8 Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Best Quartz Worktops Reviews

8 Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Best Quartz Worktops Reviews

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By: Alan Jun 13, 2021 2 Comments

Today, we are going to talk about the best quartz worktops reviews. You are in our blog. So welcome. What is quartz? Quartz is a worktop option. There are quartz worktops; there’s granite, marble porcelain, etc. But today, we’re going to talk about quartz. There are several brands. Of course, there’s Silestone, Caesarstone, CRL Quartz, Cambria Quartz and others.

There are lots of brands out there, but how do you determine which is better? Well, there is a sort of a level of good, better, best. Silestone is the best seller regarding the higher quality products they use, colours, and fashion-forward. So, if you’re looking for something that genuinely mimics natural marble or granite, Silestone and Caesarstone and CRL Quartz do an excellent job with that as well. 

What is Quartz?

Right now, what we’re going to talk about is the makeup of quartz, as it is an excellent product. With leading brands, over ninety per cent of it is natural quartz stone, and ten per cent that they put in to make this worktop will be polymers, colourings, and resins. These, mixed with the quartz, create a highly resilient surface. But, I will tell you again, there are different levels of quartz, and each brand has its kind of good better best.

When you see them in a showroom, you’re going to see solid colours, you’re going to see some with a lot of veining, and you’re going to see black quartz. You’re also going to see black and white quartz countertop materials. So you’ll notice with quartz that there is a lot of variety for you to choose from. That’s the beauty of quartz because you have a wide variety of colour options and solid patterns. And as you know, stones from Mother Nature do not come in solid colours. So that is, again, the beauty of having quartz worktops.

Pros of Quartz Worktops

One of the pros of these countertops is that quartz is non-porous. It’s non-scratchable, and it’s stain-resistant. Not stain-proof, but stain-resistant. These are two characteristics that homeowners in the UK look for these days in their quartz kitchen worktops. They want something that’s easy maintenance that they can wipe off and not worry about. Quartz does have a lot of variety in terms of colours; as mentioned before, it’s also exceptionally durable, and it doesn’t stain. Unlike natural stones, if you spill wine or cut a tomato and accidentally leave that on your surface., it is much easier to wipe off. And it will not stain because it’s not porous like a natural stone. 

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Cons of Quartz Worktops

Heat resistance: one of the cons that we’ve seen over the years is its heat resistance, meaning if you’re a cook and are constantly moving around the kitchen and setting hotpots on the worktop, this product is not going to be for you. They generally say that you shouldn’t place anything over about 150 Celsius degrees on the quartz surface because it can scorch the worktop. And it is one of the things that we consider whilst writing about the best quartz worktops reviews.

Yellowing on quartz

The other thing is that the resins in these countertops, over time, can start to turn yellow when you are in a home with a lot of UV lighting. So that means that in a room where a lot of sun rays are hitting directly on your worktops, yellowing of its surface could happen over time. So your worktops could start turning a little yellow on the lighter coloured tones. 

Quartz worktop joints

If you need a joint in a worktop perimeter or on the kitchen island, it may show up slightly more with the lighter quartz colours. It happens because of the quartz makeup of this type of worktop. In contrast, dark quartz worktops or quartz with patterns and veins can disguise joints better than those with solid colours.

The Look of Quartz

When you see slab and person, it can tend to look a little fake. So, you have to decide what is suitable for you regarding your family and your lifestyle. And also you must consider what is it that you’re looking to do with your worktops. Having said this, the latest technologies allow for realistic, natural looks on quartz worktops. As an example, Caesarstone Rugged Concrete offers a truly realistic concrete-effect worktop. Another example of great quartz aesthetics is Compac Unique Calacatta Black, a quartz stone with the natural look of marble and quartzite. In addition, many other quartz worktop materials are offering the look of natural materials. So, all you need to do is to get samples and see these in person from the comfort of your home. This will help you check between the best quartz worktops reviews and practical reality.

