Quartz worktops have come a long way since their development in Italy in the 1960s. From its supreme durability to its customizability, quartz has a lot to offer. Today quartz is among the most requested surface material for kitchen worktops.
Quartz Kitchens are specialists in stone surfaces, including granite, marble, porcelain and quartz kitchen worktops. Operating across London, Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire, and Essex, they make the process of designing, templating, and installing new worktops as simple as possible.
Below they have revealed three reasons why quartz is a popular choice for a kitchen worktop.
Quartz worktops are stain-resistant. Quartz is a non-porous material, meaning that any spilt liquids can be quickly cleaned up without leaving any stains. As such, quartz worktops do not require sealing, unlike granite and marble, which are porous materials. Typically, granite and marble require periodic sealing in order to ensure the liquid-repelling barrier is maintained.
Quartz is easy to clean and is deemed to be the most hygienic worktop choice in the market. Its zero-porosity means germs and bacteria cannot seep through. Easy to manage and maintain, quartz can easily be cleaned with just soap and water.
What’s more, quartz is also scratch-resistant, meaning you won’t have to be walking on eggshells when using kitchen utensils.
By choosing a quartz worktop, you save yourself the time and expense required to maintain natural kitchen surface materials such as granite and marble. This is one reason why quartz worktops have become so popular amongst homeowners.
With the hubbub of daily life taking place in the kitchen, it’s important that kitchen surfaces can withstand whatever is thrown at them. The resins and polymers that are added to the quartz during manufacturing bind the substances together to create an extremely durable material.
Comparable to the durability offered by natural stone, quartz worktops are virtually indestructible and are resistant to chips. At the same time, we recommend utilising cutting boards and trivets to avoid heat damage and unnecessary risk.
If you are looking for a kitchen worktop material that will last for years to come, we recommend looking into what quartz can offer you. Any quartz worktops purchased through Quartz Kitchens come with a minimum 5-year manufacturer’s warranty and 18-month workmanship warranty.
While granite and marble offer a lovely, natural appeal, the manufacturing of quartz allows for subtle colour changes by adjusting the pigmentation of the material. This is why quartz is available in a wide range of colours, hues, styles and patterns. There is something for everyone.
The texture of the quartz can also be altered during the manufacturing process, as the use of a ground crystal that’s course will determine whether the surface is flecked or smooth in appearance. Most quartz worktops are available in a polished finish; however, due to technological advances, we now see more honed, suede, and concrete finishes available.
Quartz worktops are available in 12mm, 20mm, and 30mm thicknesses. Should you wish to opt for a thicker edge, mitred edging would be an option available to you.
From black to white, brown to blue, there are a variety of colour options for quartz worktops out on the market. Take a look at some of the options available to see which you like best.
For more information on their diverse range of stone kitchen surfaces, see Quartz Kitchen’s website or view Quartz Kitchens’ Instagram page for inspirational design ideas. Their friendly team will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.