Quartz worktops are made of natural quartz combined with polymer resins. These components create a strong, durable, and hygienic worktop that has become extremely popular amongst homeowners for its ease of care and maintenance. The material is not 100 percent stone, so is typically referred to as engineered quartz. Uniformity of colour is one of the primary advantages of quartz worktops. When the slabs of quartz are manufactured, the appearance is consistent throughout. This makes it easier for the consumers to know what they`re getting, and ensures that all the worktops will match one another, with no discoloration between section.
As mentioned above, durability or long-lasting nature is one of the major aspects. Quartz worktops are known for their durability as they are harder than all other worktops.
Quartz worktops are more resistant to staining, cracking and corrosion. As it is not porous, it is much stronger and long-lasting.
Quartz worktops are also mould and mildew resistant. Therefore, you can consider them food-safe and excellent to use.
Quartz worktops are available in many colours
which gives you the opportunity to find the one that suits your kitchen interior perfectly.
Cleaning quartz worktops for kitchens is easy and does not require much time.
One of the major disadvantages is the cost of quartz worktops. They are similar in price to Granite. However, as they are durable, it can definitely be a good investment.
Hot pots directly put on the work surface could damage the worktop.
It can scratch if sharp object is being used on the worktop. (Use a chopping board).
Care for Quartz/Silestone worktops:
In order to avoid scratches always use a chopping board.
Keep it clean do not soak it for a long time or leave standing water, keep it clean and dry.
Prevent avoid spilling corrosive/strong chemical solvents on the worktop. In case corrosive chemical touched in contact with, if inadvertently, rinse immediately with plenty of soap and water or consulting professionals.
Avoid spilling substance such as oven cleaner’s acids/vinegar, paint remover or nail varnish as it can damage the worktop.
Avoid extreme heat.
Stubborn stain household products such as CIF are effective to remove it. Damp cloth is usually sufficient to clean of the worktop.