As an engineered stone, quartz is both beautiful and durable, and offers unique qualities
and benefits that most natural stones fail to deliver
We consider quartz to have a unique combination of beauty
and robustness. Compared to other materials such as granite, quartz is more affordable.
Price does vary depending on your preference of style and colour but there are definitely
savings to be made by opting for quartz worktops and you don’t need to compromise
aesthetics for a cheaper price.
Unlike other worktop materials such as toughened glass or
laminate, quartz is easily customisable to your taste. The manufacturer is able
to produce slabs of your required pattern, colour and texture to perfectly
compliment your kitchens interior.
While granite and other materials are mined from the earth, quartz
is produced by cutting into slabs. This means that the manufacturers can
engineer worktops that are exceptionally beautiful and can be finished so that
each has a shiny surface with muted satin appearance.
In terms of hygiene, germs and bacteria building up on your
quartz surfaces will never be a problem. Quartz is a non-porous surface which
has no room for germs to inhabit. Unlike natural stones, quartz tops are less
likely to collapse in the long run thanks to the fact there are no pores. If
you were to opt for an alternative kitchen top material such as marble or
granite, you will need to re-seal the material from time to time. Quartz tops do
not require this routine maintenance. You can easily clean the worktop surface
with a simple household surface cleaner to maintain your quartz worktops beauty
Quartz is made up of 93% pure quartz stone and 7% resin
binder, plus a small amount of colourant. This combination results in an
incredibly tough substance that is stronger than many other worktop materials
such as laminate, glass or wood. So, if long lasting durability is something
you are looking for in your new kitchen tops, quartz can offer you those
features. The non-porous nature of quartz also makes the material highly stain
and scratch resistant. To keep your quartz worktops in tip-top condition, we
suggest you always wipe away spills as soon as possible, use a non-abrasive
sponge for heavy stains and avoid cleaning with excessively alkaline or acidic
At Andrews Tiles we have extensive experience and in-depth
knowledge on quartz kitchen tops. We offer a full professional service proving
expert advice and guidance, and all of our work and installations are carried
out by our experienced fixer masons. All of our manufacturing facilities are carried
out in-house allowing you to pre-view your selected material prior to cutting and
ensuring your order is supervised and quality checked throughout production. Give us a call to discuss our range of quartz kitchen tops.