Vadara is a natural, quartz surfacing product that has a variety of uses in your home or business such as countertops, floor tile, vanities, fireplace surrounds, wet bars, showers, etc. Vadara is pure, natural quartz, one of the hardest and most common minerals on Earth. Some of Vadara’s designs have the natural look and feel of granite, marble and other quarried stones, but feature superior performance because of Vadara’s strength and durability. It is nonporous and will not absorb food and liquids like granite does. And best of all, it is maintenance-free.
How does Vadara compare to granite or marble?
Vadara is a quartz product that includes other raw materials to improve its durability and design possibilities. Unlike granite, Vadara doesn’t require a sealer.
Marble is a softer stone and therefore stains and scratches appear more easily on the surface. Vadara is mainly made of quartz, one of the hardest natural minerals — which makes it resistant to scratching, staining and impact.
How is Vadara different from other quartz surfaces?
Vadara represents the finest quartz surfaces combining beauty, function, innovation and value — Developed and manufactured to the highest global standard. Vadara is quartz designed for modern living — and features the most natural looking veined surfaces available in the market.
Is Vadara seamless?
Vadara is a natural stone product that does require seams for any application longer than 126″ or wider than 63″. These seams are generally visible, but often less noticeable than seams found using granite.
How do I know if my Vadara surface is authentic?
Check that the back of your surface is marked with the Vadara logo, and correct color and batch numbers.
What type of warranty does Vadara provide?
I have an issue with my Vadara surface, what should I do?
If you have an issue with your Vadara product, contact Customer Service in our Warranty Assistance section.
How can I purchase Vadara?
Purchasing Vadara is easy. Use our showroom or fabricator locator to find a location near you who can provide you with an estimate for your countertop needs. Generally, you will need the dimensions of your cabinet layout, information regarding backsplash requirements, edge profile selections and your sink and stove location and dimensions in order to get an accurate estimate.
Is Vadara available for purchase at Big Box stores?
You won’t find Vadara in the typical “big-box” stores like Home Depot or Lowe’s. Our model is based on building lasting relationships with a select group of independent fabrication, installation and retail partners who are dedicated to quality and customer service, just like we are.
Vadara is available through kitchen and bath dealers, architects and designers, as well as fabricators and contractors. Vadara works only with exclusive partners who meet premium service and installation standards.
Where can I see Vadara products on display?
Use our showroom / fabricator locator to find regional and local kitchen and bath dealer showrooms, appliance centers, build/design centers and fabricators featuring our color collections.
Can I work with a builder, remodeler, architect/designer, kitchen and bath store, or fabricator to get Vadara?
Yes Just ask them to use Vadara for the surfaces you desire. If they don’t already know how to get Vadara, they can call toll free: 844-4VADARA (844.482.3272). We’ll introduce them to the product and put them in contact with a local fabricator or dealer. Or, use our showroom / fabricator locator.
Is Vadara resistant to staining?
Vadara’s nonporous and nonabsorbent surface is resistant to staining and eliminates the need for any sealing. Its nonporous surface also greatly reduces the potential for bacterial growth from food absorbing into your countertop.
Is Vadara resistant to surface damage?
Vadara is durable and more resistant to surface damage than other stone. However, all stone can be damaged by force and no stone is chip-proof. Objects hitting edges, particularly at sinks or dishwashers, may cause chips. Though a minor knife slip will dull the knife and not harm Vadara, no stone surface is scratch-proof. Surface markings are more visible on monotone designs than multi-colored surfaces.
Is Vadara resistant to heat — such as hot pans or pots?
Natural stone surfaces can be damaged by sudden and/or rapid changes of temperature, especially near the edges, as well as direct and/or sustained heating of the top. Vadara may not withstand the direct transfer of heat from pots and pans and other cooking units such as electric frying pans and griddles, and some crock-pots or roaster ovens and heat lamps. Therefore, the use of a hot pad or trivet is always recommended to prevent heating the product.
Can I cut on my Vadara countertop?
Vadara surfaces are highly scratch resistant — however, avoid using sharp objects such as sharp knives or screwdrivers directly on the surface. The use of a cutting board is always recommended.
Is Vadara safe for food preparation?
Yes, Vadara is nonporous and is NSF 51 certified for food and splash zones in commercial kitchens.
Can Vadara be used outdoors?
While some customers have used Vadara in outdoor applications, it is NOT not covered by our Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Does Vadara require sealing?
No. Vadara is a non-porous surface that never requires application of any sealant.
Does Vadara require regular care and maintenance?
No, keeping with its care-free promise, Vadara requires no sealing, polishing or reconditioning — for the life of your kitchen. Simply wipe with warm water and use mild soap if desired. Due to its nonporous nature, and unlike granite, it does NOT require regular sealing and is stain resistant.
How can I clean my Vadara surface?
No special cleaning product is needed to clean Vadara. It is suggested that bleaches and harsh chemicals are avoided.
Are there any chemicals or cleaners to avoid using?
We recommend using cleaning products between pH 5-8, as products outside this range may damage the surface. Avoid exposing Vadara to chemicals with pH levels outside this range, such as oven grill cleaners, floor strippers, toilet bowl cleaners, oil soaps, tarnish removers, furniture cleaners, drain products, etc. Should your surface accidentally be exposed to any potentially damaging products, rinse immediately with water to neutralize the effect.
How should I remove stubborn or dried spills?
Use a damp, soft cloth with warm water and soap. If needed, apply common, non-abrasive, household cleaners such as Soft Scrub Liquid Gel® with Bleach, or Comet Soft Cleanser® Cream directly on a damp cloth or sponge and wipe the surface, rinsing thoroughly after cleaning. To avoid dulling the surface’s shine, make sure to use a non-abrasive cleaner, and rinse off any cleaner with water. To remove adhered material such as food, gum, or nail polish, first scrape away the excess material with a plastic putty knife and then clean the surface with a damp cloth to remove any marks left behind and any residual dirt.