Quartz has recently been growing in popularity as a worktop material and there’s a good reason for it. Not only is it a durable material, it’s also extremely beautiful. However, not many people know why it assumes these qualities.
Unlike natural stone, such as granite worktops, quartz countertops are created in factories. Therefore, they’re sometimes referred to as the ‘engineered stone’.
The manufacturing process combines crushed quartz crystals with resin and coloured pigments. This mixture undergoes immense pressure and intense heat which turns the quartz into large, compact slabs. This mimics the formation of rocks in a natural environment, making quartz worktops durable and tough. Yet they can still be cut and sized to the shape required by the customer.
Furthermore, quartz worktops are available in a wide range of colours, patterns, and styles. These characteristics are customisable and rely on the pigments added during manufacturing to alter the quartz’s appearance! Whether you want your quartz countertop to be sparkly or subtle, or to complement a traditional or contemporary atmosphere, quartz has the versatility to accommodate this.
Mo’s StoneX manufactures and supplies most of the popular colours and styles of quartz, including Italian marble-inspired Carraras and Calacattas. We understand the importance of creating a kitchen that suits your design tastes – that’s why we’re here to help make your visions come true!