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.
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.
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.