A quartz worktop is as efficient as it is beautiful. It blends right in with other kitchen surfaces; in fact, your entire kitchen can consist of quartz surfaces if you want it to. Quartz worktops have all the basic attributes that most people look for in an effective worktop: Stain resistance, scratch resistance, and inflammability. However, quartz goes even further than that; you could say that quartz gives marble and granite a run for their money. Quartz is just as easy to care for as those surfaces and gives you the same great look, but it doesn’t cost nearly as much as marble does, although it is more expensive than granite.
Quartz worktops are made out of a mixture that is about 93-97% quartz and the rest is resin. The resin and pigment are added primarily for bonding and colour purposes. Granite, being made of natural rock, is much harder to colour, so instead it keeps its “rock-coloured” appearance. If you want something a bit more vibrant, quartz really can’t be beat. Black is the most common colour, but there is a wide range of colours you can choose from for quartz. If you want something to match the rest of the decor in your kitchen, a quartz worktop is a much better choice. With quartz, it’s much easier to find a worktop in your favourite colour.
Quartz worktops are just as easy to maintain as granite or marble; just wipe it down every once in a while and you’re good to go. If you’d like, use an antibacterial mixture to eliminate harmful germs from the countertop. You don’t need any special solvents other than that. Granite, for all its benefits, still needs to be sealed in order to be safe to handle food on it. Quartz comes already moulded and needs no additional sealing. This means that it’ll look just as good years from now as it does when it enters your home.
If you’re thinking about installing a quartz worktop in your home, it pays to shop around first to get the best price. There are brands of quartz worktops that are relatively affordable, so if you’re on a budget but want a low-maintenance worktop for your kitchen, consider a quartz worktop. You can install one yourself, but it’s recommended that you seek out a professional to handle the installation for you. Look for free quotes and consider companies that are willing to give you a price match guarantee.
Dawn Bamber is owner of Set in Stone – suppliers and fitters of “Quartz and Granite Kitchen Worktops”. To find out more about quartz worktops visit http://www.Quartz-Surfaces.co.uk today!