LG Viatera®, categorized as quartz surfacing, is the newest addition to the LG family of countertop surfacing products. LG Viatera® is composed of quartz blended with advanced polymer resins and colorfast pigments. The manufacturing process takes place under intense heat and pressure. The innovative design combined with cutting edge technology makes LG Viatera® the highest quality quartz surfacing material available. LG Viatera® is 93% natural quartz providing an extremely durable living environment for the most demanding of consumers. The versatile color palette will satisfy all your surfacing needs. Unlike Granite or Marble, LG Viatera® does not need topical sealing, allowing lasting beauty with very little maintenance. LG Viatera® appeals to those who prefer the elegant look of stone, but desire a product that is easy to maintain and like all LG countertop surfacing products, is backed by the industry leading 15 year warranty
When was LG Viatera® Created?
Launched in 2004, the LG Viatera® brand is rapidly making its name in the surfacing industry. However, similar quartz surfacing materials have existed for over 20 years in Italy. Due to the innovative ways the product can be used, quartz surfacing is becoming the material of choice for design projects of all types.
LG Viatera® is made primarily of natural quartz (93%) which is an impervious crystalline mineral that is particularly resistant to absorption. When adhered with the polyester resins, LG Viatera® becomes a material that is non-porous and extremely stain resistant, qualities that are unique to quartz materials. Unlike other products, LG Viatera® does not require the application of sealant to ensure its non-porous attribute.
Natural quartz, the majority of the LG Viatera® makeup, is classified as the fourth hardest mineral on earth, by Moh's Hardness scale, a scientific tool utilized to measure the composition of minerals. The only materials with a higher ranking are topaz, sapphires, and diamonds. This quality makes LG Viatera® nearly impossible to scratch or chip.
Although LG Viatera is Heat Resistant, it is recommended that trivets and/or hot pads be used when working with hot pots, pans or any other kitchen items that produce a high amount of heat.
Advantages of LG Viatera® vs. Granite
LG Viatera® offers unparalleled quality to any design project. Due to the clarity of the quartz stone, and the patented, advanced technology of polyester resins and colorfast pigments, LG Viatera® provides a durable surface that is non-porous, and more resistant to heat, scratches, and stains than other products. All of the 12 colors were inspired by the natural beauty of the earth and are backed by the industry's only 15-year warranty.
Each of the 12 LG Viatera® colors were inspired by the raw beauty of the earth and named after different stunning regions throughout the world. The palette contains colors that vary from soft and serene to passionate and intense. The clarity of the natural quartz particulates provide a beauty that can not be achieved by other manufacturing methods or techniques.
Consistency in Color
The manufacturing process of LG Viatera® melds nature and modern technology into an unparalleled surfacing material. Due to the natural quartz minerals which are mined out of the earth and utilized in the creation of LG Viatera®, a possibility of slight color variations and particulate concentrations may cause minor color disparities however, these distinctions add to the authentic look of all quartz and stone surfacing materials.