Zodiaq countertops are strong, because of the quartz, and nonporous because of the polymer resin. They are very difficult to scratch or damage with ordinary use, because pure quartz has a rating of seven on the hardness scale. As Zodiaq quartz surface are almost entirely quartz, the only substances harder than it are diamonds, topaz, and sapphires. Fortunately, quartz is much more common than these three precious stones, so they cost a lot less. Otherwise, only the very rich could afford a Zodiaq countertop. As it is, Zodiaq countertops are available to many homeowners who want something that will not scratch or stain easily from spilled liquids or food.
Because it is non-porous, keeping a Zodiaq countertop clean is much simpler than with other types of countertop materials. It only takes a regular wipe down with a clean, damp cloth and the occasional once-over with mild soap ad warm water will keep the surface in pristine condition. Zodiaq quartz surfaces will never a sealant or wax to preserve the integrity of the surface.
Aside from being a low-emission material, Zodiaq quartz surfaces also promote safety and hygiene. As it is made of non-porous materials, all Zodiaq countertops are designed to inhibit the adherence and growth of bacteria, molds and mildew. This is the reason why it is often used in hospitals.