Quartz is a manufactured stone, made of 93% natural quartz and 7% resins. As an engineered stone, it has been designed to improve the characteristics of a natural stone and make it less porous. The result is a long-lasting, durable material that is hard to stain. That this was a winning combination proves the popularity of quartz nowadays. Today, quartz is maybe even the most popular stone for a number of reasons. Continue reading and find out about 10 advantages of made to measure quartz work surfaces.
Quartz is a non-porous material, which means it doesn’t absorb water and liquids. Porous materials have microscopic pores in which bacteria and germs can harbour; since quartz doesn’t have such pores, it is highly hygienic.
2. Resistant to staining
Non-porous materials are also highly resistant to staining. Quartz will resist even the most stubborn liquids, such as wine or coffee.
Quartz is one of the toughest stones found in nature. It is very durable and will not break when you accidentally drop something heavy on it. Quartz will not crack even when you use excessive force.
Since it is so durable, it will naturally last you a long time. Quartz work surfaces can last for decades without any traces of use.
5. Numerous colours
Quartz, as a manufactured stone, has a very wide colour palette. During its manufacturing process, the pigments are added to change the colour or add a pattern. Therefore, quartz has a very wide colour palette, in which you will be able to find even the most unusual colours.
6. Easy to clean
Quartz has a sleek and smooth surface which makes the cleaning effortless. The cleaning is handled with only soap and water. Just make some soapy water and wipe your surfaces with a soft cloth. Rinse off with water.
7. Doesn’t need sealing
Unlike natural stones, quartz doesn’t need sealing, as resins are already acting like one.
Quartz is not the cheapest material for work surfaces, but when you compare the price and lasting abilities of other materials, quartz has one of the best values. It is more affordable than natural stones while providing similar characteristics. Get a free online quote for quartz worktops.
9. It can mimic other stones
Quartz can look like other stones, such as granite and marble. Veined patterns will give you a marbled effect, while granulated will give a granite effect.
All quartz brands offer a warranty on all their products that goes up to a lifetime warranty! Please check our warranty section to check brands and their warranty guarantees.
Quartz made to measure work surfaces are a great way to get a kitchen that will be tailored to your needs. Since quartz has numerous colours, the possibilities are endless and you will be able to fully customize the appearance of your kitchen.
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