Quartz Kitchen Worktops
Of all available kitchen worktop materials, quartz is probably the easiest to care for and to keep clean. It is naturally heat-resistant, non-porous and extremely difficult to chip or scratch.
Quartz worktops are fabricated from natural quartz, one of the hardest minerals found in the Earth, processed and blended with small amounts of resin to make an almost indestructible work surface. Natural quartz ranges in colour from whites, blacks and browns to golds and blues, all of which can be blended during the production process with colour additives to provide colour options that are nearly endless.
The design of a quartz worktop not only brings character to your kitchen but offers performance advantages that exceed other traditional materials. If you want to chop food directly on your work surface then quartz worktops are the best choice you could make, as the surface will not scratch or cut - in fact if you have a disaster it is more likely to damage the knife blade than a quartz worktop.
Quartz is a non-porous material, making it one of the most hygienic work surfaces you could have, as it resists staining and will not allow bacteria to grow. You can even use your quartz worktop for rolling out pastry or dough, giving more working space. Quartz surfaces never need resealing, and cleaning is easy as a quick wipe down afterwards will leave your worktop looking as good as new.
Silestone is a leading brand of quartz worktops. It is made up of 93% natural quartz. It comes in a wide range of colours and finishes.
Dekton is another material ideal for worktops it is created using a technological process that mimicks the natural metamorphic changes that natural stone undergoes over thousands of years through exposure to high temperature and pressure.