Frequently Asked Questions
Quartz Carpet FAQ

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.

Quartz Carpet is a flooring system made using naturally tumbled alluvial stone, imported from Europe. It is mixed on site with specially developed resins and troweled by hand to a 6mm thickness creating a seamless surface.

Firstly, avoid using any company’s flooring product that advertises this very misleading information. The biggest difference is in the overall quality, price difference and longevity between these products.

Our External Quartz Carpet system comprises of quartz stone mixed with Aliphatic Polyurethane which is by the nature of its chemical generic 100% UV stable. A company that advertises “Including a Protective Topcoat” is only doing so because it uses an Epoxy Binder with the stone instead of a Polyurethane Binder because it is much cheaper.

The problems with using Epoxy Binders externally are many and huge and almost always lead to catastrophic floor failure. The problems associated with using a “Protective Sealer” over a floor are that the resin chalks, streaky lines will appear in the floor after a few months, the floor will always go yellow as Epoxy yellows on exposure to sunlight regardless of whether it has a “Protective Sealer” coat over it, it starts to break up as Epoxies go brittle on UV exposure unlike Polyurethanes that have more flexibility and can handle freeze thaw conditions.

The Quartz Carpet stone flooring system is completely under-floor heating compliant.

Quartz Carpet is extremely durable. It measures 8 on the Measure of Hardness scale (MOH), where a diamond measures 10. Quartz Carpet floors are impact and scratch resistant.

Our resins are specifically developed for the harsh UV rays of our African climate as well as daily wear and tear.

Quartz Carpet is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) for its slip-resistant surface properties. It is an ideal flooring system for pool surrounds, patios, showers, ramps and walkways.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pore-Filled Quartz Carpet is ideal for kitchens due to its stain-resistant properties.

The Quartz Carpet external system has been specifically developed to be UV stable and will not yellow through exposure to the sun.

Quartz Carpet is a premium flooring product that is available in over 50 countries worldwide and on every continent. It is tried and tested and has been in the market for over 40 years worldwide. The production methods used in the Quartz Carpet system adhere to the highest quality standards and the components are all manufactured and processed in ISO:9001 International Certified plants plants both locally and in Europe.

The stone plant in Belgium is also ISO:14001 certified for effective Environmental Management Systems being adopted and practiced. Only the highest quality raw materials are used when manufacturing the components for the Quartz Carpet flooring system.

What you will have when you install a Quartz Carpet floor is piece of mind that you have ordered a quality floor that will remain beautiful, retain its rich colour and last for many years to come with excellent after sales service on hand should you require it.

Quartz Carpet may only be installed by approved applicators.

Yes, provided your current floor has no movement or structural faults, Quartz Carpet can be troweled 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.

Quartz Carpet can be repaired by an applicator. Please insist that your installer leaves a few square metres of attic/extra stock on site. Repairs done at a later stage may be visible.