Quartz kitchen and bathroom worktops are popular for a reason, and if you are currently updating your home, you have probably already considered using this fantastic material. Renovating your home can be a wise move should you be thinking of selling it in the future and it is important to consider how your chosen décor and permanent fixtures will be received in years to come. As a homeowner, you will also want worktops that you and your family can enjoy right now, and quartz is certainly an option that delivers on both points. If you are unsure how best to utilise quartz worktops, take a look at these top tips and discover what makes quartz one of the most cost-effective and attractive materials to rejuvenate your home.
What are quartz work surfaces made from?
As you would expect, these worktops are made predominantly from quartz. Quartz, or quartz blend as it also known, is around 90% ground quartz is coupled with 10% polymers, resins and pigments which result in an extremely hard substance. As a manmade stone, quartz worktops are manufactured so that it has all the qualities needed for use in kitchens and in bathrooms. Natural quartz used to form the finished product is actually silicon dioxide and is abundant as the second most common mineral found in the Earth’s crust. This manmade material is non-porous, stain and crack resistant and is available in assorted colours and styles, making it a versatile and durable option for busy contemporary homes.
What quartz is best for my home?
One of the great things about quartz worktops is that you can go as gregarious, or as simple as you please as there are so many different types from which to choose. Popular shades include black with flecks of grey, grey with hints of white, and Coral with barely-there cream tones. Neutral tones such as these allow homeowners to use quartz with any type of décor, making it easy to change worktops rather than the entire colour scheme of the kitchen or bathroom. You could choose to make a statement by selecting quartz in blues or reds, and even these tones will still give a natural finish to your kitchen or bathroom but in a more contemporary manner. When it comes to choosing which brand to buy, it is essential that you select a trusted and approved brand with an impeccable reputation. Here at HC Supplies, we work with only the best suppliers who provide us with quartz from Compaq, Silestone Quartz and Simply Quartz all of which produce first-rate quartz products, loved by our customers all over the UK.
Quartz worktops for bathrooms
When one thinks of installing quartz worktops, the bathroom may not be the room that immediately springs to mind, but with so many reasons to use this excellent material, it is time to consider quartz for your bathroom countertops – and more. Keeping a bathroom clean can be an arduous task which is why you will want to use a material in this room that is easy to clean and also looks fabulous. Quartz can work instead of traditional tiles, in wet rooms and as perfectly finished countertops. Tiling is the norm in bathrooms but as any resident will know, grouting can become discoloured and even mouldy and will, over time require re-grouting. Quartz panels instead of tiles means you don’t have to worry about continuously cleaning in between tiles and your bathroom will look fresher for longer. Quartz worktops and countertops do not absorb water and do not require sealing, making them a low maintenance option. When you want a natural stone aesthetic alongside manmade engineering, quartz is the perfect choice.
Quartz worktops in the kitchen
No matter how small or large your kitchen, quartz worktops will be an investment you wished you had made long ago. The kitchen is often viewed as the heart of the home, where families gather, friends chat over coffee, and obviously, where food is prepared at different times during the day. As it is such a busy area of the home, it will need cleaning daily and it would be sensible therefore to choose materials that require as little attention as possible. With quartz worktops, there is no need for stringent or specific cleaning agents when wiping down your quartz surfaces and a simple liquid soap and water solution should be enough to keep the areas beautifully clean. Quartz can be used for kitchen islands, sink surrounds and of course, worktops and other surfaces in the kitchen. You can choose from elegant shades and patterns or opt for funky hues for an effortlessly modern look. Used throughout the kitchen, quartz makes the space both functional and beautiful. By using quartz, you are making features such as sinks and worktops a focal point rather than mere domestic work areas.
Installing quartz worktops
Quartz is an extremely heavy material and should only be installed by a professional. The cutting of quartz requires precision and expertise which is yet another reason why you should not attempt to install unless you have the skills, and appropriate assistance needed to deal with such a material. At HC Supplies you can purchase made-to-measure quartz countertops which can then be fitted perfectly into your kitchen or bathroom. You will also be relieved to know that we retrieve all our quartz responsibly from sustainable sources. Quartz is often thought of as an expensive option, as it is such a resilient and attractive material, but we are proud to be able to provide cut-price worktops in quartz throughout our range.
Share your experiences with us
If you have any questions about quartz and how it can enhance your home, we would be delighted to hear from you. It’s also great to hear from customers that have already experienced the versatility and durability of our quartz products, so why not leave us a comment below and share your own experiences of quartz surfaces and worktops?