We’ve been closely monitoring Government health advice relating to the spread of coronavirus. Our team will continue to follow Government recommendations – with the aim of reducing the risk of passing the virus between our customers and our tradespeople. We’re continuing to book jobs for customers who are self-isolating so that people aren’t left without essential services. We send regular COVID-19 updates to our workforce. They’re well informed about symptoms as well as the general hygiene measures and social distancing. All our tradespeople have been told they must confirm they are feeling well and haven’t experienced any symptoms of COVID-19. They do this first thing in the morning on a daily basis. All of our workforce have been asked to follow the WHO’s standard infection control measures: Frequently cleaning hands using alcohol-based hand sanitiser or soap and water When coughing or sneezing to cover the mouth and nose with a tissue or flexed elbow, then to dispose of the tissue immediately before washing hands Avoiding close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough To contact NHS 111 and seek medical care early if a fever, cough or breathing difficulty occurs Avoid touching your face, especially eyes, nose and mouth.

Although Capital Granite is based in London, we operate nationally and supply our materials to a wide range of clients up and down the United Kingdom. We will also aim to offer you an appointment with us within 2 days. Our showroom in Walthamstow is also open 6 days a week where you can find more information about what we do and get a closer look at our services first hand.

The Benefits of Having a Quartz Worktop

Whether you are looking to completely renovate a new kitchen or update an existing one, no doubt countertops are at the forefront of your mind when planning your design. Worktops are not only a large design element, but need to be functional and built-to-last, so it is important that you choose the right material with the perfect balance between form and function.

Quartz is a man-made material made up of approximately 95% of natural stone, with resins later added, and is a popular material used for kitchen work surfaces. Here are some great reasons why you should consider buying quartz worktops.

Customisable Design

Quartz not only looks beautiful, but the additional resins that can be added to the natural stone allow for countless modifications to the colour, texture, patterns and overall finish of your worktops. This allows you to perfectly customise the material to tie in with your colour scheme, cabinet materials and little finishes to give you the exact design you are looking for.

Easy to Clean

Quartz tends to have a much smoother, non-porous finish than most other kitchen surface materials – including granite – making it far easier to clean. While it should be wiped with warm water and a gentle dish soap regularly to avoid any potential bacteria build-up, quartz won’t soak up spilled liquids or harmful bacteria, making it more sanitary, lower maintenance, and able to be kept pristine with little daily upkeep.

Durable

Quartz is an incredibly tough material, making it ideal for kitchens that will see a lot of use; its’ durability means it is less likely to become damaged or stained from heat (unless excessive), and can withstand most wear and tear from hot pans and sharp knives without becoming scratched, stained, burnt or chipped.

Sustainable

Quartz is a relatively eco-friendly material to opt for, as it doesn’t use the same resources for mining and transportation as some other work surface materials and thus causes minimal harm to the environment. If you’re looking for sustainable worktop options, quartz is a great way to go – especially if sourced locally.

Value for Money

While the cost of quartz varies considerably, quartz is certainly not the cheapest element on the market. However, if you take into account its’ lifetime value, it is no doubt extremely good value for money. Unlike some other countertop materials, quartz does not require wax coating or regular sealant to maintain its’ condition, and its’ ability to withstand the elements means that it will likely last you a very long time with minimal maintenance needed. Instead of needing to replace your worktops every few years, quartz can easily retain like-new condition after 10-15+ years, and are therefore an excellent investment.

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