Quartz Worktops Colchester, Essex
Granite Unlimited manufacture and install fine quartz worktops in Colchester. Quartz is the second most abundant material in the Earth's continental crust after feldspar. With the addition of some colour and adhesive it has been used to create a superb work surface material available in a huge variety of colours and finishes. Quartz countertops have a similar look and feel to granite, however, they provide a more consistent colour and pattern throughout the finish of the surface.
Our quartz kitchen worktops do not require periodic sealing or polishing due to its great properties. The engineered stone featured in quartz effect worktops is both elegant and beautiful as a natural stone appearance with fine colour options available to meet all of your requirements. For a competitive quote from a company that aims to do an excellent job please contact us today! Alternatively, get in touch with us if you require further information or have any questions about our quartz worktops in Colchester.
Quartz Countertops Colchester, Essex
Our quartz countertops in Colchester have many major advantages from being more heat resistant than traditional materials used to worktops to being more flexible around colours to suit your design. Additionally, one of the major selling points of quartz is that it is scratch resistant, making it ideal for home kitchens that may experience lots of wear, and as such, need a countertop that is tough and hard wearing.
Quartz also tends to be easier to maintain and clean than other materials, and it doesn't need to be sealed unlike Granite. To browse the full advantages and disadvantages of Quartz, check out this handy guide below, and if you have any questions about our quartz countertops in Colchester, get in touch with us today!.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Quartz
Advantages of Quartz
Far more durable & heat resistant than granite Quartz is 100% non porous, so it’s almost impossible to stain.
Quartz is scratch resistant
Quartz is suitable for use in a kosher kitchen due to it’s non porous properties.
Available in an almost unlimited choice of colours & finishes.
Quartz never has to be sealed like granite.
Quartz can sometimes be a little bit cheaper to buy than granite.
Disadvantages of Quartz
Quartz is not 100% natural like granite.
Perceived by some people as being characterless due to the consistency of markings.
Unlike granite there’s no point in choosing your exact slab as all slabs will look identical.
Can vary in quality dependent on the brand chosen.
Quartz Kitchen Worktops Colchester, Essex
If you're looking for new Quartz kitchen worktops in Colchester and the surrounding areas, then look no further than Granite Unlimited! We are the leading experts in bringing stone worksurfaces into your home, creating beautiful areas in the process. We employ 5 highly skilled stonemasons in Essex who ensure that the stone we provide to our customers in our Quartz worktops in Colchester is of the highest quality.
Additionally, we also have a team of highly skilled kitchen worktop fitters who can install your new Quartz worktops for you, so you can have the peace of mind and confidence that you are in safe, reliable hands from design to finish. For more infomation on our Quartz kitchen worktops in Colchester or to order your new worktop today, get in touch with us via email or phone today!
Quartz Breakfast Bar Colchester, Essex
If you're looking for a centrepiece for your kitchen, then why not go for a Quartz breakfast bar in Colchester? Granite Unlimited are highly experienced in designing, supplying and fitting centre islands in the Essex area, and with our highly knowledgable stonemasonry team, you'll be sure to get an amazing piece to complete a kitchen of any design! With Granite Unlimited's kitchen worktops in Colchester, you can't go wrong!
Quartz countertops are not a natural stone worktop like Granite, but it insterad a syntetic stone. This has many advantages, with cheaper production and retail costs most likely taking the top spot in terms of benefits offered by Quartz. There are a few minor drawbacks when compared to other natural stone products, such as not being as unique as Granite, however these tend to be outweiged by the benefits. If you're looking to redesign your kitchen on a budget, then Quartz is the material for you! To find out more about the Quartz we offer and our Quartz breakfast bars in Colchester, get in touch with us today or come and visit our showroom in person!
Made to Measure Quartz Worktops Colchester, Essex
Here at Granite Unlimited, we take a huge pride in ensuring that the materials we use when installing our made to measure worktops in Colchester are long lasting and beautiful. We also pride ourselves on having a wide selection of materials and colours available to suit your design, from traditinal materials such as Granite to lesser known options like Dekton. With such a wide variety of options available, why not come and visit us at our showroom, where an expert member of our team will be on hand to help you! Alternatively, to find out more about the wide range of materials we use when we manufacture and install our kitchen worktops in Colchester and Ipswich, browse the links below.
• Granite Worktops – Natural stone worktops that a provide an elegant look and feel
• Quartz Worktops – Durable & heat resistant material available in a wide choice of finishes
• Corian Worktops – Smooth surface which is available in lots of colour & pattern options
• Neolith Worktops – Elegant surface with great resistance to UV rays & high temperatures
• Dekton Worktops – A sophisticated surface ready for long-term everyday usage
Based on the Essex Suffolk boarder Granite Unlimited regularly work in Colchester, Clacton, Frinton, Walton, Thorpe le soken, Wivenhoe, Frating, Elmstead Market, Brightlingsea, West Mersea, Harwich, Manningtree, Coggeshall, Kelvedon, Maldon, Halstead, Braintree, Chelmsford, Felixstowe, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Harlow, Epping, St Albans, Watford, Bishops Stortford, Luton, Stevenage, Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Ely, Peterborough, Northampton, Haverhill, Stowmarket , Sudbury, Southend, Ipswich, Maidstone, Rochford
What is a quartz worktop?
It is common for people to have misconceptions about quartz. They understand that it is extremely durable and mistake it for a natural stone worktop. Quartz worktops actually belong to the engineered stone family, meaning they are not made from completely natural forming products. In the case of quartz countertops, crushed quartz is combined with polymer resins and colour pigments. Although they contain over 90% natural quartz, other artificial ingredients are introduced which classifies them as an engineered stone.
Do quartz worktops stain?
People often opt for quartz worktops because they are extremely durable. Unlike granite, a quartz countertop is non porous. This means not only does it not need to be sealed, but it is highly resistant to stains. For the most part, you do not need to worry about your quartz worktop staining. There are rare exceptions, however. In certain conditions, the polymers used may experience slight chemical transformations. This can occur if a harsh chemical was left on your quartz countertop for some time. A quartz worktop is only likely to stain in rare circumstances, however. The majority of the time, you do not need to worry.
How do I clean a quartz worktop?
Strong, tough and non porous, a quartz worktop is extremely easy to clean and maintain. Though the initial cost to install quartz worktops is comparatively high, you will make great savings as they are inherently low maintenance. It is recommended that, to clean your quartz worktop, you use a soft cloth, some warm water and a non-abrasive cleaner. There are low pH cleaners widely available on the market that have been specially formulated for quartz. Although quartz is highly resistant to stains, it is good practice to routinely clean your surfaces and mop up any spills. They are durable, but they are not invincible. Highly acidic materials, if left long enough, can discolour the stone.
Are quartz worktops any good?
If you are hoping to achieve a contemporary, upscale look in your kitchen and require low maintenance worktops, then a quartz countertop will be well suited to you. We are seeing quartz worktops grow in popularity year on year. This, of course, comes with a price increase. As they are an engineered stone, you have far more colour options than granite or marble. This gives you far more flexibility. As mentioned in the above FAQs, quartz worktops are also non porous meaning they are highly resistant to staining and do not need to be sealed. Quartz worktop offers you durability and elegance, and should be considered by any one looking for a classy and timeless look.