowed to advertise. Is that true? anyone got any idea? But i did see developers advertise on tv though
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  18. i was told market size for renovation market in singapore is as big as $6Billion a Year. Not sure if that includes construction market too. Also, heard there are over 6000 interior design firms in Singapore. Of course maybe only 50% or less are really active maybe. each make average of $1,000,000/year in revenue. no wonder everyone jump into this industry. However the margins arent as good as it used to.
  19. The interior designers who will go all in for you - First Dot Design is an interior design & build company that was established in 2015. The firm is affiliated to Lim Chin San Contractors Pte Ltd, trusted contractors that has been around since 1980. The team at First Dot Design consists of talented individuals that have excelled in the realm of interior design and renovation works. They gather together with one aim in mind to provide honest, hardworking, and premium service to all of their clients. https://www.renotalk.com/article/first-dot-design Anyone has great experience with them? Share with the community here
  20. Saw someone review about Gallery Interior Design 81 in the forum. So created a thread here. Care to get more genuine reviews here.
  21. well, aluminium made cabinet is trending now in Singapore. Not many are selling them now. It's very durable, anti termite and last very very long. People are replacing their wooden cabinets with aluminium ones. More info at https://www.stoneamperor.com.sg/aluminium-kitchen-cabinet/
  22. As a noob when it comes to renovating, I had restless nights since the day I got quotations from various IDs ( some quotation are quite confusing tho ) But that's when I started to learn and slowly becoming a so called "expert" in it. Comparing and finalising from few quotations I had in hand was really difficult and mind-taxing. That is when I met up with my designer from Ben Design Firm. The meet-ups was always comfortable and relaxing. Not only, did my ID patiently listen to my Husband and mine ideas and requests. he also slowly guided us throughout our discussions. He also proposed good and constructive ideas to meet our requests. Aside he is responsive to calls and most of our discussion was over the phone, so things were settled quickly. He always does his best and do not over commit and give empty promises. Though, it is the initial stage of the whole renovation, I am very impressed with his professionalism and responsibility. In addition,. he is also very knowledgeableand often advise us the pros and cons during discussion. Just did my handover last week and my whole renovation process with him will be an enjoyable and hassle free one. So far, I am very satisfied, I would definitely recommend Ben Design Firm to others. I am proud to announce my new home. Cheers to all. If u require my ID contact , you may drop me your email or contact number.
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