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 and functionality.
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 cleaners.
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.