Best Quartz Worktops Reviews: sizes and thicknesses

Quartz worktop materials come in different sizes. They come in your standard dimensions of 3000x1400mm, and they come in jumbo slabs of various sizes ranging from 3100x1600mm to 3500x1650mm. You can also choose the thickness of your quartz worktop from 1.2 cm, 1.3cm, 2 cm and 3 cm. Quartz with 2 cm thickness is generally used more for a or as a kitchen splashback. But UK homeowners have also been using the 2cm quartz in their kitchens for some time now. It’s because a 2cm thick worktop looks neat and minimalistic, matching many design styles prevalent in Europe.

 But either 2cm or 3cm will work as your kitchen worktop. But, again, the nice thing is that you have a big island that is extremely popular these days. And kitchens, you don’t have to have a joint, whereas, in some of our natural stones like marble and quartzite, you may find that the slab is not big enough to accommodate an entire worktop piece without a joint. Therefore another beauty of quartz countertops is that you are more than likely to get an island with no joint, elevating the aesthetics of any room. 

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Quartz worktop brands

Other than that, go into your local stone yard. Look and see the differences between the brands because there are, there are some notable differences. From the higher-end products, Cambria produces its quartz worktops in the United States.

Silestone makes them in Spain, Caesarstone makes them in Israel, and a factory in Georgia, USA. Quartzforms produces its quartz materials in Germany but offers Italian design, as well as Okite Quartz. 

Quartz making takes place in different parts of the world, from China to India to Turkey. Therefore, it’s good to educate yourself about the differences because there are subtle differences between these types of quartz. It would be best if you continued to work with your designer, your contractor, and kitchen worktop supplier, as they will be able to help guide you in a way that all makes sense. That’s going to work for your lifestyle and your budget. 

Quartz Worktop Prices

Because the more that you go with more prominent veins and more movement in these quartz slabs, the pricier they get. They’ll start at a Price Group one and go up to a Price Group seven. Hence, there are significant differences in prices. Even though the product and the makeup are the same, quartz prices depend on the level of veining and the more unique and beautiful the quartz is. 


Author:

Alan Nussbaum

Meet Alan Nussbaum, our Sales and Marketing Manager, whose expertise in stone worktops is second to none. With almost two decades of experience, Alan’s impressive track record includes creating one of the first online stone companies in 2012 and pioneering the acceptance of cryptocurrencies in construction in 2018 before co-founding The Worktop Library with Maria.
Alan’s outstanding work is featured in numerous Stone and Home Decor magazines. In addition, he collaborates with the industry’s leading stone brands, cementing his reputation as a true innovator.
Before starting a thriving career in the stone industry, Alan honed his skills by overseeing luxury fashion brands such as Burberry, Matches Fashion, and Patrick Cox. With his unique blend of experience and expertise, Alan is a true trailblazer in the stone worktop industry. His passion for delivering exceptional service is evident in every aspect of his work.







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Mitesh
Mitesh
11 months ago

A clear explanation on pros and cons of Quartz worktops, Best Quartz Worktops Reviews are the best part of this blog, and you may also find the Quartz worktops in london are the best kitchen worktops. Thank you for sharing the informative content

Deborah
Deborah
3 months ago

Afternoon, I have a Compac Absolute Blanc countertop which at 6 to 7 year old started to change colour to a yellowing brownish. My kitchen is north facing so only gets morning sun approx 9am but very minimal for approx a third of my countertop. Now I’m coming to year 9 and I feel it is getting darker week on week. I have raised this with Compac and they say colour is not guaranteed after 3 to 4 years but they don’t tell you this when you buy however, they state it is guaranteed for 30 years but this doesn’t cover yellowing. Can anyone please offer advise as I really did thought I’d invested in a product that would last. My kitchen has had very little use and is in perfect condition apart from the yellowing. The whole slabs have even changed colour under the microwave and worktop protectors. The discoloration is totally uniform and not in areas. I am desperate for any advice. Thank you.

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