Whether renovating or an existing home or adding your mark to a new abode, making sure the kitchen is well presented and functions properly in just the way you want it is paramount. It’s more often the case than not nowadays that the kitchen is becoming the focal point of the home; whether it is cooking, socialising or even working, so having a good worktop is massively important. There are many choices available: marble, granite, glass, stainless steel, ceramic and so on, but more and more homeowners and designers in the UK are plumping for quartz kitchen worktops.
The reasons for this rapid growth rate in quartz kitchen worktops are numerous. Quartz is aesthetically beautiful and comes in a variety of shapes and colours. As quartz worktops are binded with resins, it allows the manufacturer to control the various patterns and colours, allowing more versatility in choice, regardless of the look you are going for, and is able to produce a more uniform appearance.
Quartz worktops are extremely hygienic as they are non-porous and extremely easy to clean. The non-porosity of quartz means that bacteria, dust and grime are not drawn into the material and its stain-resistant polymers means that it’s not likely to stain, a big issue that lovers of marble have a losing battle with. The low maintenance of a quartz kitchen worktop means that you will save time and money, a luxury not enjoyed by the overwhelming majority of other surface choices.
Another big advantage of quartz worktops are that they have great strength and durability. As quartz isn’t 100% natural stone, it is actually an advantage, as the material is 93% natural quartz and 7% resins, designed to strengthen the surface, which ensure that chipping and cracking is almost unheard of. In fact, quartz rates just below, diamond, topaz and sapphire in its hardness on the Moh scale, whilst also being good value for money. With all these advantages over its nearest rival, granite, it’s no wonder why quartz worktops are fast becoming the most popular in Europe and North America, as well as Britain.
With all of this to take into consideration, it appears that having a quartz worktop is the obvious choice. Not only is quartz more durable, non-porous, strong and uniquely beautiful and diverse, but fitting a quartz kitchen worktop is relatively fast as it’s not overly heavy. As a consumer, quartz ticks all the boxes that surfaces like marble, granite and steel just can’t compete with, and will last for many years in its original, unstained, unchipped and cracke-free state.