Guide to choosing your perfect worktop – Quartz

Choosing the best worktop for your kitchen can be a daunting task. With so much to choose from it can be very easy to make the wrong decision on what is best for you. So what is the best worktop for you and how do you know? To aid you in this decision we will be releasing different posts over the coming weeks on the materials available in the market to aid you in your decision making. This post focuses on the man-engineered stone Quartz.

Quartz is a very popular choice for those who want the perfect low-maintenance worktop. Quartz is made up of 93% quartz and 7% polyester resin. This combination gives this material the strength of natural stone and the polyester resin gives this material its no porous qualities. The polyester resin means that the stone doesn’t require sealing nor does it absorb liquids that are left on the surface.

Quartz is extremely hard wearing, versatile, available in polished or Matt making them the ideal worktop.

Advantages-
1) Can be customized according to preference due to the vast range of colours and textures available.
2) Quartz does not need sealing, therefore it is highly resistant to stains.
3) Great for use in both kitchens & bathrooms.
4) Can be cheaper than granite.
5) Heat & Scratch resistant.

Disadvantages-
1) Certain ranges can be quite costly.
2) Requires professional template and fitting.

Overall Quartz makes a great kitchen worktop due to its strength and its resistance to stains. It is easy to clean and requires no heavy duty cleaning products. Topped of with its vast colour palette it makes for the perfect worktop.

We hope you find this article useful and please come visit the showroom if you would like to learn more and see some samples.

Check back soon for our third worktop guide on ‘Laminates’.

The Alon Team

 

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