April 20, 2021

All about Quartz

In this blog post, we wanted to shout about the great material for all countertops which is Quartz.

Manufacturing Quartz

Quartz worktops are crafted from a blend of natural and man-made materials. Starting with natural Quartz, one of the hardest minerals on Earth, these crystals are crushed and then bound with a mixture of resins, polymers, and pigments, comprising about 90% of the final product. This combination of oxygen and silicon atoms contributes to its remarkable durability and resilience.

The manufacturing process involves subjecting this blend of crystallized rock, resins, and pigments to intense heat and pressure. This is often enhanced with the addition of glass and metallic flecks, which lend a unique, light-reflective quality to the surface.

The final appearance of the Quartz worktop can vary based on the size of the quartz particles used. Coarsely ground Quartz results in a worktop with a more flecked and varied appearance, while finely ground Quartz leads to a smoother, more uniform look. This versatility in the manufacturing process allows for a wide range of aesthetic finishes, catering to diverse design preferences.

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What makes a Quartz Worktop so great?

Quartz has become a favoured material in many homes, including kitchens and bathrooms, thanks to its vast array of colours and designs. This variety allows customers to find a style that perfectly matches their taste and decor.

One of the key appeals of Quartz surfaces is their ability to replicate the look of natural stone, Marble, and Granite while avoiding some of their drawbacks. Quartz is notably easy to clean, resilient, and offers high resistance to stains, making it an excellent choice for busy kitchen and bathroom environments. As a robust and non-porous material, it resists liquid absorption, thus hindering bacteria and viruses from penetrating its surface. Additionally, its ability to withstand high temperatures contributes to its ease of maintenance.

While Quartz surfaces are highly durable and resistant to scratches and cracks, care should still be taken. To prevent potential damage, it’s advisable to avoid placing hot plates and pans directly on the surface. Using a chopping board for cutting food is also recommended.

A significant advantage of Quartz Countertops is their low maintenance. Unlike some other materials, they don’t require sealing or polishing. Regular cleaning with soapy water is sufficient to maintain their appearance over a long period, ensuring they remain a beautiful feature in your home for many years.

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Why choose Rowe Granite for your Quartz Worktops?

Rowe Granite has over 50 years of combined experience. We have supplied and installed Quartz Kitchen Worktops throughout the UK.

Our friendly and helpful team will always be on hand to help you with any questions. We have a wide variety of Quartz Kitchen Worktops available to show you so you are bound to find something that will look great in your home.

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. Contact us now for your free no-obligation quote.

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