Uses, Safety Guidelines, and Innovations of Engineered Quartz Surfaces

This course aims to further explore quartz surfacing materials, including fabrication, cleaning, maintenance, and new products that have recently entered the market. A key focus will be educating project teams about the potential implications of respirable crystalline silica dust, OSHA Silica Standards, and best practices for reducing the risk of dust inhalation when fabricating quartz surfaces.

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Quartz Surfaces Deliver Resilience And Performance In Commercial Applications

This course will demonstrate how engineered quartz surfaces can be used in a variety of commercial settings to achieve superior design quality and functionality. The use of engineered quartz in design projects is rising due to its unique properties, sustainable manufacturing process, and wide range of application uses.


First, students will learn about the differences between engineered quartz and other solid surfaces, examples of commercial applications, and common usage challenges. Then, the design benefits of engineered quartz and its role in sustainable design will be discussed. Finally, this course will examine best practices for incorporating engineered quartz into commercial projects.

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Re-evaluating Kitchen Surfacing

If in a typical kitchen the surface is only a top layer that covers the kitchen units, in this course, we would like to propose the surface as the core of the kitchen which holds the different elements together in quite an unexpected way. An excellent opportunity to experiment with common areas like kitchens and bathrooms. We always strive towards the alternative, the humoristic and still question the traditional approach to design.

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Quartz Surfacing Basics

This course will serve as an introduction to quartz surfacing and provide you with basic knowledge about this building product. It will discuss the quartz manufacturing process, key specification decisions and common fabrication issues to consider. This course will also touch on sustainability properties of quartz and the general industry trends.

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Responding to the Increased Demand for Outdoor Living Spaces with Innovative Outdoor Quartz Surfaces

A ground-breaking outdoor quartz product provides the convenience of stain-resistant, easy-to-clean indoor quartz surfaces, while innovating a highly durable material proven to withstand UV rays and the most extreme environmental conditions over the long term. The new quartz product provides an answer for consumers’ desire to cook, dine, and entertain comfortably in an outdoor kitchen, come rain, snow, or shine. This course will examine how outdoor living spaces continue to be a very desirable amenity for homeowners and commercial properties and how designers and landscape architects can incorporate outdoor quartz surfaces into their plans. We will examine the performance benefits and design options for this new product, as well as applications in both residential and commercial projects.

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