All about Quartz Worktops
Among the many varieties of worktop materials available, Quartz Worktops always get high marks for their strength and beauty. Better known as the ‘Engineered Stone worktops’, these are in-demand for their durability and amazing colours.
There is a lot more to know about this popular material. Have a look!
How it is formed?
Quartz is a human-made product; it is not quarried out of the Earth like other materials such as Granite. It is manufactured by blending natural Quartz with granites, mirror chips and 5 to 7 percent polymer resins. Pigments are further added to the blend to achieve the various hues in which the Quartz is available. It is then combined with glass and other reflective materials to give it a sparkling finish.
Being the engineered stone, Quartz is the only stone which is available in numerous patterns and colours. There are more variety names given to Quartz than any other mineral. Also, the process, materials and machinery used to make quartz surfacing is virtually the same across the various brands.
The Common coloured varieties of natural Quartz include citrine, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, milky quartz, and others.
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- Quartz have many advantages over other worktop materials, this is why it is widely preferred throughout the world.
- Quartz worktops are stain-proof as they are non-porous. As such, they do not allow stains to seep into their surface.
- Quartz worktop demands no maintenance or very low maintenance.
- Quartz is known as ‘hygienic material’ because Bacteria mould and mildew find great difficulties in thriving on this surface.
- These are found in wide varieties and colours, depending on the amount of resins are mixed.
- Highly resistant to heat and almost indestructible.
Quartz Countertops are quite heavy. As such, you will need professional help if you want to install quartz worktop in your kitchen.
The Quartz worktops are expensive and their price highly depends on the texture, colour and finishing.
With these features of quartz worktops, it proves to be the best among all others. So, when are you planning to spruce up your kitchen’s look with Quartz??