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Buyers Guide to Quartz Worktops

Quartz Worktop  

With a lot of people now prefering solid stone worktops in their kitchen thanks to their strength and durability, Quartz Worktops have become a very popular choice.

Quartz makes for a beautiful kitchen worktop and is very flexible in design with lots of colour and texture choice.  It can be shaped and curved just like granite with seamless undermount sinks also available for integration.  So what makes quartz worktops such a good option for kitchen worktops?  Read on to find out.

Firstly, what is Quartz?  Quartz is crystallised silicon dioxide which is found naturally in the earths crust.  Quartz worktops are made up of 93% quartz and 7% epoxy resin to bond it together.  As it is a man made product, different colour pigments can be added to create some wonderful colours and textures and for this reason, the choice of worktop colours is quite vast.  You should have no trouble in finding a quartz worktop to match your kitchen units.  Unlike granite and marble, where variations in pattern of each slab is common, quartz worktops are completely uniform in colour and pattern.  Another exciting development is that you can now get your kitchen sink integrated in quartz to match the worktop colour, offering a complete uniform look.

Some of the many benefits of using quartz for your kitchen worktops is are:

  • Quartz is extremely hard and hardwearing
  • Quartz is stain and scratch resistant
  • It is extremely hygeinic and in most cases anti-bacterial
  • Quartz is consistant in colour and pattern and very flexible in design
  • More choice of colours than granite and marble

When choosing your worktops, there are many different big name brands available including Silestone, Caesarstone and Zodiac.  As we've mentioned above, many different colours are available to suit your kitchen but he have added a few below to show you some options available.  To see the full range it is best to visit a showroom to see samples.

Quartz   Quartz Worktop - Brown Starlight   Quartz Worktop   Quartz Worktop
Quartz Worktops - Silestone   Quartz Worktop   Quartz Worktop   Quartz Worktop
Quartz Worktop - Silestone   Silestone Worktop   Silestone Quartz Worktop   Quartz Worktops - Black Starlight

Caring For Quartz Worktops
  • Even though quartz is stain and scratch resistant, spills should be wiped up immediately.
  • For day to day cleaning, use warm water and a clean cloth with a non-bleach, non-abrasive cleaner or vinegar solution for tougher stains.
  • No sealer is necessary for quartz worktops as they are non-porous.
  • Although quartz is highly scratch resistant, avoid cutting or chopping directly on the worktops and it will look better for longer.
  • Quartz is heat resistant up to 150 degrees.  However, it is advisable however to avoid long contact between heat and quartz.

Like all other solid custom made worktops, your quartz worktop supplier will need to take templates once your kitchen is fitted.  Depending on your supplier, it can take anywhere from 7-14 days for manufacturing once these templates are taken.  Fitting is relatively straight forward and should only take a couple of hours.

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