Quartz is nowadays one of the first choices of many homeowners and designers looking to invest in a kitchen island. It offers one of the best quality-price ratios on the market and it has some great attributes to it.
Those attributes include its resistance to staining, scratching and non-porosity. But as with any other material, quartz has its cons, and it is best for you to vague whether they are prevailing the pros. In this article, you will be introduced to the top pros and cons of quartz kitchen worktops and islands, but also the installation process.
A non-porous surface is one that doesn’t absorb water and liquids. Such surfaces are highly resistant to staining which is of major importance in the kitchen. You will not have to worry about food spills and splashes leaving a stain on your surfaces.
Quartz is a very hard stone that will not get scratched by standard kitchen knives. You will not have to worry if you quickly need to chop something and don’t have a cutting board handy. But if you constantly cut directly on quartz, that can dull your knives.
Quartz will not break due to exposure to a high impact of force, such as a drop of a heavy object. It will handle high pressure without breaks or cracks. You can be sure that quartz surfaces will last you for a long time because of this attribute.
4. Various colours
Quartz is a manufactured stone during whose production the pigments are added to alter its colour. You can find a fantastic range of colours in its range, from brights to neutrals.
5. Easy to maintain
Quartz requires a very low level of maintenance due to its sleek and smooth surface. You can use only soap and water for cleaning- just make some soapsuds and wipe your kitchen island. Quartz doesn’t need sealing, unlike many other materials.
1. Sensitive to chemicals
You should avoid most household cleaners for the cleaning of your quartz kitchen island. Those chemicals can wear off the top surface and make it porous. Instead, just use mild soap and water.
2. Can be heavy
Quartz has so densely packed molecules that are the reason why quartz is so tough, but also non-porous. But that also makes quartz very heavy, so additional structural support may be required before the installation.
At Victoria Marble, we can supply, template and install bespoke quartz kitchen islands at competitive prices in Ruislip and all across London and surroudning areas including Slough, Reading, High Whycombe. We have an experienced team of fitters with years of background in this industry. The whole process will be completed by our team and we don’t use subcontractors. In just one week from the moment you call us, you can get your new quartz surfaces installed and ready for use.
Need more information about the prices and installation of quartz kitchen islands? Please, contact us for any additional information.