When it comes to the most prestigious shining kitchen experience, quartz worktops fulfil the requirement every time. These are hard wearing, stunning surfaces that are available in many colours and patterns. With an exclusive, high-grade look and feel, quartz worktops will make your kitchen the envy of many of your friends and family. These stone countertops may be more expensive than some other options, but when cared for correctly are likely to outlast most others too, meaning that the cost for the lifespan of the product is relatively economical.
Quartz is a hard rock and needs to be cut to size. Some worktops use solid quartz pieces, whereas others use composites made from high percentages of smaller pieces of quartz bound with special adhesive resins and other constituents.
Quarts is very hard to cut and kitchens are usually measured first so that the correct size can be cut in the mason’s premises before being delivered. This is unlike laminate, solid wood and other composite solid surfaces, which tend to be delivered in standardised lengths ready to be cut to size on site, whilst your kitchen is being fitted.
Where can Quartz be Purchased?
There are many firms selling surfaces made from solid stone online. Some manufacturers sell quartz-containing worktops in standardised lengths to be cut whilst your kitchen is being fitted, but several of those retailing solid stone products price based on measurements given by you and then attend to measure the areas for the surface accurately before cuts are made. Some companies will cut based on your measurements but will charge extra for any changes that are required. There are also kitchen stores in most major towns and cities. We often recommend visiting these to see examples of the surfaces you intend to buy, especially if you are spending a large amount of money.
Quartz worktops are also available on websites such as eBay. Check out our Buy Online section for the offers that are available. Many online offers are cheaper than those found in stores and so we recommend you look online as well. Sometimes the same physical shops that you intend to buy from have online offers that mean you can get better prices – it is always worthwhile checking.
Quartz worktops are available in a huge array of colours, with many suppliers offering in excess of 100 possible styles. The surfaces tend to be very low maintenance. The upper part is polished finely to produce an almost waterproof cover that has antibacterial and antifungal properties too. This combined with the very dense and hard nature of quartz mean that the surfaces tend to be stain-resistant and do not scratch easily.
Where is Quartz Sourced?
The solid rock is actually found and mined in many parts of the world. Quartz is available in ebery continent. Quartz can be metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary. Metamorphic translates to a change in form and with rocks this where it has undergone transformation by heat and pressure, usually caused as a result of eruptions at the earth’s surface millions of years ago. Igneous rock is rock that has solidified from lava itself i.e. the quartz has been formed during the eruption as part of the lava spewing from beneath the earth’s crust. As the name suggests, sedimentary rocks for as sediment gathers, combines and cements itself together, often on the ocean floor although this can happen in any large expanse of water e.g. lakes. This gives the appearance of crystalline forms amongst duller rocks. The material used in quartz worktops is often a mixture of quartz bonded and polished to form the smooth surface for your kitchen. This is man almost mimicking what nature has done during metamorphosis and sedimentation, but in a sped-up manner.
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