Selecting the perfect kitchen worktop when you have young children (or even older children for that matter) involves all sorts of considerations. Do you choose wood, granite, laminate, or quartz worktops? Do you invest in a worktop that’s going to last a lifetime, or go for an ultra-budget option that you know may be damaged, but will be cheaper to replace? For help with these decisions and more, discover why so many families with children are choosing quartz worktops, and why you should do the same.
How kids can influence your choice of worktop
Only those with children will appreciate just how much difference they can actually make to your life. Besides the usual responsibilities that come with having kids, things that seemed simple before are now ever-so complicated. Perhaps surprisingly, this includes choosing the materials and the style of your kitchen.
Things you have to consider when you have children
Kids are rarely gentle, and part of the fun of growing up is exploring your environment. This can mean anything from banging pots and pans on kitchen surfaces and floors, to graduating to helping the adults cook. Many parents also use the kitchen as the crafting area. This can mean that all kinds of mucky stuff could end up on your brand new kitchen worktops. Rather than attempting to stop all this chaos from happening, the wise thing to do is to accept and prepare for it.
Style or durability – why choose, when you can have both with quartz worktops?
Just because some things have to change when you have children, it doesn’t mean you have to give up everything you hold dear, including your sense of style. Hard-wearing worktops can also be beautiful, and this is where quartz worktops come in. Quartz worktops are created using the world’s most abundant material which is also one of the strongest. The natural stone quartz is bonded with adhesive to create a solid, stain and heat resistant quartz worktop, in assorted styles.
What styles should families consider?
This really depends on your own personal preferences. Quartz worktops are available in a variety of colours, from deep darkest black, to beautiful white worktops with sparkling accents. If you like the look of pristine white worktops, consider the Simply Quartz Carrara. If you love the idea of throwing some colour into the mix, check out the Silestone Ironbark or the Alexia Gold.
How practical are quartz worktops?
Quartz is simply the perfect surface for budding bakers. The cool temperature of the stone allows you to put pastry straight onto the clean surface. Enjoy years of cooking with your little ones and relax knowing that the worktop can endure plenty of wear and tear. If you want to keep an eye on your younger children while you’re preparing dinner, a quartz-surface breakfast bar is a fantastic place for them to perch.
The hygienic option for family homes
Quartz is easily cleaned and as a non-porous surface it avoids stains. Being non-porous, this type of worktop won’t harbour germs like porous worktops can, making it extra safe for your family. All you need to do to maintain your quartz worktop is to wipe up any spills with a cloth and simple detergent. The durable material can take an abundance of knocks and scrapes – ideal if your kids are a little rambunctious!
Are quartz worktops suitable for the average family’s budget?
Quartz is a sensible investment. The durability of the material means that your worktops will remain in amazing condition for many years to come. There are certainly cheaper alternatives, but these may not have the same look and resilience as quartz worktops. HC Supplies prides itself on providing quality quartz surfaces at extremely affordable prices. This allows families of all sizes to enjoy quality kitchen surfaces without the worry of paying over the odds.
How long do quartz worktops take to fit?
When a family decides they require a new kitchen, then things need to move fast. No family wants to be left without kitchen surfaces for very long. This is one of the many reasons that our customers choose to purchase their quartz worktops from us. As everything is done in-house, we offer quick turnaround times from template to fitting.
Why buy quartz worktops from HC Supplies?
There are several reasons why so many people choose HC Supplies. The quality of our worktops and services are outstanding. As we don’t subcontract work to others outside of our company, customers can contact us directly with any queries. Response times are quick and there are many different ways in which you can reach us. Contact us via our website, by telephone or in person at one of our showrooms.
Enjoy viewing our products
We have two showrooms that showcase our range of worktops, including our quartz worktops. Our teams are on hand to help with any queries you may have. If you prefer to view samples form the comfort of your own home, we can arrange that. Samples can be posted, or one of our team will show you samples when they come to do a template. All images on our site are accurate, but some stone worktops, such as granite, may differ as they are so unique.
Get in touch
Should you need help at any stage of purchase, our helpful team will be delighted to assist you in any way they can. We’re here to provide technical advice and support or talk you through the fitting process. If you can’t decide which type of worktop is right for your home, get some great advice from our professionals.
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