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 with a natural stone appearance and 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
Our quartz countertops in Colchester have many major advantages: from being more heat resistant than traditional materials used for worktops, to having more flexibilty of colours to suit your design. One of the major features of tough and hard wearing quartz is that it is scratch resistant, making it ideal for home kitchens that experience lots of wear and tear.
Quartz also tends to be easier to maintain and clean than other materials, and, unlike granite worktops, it doesn't need to be sealed. 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 and 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 and finishes.
Quartz never has to be sealed unlike 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
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 five 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. You will 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: 01206 598 890!
Quartz Breakfast Bar Colchester
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 is, in fact, a synthetic stone. This has many advantages, with cheaper production and retail costs being a major benefit 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 getting a quartz breakfast bar in Colchester, get in touch with us today on 01206 598 890 or 07877 861 117 or come and visit our showroom in person!
Made to Measure Quartz Worktops
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, such as 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 and heat resistant material available in a wide choice of finishes
• Corian Worktops – Smooth surface which is available in lots of colour and pattern options
• Neolith Worktops – Elegant surface with great resistance to UV rays and 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.
How much do quartz worktops cost?
As we make our quartz worktops to measure, it is impossible to say precisely how much our granite worktops cost. The best way to learn an accurate answer to this question is to get in touch with us or visit our showroom to speak with one of our highly knowledgeable team members who can point you in the right direction.