When it comes to picking new worktops for your bathroom or kitchen it can be a minefield – there are so many options out there on the market that it can quickly become confusing, and that’s without even considering the colour and design options. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! We are providers of an array of surface materials, so we know our stuff when it comes to surfaces – we aren’t called The Surface Collection for nothing, we even have our own Quartz range called Silkstone Quartz, so we can help you find your perfect Quartz worktops!
To help you make the decision of which surface is right for you we’ve put together a list of the main benefits to Quartz worktops so you can easily see if it’s the right fit for you.
Quartz is priced very competitively and is usually the most cost-effective choice up from laminate. Quartz prices can vary dependent on the design, for example a plain colour with absolutely no grain or speckle is more difficult to produce hence more expensive than a mirror fleck option. Also, linear veining where the background colour varies from plain to vein also requires advancements in production. The most simple to produce and therefore most budget friendly quartz is mirror fleck.
Natural stone has inconsistencies in the pattern as they are formed by nature, so although they may look stunning, every batch and slab can differ greatly in colour and pattern. As Quartz is a man-made material, this allows for uniformity across all slabs which makes each slab the same size and the finished product a lot more consistent and flowing. This is especially beneficial for large spaces. Our Silkstone Quartz comes in a jumbo slab size of 1600 x 3200 and some marble look options are even available bookmatched.
There are no limitations when it comes to Quartz, as it is man-made it can be manufactured in a variety of colours and patterns unlike natural stone. There really is something for every taste when it comes to Quartz worktops.
Quartz is a mixture of natural stone bonded using adhesive, so the natural stone has already been broken up and sealed, making quartz robust and versatile and much more hard wearing than natural stone. Quartz worktops have fast become a popular choice for kitchens across the UK.
Due to the low porous nature of Quartz, the material is highly stain and scratch resistant. It is the adhesive content that weakens the material as this is a plastic so can melt and or stain, in heat above 150°c. Look for a good quality quartz with a low adhesive percentage, +90% quartz. As long as you look after your worktops and follow the Quartz care guides then your surface will look as good as new for a long time to come.
All you need to clean your worktops and surfaces is a soft cloth and some warm soapy water – it’s as simple as that. You also don’t need any fancy sealing agents or ongoing maintenance for sealing – it’s a very low maintenance material.
Once your Quartz surface has reached the end of it’s life in your home it can be easily recycled, so it’s environmentally friendly and kind to the planet.
If you have decided that Quartz is the right fit for you and your project and are looking for a Quartz provider in the UK then don’t forget to check out our Silkstone Quartz range.