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Quartz Worktops Buying Guide

We take a look at the benefits of Quartz worktops and how you can take advantage of this versatile work surface for your new kitchen.

Quartz worktops are becoming increasingly popular as hard-wearing and highly versatile work surfaces for both modern and traditional kitchens. We look at the benefits of Quartz worktops and how you can take advantage of this versatile work surface for your new kitchen. 

How to Choose Quartz Worktops

Quartz worktops come in a wide range of colour options and finishes from subtle finishes to highly patterned choices. They can look almost identical to natural marble and granite or be made to look like poured concrete. So, no matter whether you are looking for a contemporary urban look or something more traditional, Quartz worktops can offer a versatile surface for almost any kitchen. 

Quartz Design Trends

The modern trend is for Quartz worktops to come in natural tones with white being particularly popular now.  If you are opting for a modern contemporary look, then dark solid shades such as ebony and graphite can create a luxurious touch, especially when paired with dark coloured cabinetry.  

You can also use dark Quartz to create a modern two-tone look by pairing it with light kitchen units. If you prefer traditional styles but want a modern spin, then a Quartz worktop in soft natural tones can provide a nice touch. 

Quartz doesn't have to be restricted to just worktops. You can use it to create striking and sophisticated splashbacks that offer great looks and practicality. it's also scratch and heat resistant so perfect for using behind an electric or gas hob.

Learn More About Quartz

What is Quartz?

Quartz is actually a man-made material that combines natural quartz stone, one of the world’s hardest materials with resin. These elements combine to create an extremely hard and durable surface that is perfect for kitchen worktops. 

Is quartz a good worktop? 

Quartz is an excellent worktop material for most kitchens. The hard-wearing aspects of Quartz and its hygienic nature make it perfect for food preparation and it’s super easy to clean. It also comes in many different colours and styles which means it can fit in with almost any type of kitchen you can imagine. 

Is Quartz worktop better than granite? 

Quartz is equally durable to granite, has the same thickness, and doesn’t crack or chip as easily due to its superior strength. This makes it a great alternative to granite which can often be a lot more expensive. 

Is Quartz worktop expensive? 

No, Quartz worktops can be affordable when compared to other stone materials such as granite and stone. 

Is quartz worktop hard wearing? 

Quartz is both scratch-resistant, heat resistant and almost completely non-porous which makes it one of the most hygienic surfaces. Perfect for a busy kitchen.

Our Autumn Giveaway is now on! Get half-price Quartz worktops during October! Visit our sale page to find out more or book a free design appointment with one of our expert kitchen designers to get started.

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At Kettle Co Kitchens, we design and build some of the finest kitchens in Cornwall & Devon. As an independent, family-owned company, we pride ourselves on high standards, expert design, craftsmanship, and sustainable practices.

We have a wide range of products ranging from affordable fitted kitchens to bespoke kitchens handmade by a team of artisan cabinet makers. Come and speak to our expert kitchen designers at our kitchens showrooms in St Austell and Plymouth and fall in love with a new kitchen from Kettle Co.
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