Benefits of quartz worktops

30-Apr-2014 The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in any home.  It therefore needs to be both functional as well as attractive to the eye.  One of the most prominent features of any kitchen are the countertops.  Quartz worktops or countertops make a stunning addition to any kitchen.  They are made up of approximately 93% quartzia, 3% resin, colour and some other decorative additives.   

One of the main advantages of quartz countertops is their durability.  The naturally mined quartz is crystallised silicon dioxide and it is one of the toughest materials around.  This makes the material ideal for kitchen worktops, flooring and even bathrooms. 

By adding colour to the mix, manufacturers are able to produce an even wider range of shades and models to suit every possible colour scheme.  The finished product maintains its natural appearance and the new colour and decorative additives do not in any way compromise the integrity of this attractive feature.

Although they might fetch a higher price than other types of countertops, quartz worktops are designed to last.  They are scratch, chip and heat resistant.  When removing a hot pot or pan from the stove, you can easily place it directly on the quartz surface without any fear of damage.  They are also highly resistant to acid and impact.

Quartz worktops are easy to clean and all you need is a damp cloth.  It is a non-porous surface so there is no risk of bacteria making your countertops their new home.  There is also no need to dry or polish the quartz surface.  Non-abrasive brushes or cloth should be used and, if necessary, a very mild detergent is recommended.

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