Being connoisseurs of the stone industry since 1999, we have obviously seen and done a lot. When engineered quartz surfaces first started to become popular in 2005, we were all too pleased with it as it was lighter, more durable and slightly easier to work with, this all being said, one thing stood out above them all, it is far more flexible than solid stone. Being a company run by very inquisitive beings, the questions raised were things like, How much can it bend before it cracks or breaks? Considering that it is resin based, at what temperature will the resin become pliable and what effects will dry or moist heat have on the material? Needless to say, the questions were all painstakingly answered.
Although we have bent quartz tops time and again, there are limits to how much it can be bent and despite all due effort, the consistency of the material is not always perfect and can sometimes cause imperfect bends or cracks, in which case the piece will be scrapped and a new piece bent to replace it. The amount any engineered surface can be bent depends largely on the brand, thickness breadth of the piece and quartz quantity of the material itself.