We are the UK’s leading suppliers of quartz worktops with showrooms and fitting teams based all over the UK. We supply and fit quartz and granite worktops to all areas of the country.
Quartz Worktop Colours
The following quartz colours are currently available with savings of up to 40%. As with all of our installations, they come with a complete 10 year warranty. Request an online quote or call us on 0113 365 0252.
Why Choose Quartz For Your Worktops?
Quartz is the most common mineral in the earth’s surface and has many different uses. We supply and install a huge range of quartz colours from many of the most well known manufacturers.
For use in the kitchen, quartz is blended with a resin and colourings to make an almost indestructible work surface. While it cleans in much the same way as glass, it has similar looks to granite. It is heat resistant and also stain resistant, being non-porous. This gives it an advantage over granite worktops in that the latter are subject to staining if spills are left on for any length of time. Red wine, beetroot, lemon juice, cooking oil and more can all affect granite, while quartz simply shrugs them off without a murmur.
If you want to chop food directly on the work surface then quartz kitchen worktops will not scratch or cut; you are more likely to do damage to the blade of the knife than your worktop.
If you want to use your kitchen worktop for rolling out pastry or dough, then quartz, being non-porous, is one of the most hygienic surfaces you could have. This gives plenty of space for doing the job and a quick wipe down afterwards leaves your quartz worktop looking brand, spanking new.
Another advantage of quartz is that because it is non-porous it does not need re-sealing. Other kitchen worktops like granite, marble and limestone will need re-sealing but quartz will not. And another argument in favour of quartz is that it is “green”. Some materials like granite will emit small amounts of radon, but quartz will not.
Certainly quartz worktops, compared with other materials, have an awful lot in their favour. As regards price, quartz worktops UK are similar to granite. If anything quartz does not have so great a depth of shine as a granite one does, but many people prefer that in their kitchen rather than the high-gloss “Hollywood” look of granite.
For an instant no-obligation quote for a quartz worktop for your kitchen, simply complete our easy online quote request form and we’ll rush you one straight away.
Looking After Your Quartz Worktop
If you have decided that your new kitchen should have quartz worktops then the really great news is that care and maintenance is not going to be much of a problem. Quartz has many benefits over granite or marble, not the least of which is that it is non-porous and an extremely tough material.
Both granite and marble are cut out of the ground in slabs and are 100% natural materials. As such, they have certain flaws which do not apply to quartz worktops. Quartz itself is a natural stone material but when used in applications such as worktops it is processed. First it is pulverised to an extremely fine material and then a resin is added which binds the material together. The finished product is approximately 93% quartz and 7% resin and is an extremely hard material measuring 7 on the Mohs scale (diamond – the hardest material known measures 10).
In practical terms what this means is that a quartz worktop is pretty much stain resistant and will not harbour germs or viruses. Neither can moulds grow on the surface. Quartz is extremely difficult to chip or scratch which means that accidents in the kitchen which might well damage granite or marble are unlikely to have any effect. It also means that routine maintenance such as sealing and refinishing is a thing of the past.
Both granite and marble, while they can be extremely attractive to look at, have certain disadvantages. Not the least of these is staining. Spills such as red wine, coffee, cooking oils, butter and so on can soak into the surface of granite or marble and become difficult to remove. If you live in a hard water area just leaving water on a granite surface can cause staining. It goes without saying that spills on any surface should be wiped up immediately, but a simple distraction such as a phone ringing can cause the spill to be forgotten; equally it might go unnoticed in the first place.
With quartz worktops such events are not a problem. Since quartz worktops are non-porous the spill will simply stay there until you get around to wiping it up.
How To Clean Quartz Worktops
In general, cleaning quartz worktops involves no more than wiping with a damp cloth and then drying with another soft cloth. Spills which dry on, such as egg yolk and so on can usually be removed with an abrasive scourer; if the worst comes to the worst you can remove them with a sharp knife. This will not damage the surface of your quartz worktop, whereas marble or granite may suffer from scratching.
Of the many types of materials from which kitchen worktops are made, quartz is probably the easiest to care for and to keep clean. Being a cold material it is also great for rolling out pastry or dough. Just wipe off the residue with a damp kitchen towel and then follow with the damp cloth and soft cloth drying procedure. Following these care tips and using commonsense will ensure that your quartz worktops remain beautiful for as long as you own the kitchen.
Quartz Vs Granite : The Benefits
Why choose quartz worktops rather than granite which costs about the same? Quartz is extremely hard, measuring 7 on the Mohs hardness scale (diamonds are 10). This means it is very difficult to scratch or chip it.
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It is almost impossible to stain since it is non-porous. Red wine, coffee and so on just sit on the surface until you wipe it off. Because it is non-porous it doesn’t need to be regularly sealed or treated as granite does, for example. It is almost impossible for germs and bacteria to breed, once again because of its non-porosity.
Not only do quartz worktops have all these features, they also come in a huge range of colours so there is bound to be one to suit you.