With so many options, it can be a daunting task to choose the right work surface for your kitchen. You've taken the time to find your perfect cupboard style, paint colour and door handle, now all that's left is the worktop to finish your dream space. Quartz worksurfaces are a popular choice with our clients, with our team having installed it into several homes.
Traditionally, due to its high price point, you would only find Quartz in high-end luxury homes. However, over the past few years, Quartz has become much more affordable, and we are now seeing Quartz installed in the vast majority of kitchens and bathrooms as a cheaper alternative to marble.
What is Quartz?
Quartz worktops are created by blending 93% natural quartz and polymer resins with crushed glass, metal or colouring, giving multiple different finishes from sparkly, plain, freckled or glossy.
Quartz is an extremely hard surface and measures highly on the Mohs scale. The only three harder surfaces are Diamond, Corundum and Topaz.
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How is Quartz made?
All the raw materials are blended in a mixer and poured into a mould and then formed into slabs. The slabs are placed into a heated curing kiln. Once this process has been completed, each slab is polished and ready for installation. Sizes and thickness can vary depending on the customers preferences. This process creates an endless number of style possibilities, ranging from timeless white and black to bright and bold blues or greens.
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How hygienic is Quartz?
Compared to Granite and Marble, Quartz is extremely hard and resilient. Being nonporous, spills are less likely to be absorbed and stain, making the surface extremely hygienic and easy to clean. Ordinary soap, warm water and a non-scratch pad will keep a quartz surface looking fresh as well as being exceptionally clean.
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