Student Centered Learning...
Viatera® is ideally suited for use in educational institution such as universities and libraries in a diverse range of academic settings including learning areas, workstations, cafeteria and more. The material provides extraordinary beauty, toughness, and ease of maintenance available in all sizes and shapes with comprehensive shades and finishes creating a positive, open-minded environment for visitors, students and faculty. Viatera® earns high marks across the board meeting all health and safety requirements, providing the value and performance combined at a cost you cannot beat.
Frequently Asked Questions...
Q. Is Viatera® quartz surface peer-friendly?
A. When creating environments where safety is key, especially in educational settings, architects and designers need a surface they can trust. Viatera® is extremely tough. Scratch-resistant, stain-resistant and capable of withstanding sustained temperatures up to 360°F, Viatera® will sustain its beautiful luster and hygienic properties for years to come. A low VOC-emitting product, Viatera® is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified, as well as GREENGUARD Children & Schools certified, which sets chemical emissions guidelines for building products used in schools. All Viatera® surfaces are NSF/ANSI Standard 51-certified to the highest level for food contact, for food of all types. And because it's nonporous, completely self-sealing and resistant to harmful bacterial growth.
Q. What makes Viatera® resistant to scratches?
A. Viatera® is composed of 93% natural quartz and 7% superior color pigment and binder. Natural quartz, the majority of Viatera makeup, is classified as a 7 on Moh?s Hardness Scale, a scientific tool utilized to measure the composition of minerals. Such a ranking indicates quartz is harder than iron and titanium, and there are only a few materials with a higher ranking, including diamonds. This quality makes Viatera® resistant to staining and scratching. This fusion of nature and science make Viatera resistant to common spills of soda, tea, wine, oil or vinegar without the need for laborious sealing like other quarried stone. Be aware that bottom of some ceramic dishes may be abrasive enough to scratch your countertop.
For specific and technical consultations, please refer to our Care & Maintenance where details are given of how to remove specific stains from your Viatera® countertop along with details of its resistance to chemicals. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.
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