Deciding on a new kitchen or bathroom worktop is not the easiest task in the world. Of course, you want your new purchase to look fantastic, last the test of time, and also to be great value for money also. How do you tick all of these boxes?
You shop around, of course.
You need to make two very important decisions at this point – the material, and the colour. The rest will fall into place from there with a little hope, however checking out all your options before deciding on the worktop you really want is the best course of action.
In terms of natural stone material choices, you have three main routes to go down – quartz, granite, and marble. If you go for marble or granite, you need to be prepared to annually seal your worktop, which adds to the maintenance cost and time. On the other hand, if you go for quartz, you don’t need to worry about this, because quartz is the only natural stone which requires zero maintenance at all – simply clean regularly as normal, and that’s all you need to worry about!
Having said that, many people want to achieve the opulent appearance of marble, but they’re also slightly concerned about the upkeep which marble brings. How do you get around that? You opt for quartz, in a marble effect.
Basically, this gives you the best of both worlds, but let’s check out the pros and cons in a bit more detail first.
It’s clear to see from these lists that there are many more advantages to classic quartz in a marble effect, than there are disadvantages. The main downside, apart from the possibly higher cost, is that you’re not truly getting marble, and if you’re a person who likes to have authentic things, rather than imitations, this could be a problem for you.
Having said that, marble effect quartz remains very popular for a reason!