Here are some basic fabrication guidelines that will insure high quality to your quartz countertop:
- Use water cooled diamond tools appropriate for quartz
- Use water cooled tools for polishing, make sure they're appropriate for quartz
- When doing the cut-outs for stove or sink, do not do square corners. The probability of cracking at that point is huge, officially it's considered a stress point, as engineered stone tend to release tensions. To overcome this problem you should drill with a bigger than 5mm core drill, 4 holes, on on each corner, before cutting with a diamond disk.
- When L shape counters are required, avoid making L piece in one part, the same situation as the cut-out may occur, be careful
- Seam positioning: quartz manufacturers advise not to locate them over a dishwasher, if no other option is available re-enforce it underneath
- Adhesives: select the correct polyester paste for your job, don't forget that quartz has very low porosity and therefore requires a special adhesive ... normal paste may unglue with time, especially if the area is humid/wet at times