Choosing a quartz worktop may seem daunting to many, however, with the information we provide, we promise that the process will be much less painful and uncomplicated. Our extensive knowledge is at hand anytime you have a question either on this website or by contacting us by email or phone. Choice of colours are large and with a few simple reduction methods, we can help simplify this process whether you choose quartz as a worktop or any other.
Why not choose quartz as a kitchen Worktop? Engineered Quartz is extremely durable and more than adequate to provide what can be expected from a hardwearing kitchen worktop. With a large range of colours, patterns and growing range of surface finishes, achieving the style, look and feel for your kitchen design is within affordability. Also, being easy to clean and maintain, quartz worktops are designed to last a lifetime.
There are several benefits to having a worktop made in quartz over other stone surfaces. Quartz is designed and engineered for its resistances making it very versatile and durable. It is tough and hardwearing due to its natural quartz content, robust due to its resin binders - meaning it does not require additional supports or sealing like natural materials do. Out of all the of stone surface materials in the worktop industry, quartz worktop materials on average are the lowest in cost.
The surface of an engineered quartz worktop is benefitted by being resistant to bacteria, mildew and mold. The use of synthetic resin and polymers on and within the material makes for a flat smooth surface that does not allow room for bacteria, mold and fungi to grow, making for a good reason to choose quartz. As a perfectly sealed surface, even the different textures now becoming available hold excellent bacterial resistance, with a negligable reduction in resistance due only to the grade of texture.
Requiring little maintenance, quartz worktops are extremely easy to clean and maintain. Simply wipe with a soft cloth and soapy water. It is advised that chemicals not be used, especially on food preparation surfaces! Dried deposits should be soaked and then wiped away when softened, avoid using abrasives. Stubborn stains could be treated with lemon, vinegar or bicarbonate soda and then wiped with a soft cloth and warm water.
Lower in cost on average, quartz worktops are better for budget when planning a new kitchen. With so many worktop surface manufacturers and suppliers, the market can be very competitive. The large difference in prices is mostly related to the resin content within the quartz mixture. Higher resin content quartz are commonly Chinese in origin. In our experience, the durability and quality difference is negligible, however, the warranty is lower than its big branded competitors.