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What Are Quartz Worktops Made of?

Cedric Mattock

Owner & Managing Director

You may be thinking what is Quartz made of? Well, Quartz Worktops are made of pieces of natural Quartz bonded together with a small amount of adhesive. Quartz worktops is an abundant mineral and a solid surface material often made up of 90-99% Quartz but the exact ratio depends on the manufacturer and type of Quartz stone countertop. 

As an example, Samsung Radianz Quartz is 93% quartz, as it is quite fine-grained. Below our experts run you through how Quartz Worktops are made and how this provides some excellent features and benefits for these work surfaces.

A Rainbow of Colours

Natural Quartz can be as clear and colourless as glass or a deep rich shade of red, purple, brown or black. Samsung Radianz Quartz is available in over 25 colours, and other Quartz surface brands in our range offer additional variety. Processed stones can be effortlessly dyed to create a rainbow of colours so whether you want pillar box red or the palest pink, vivid yellow or subtle greens, granite grey or white, there’ll be something for you.

Unlike natural stone, engineered stone is completely uniform in colour meaning it’s easy to match your finished product to the sample so you know that what you see in the showroom is exactly what the end product will look like. If bright colours don’t match your decor, we’ve got traditional colours such as black, grey or white Quartz worktops on offer.

All that Glitters

Looking for a bit of sparkle? While natural stones like granite and marble rarely shine, Quartz and other processed stones use chips of natural stone and minerals to create spectacular effects. The patterning in Quartz worktops, like Quarella, comes from the elements of natural stone used in its manufacturing.

To achieve the smooth texture of quartz, the stone is ground to a fine powder and larger pieces of natural stone are added to give a distinguishing look. Adding mica and other reflective minerals can turn a plain black quartz worktop into a starry night sky.

Tough as Granite

Quartz means ‘hard’ which is extremely well named as the stone is very tough and robust, which makes it ideal for kitchen countertops as Quartz Kitchen Worktops can often withstand years of wear without a mark as they are a scratch resistant, stain resistant and a heat resistant material.

Compared to granite, quartz is a non porous material that is sealed before installation, Quartz countertops are easy to clean and easily maintainable, often they only need wiping down with soap and water to keep them looking their best. Ideal for other areas such as laundry rooms, bathroom worktops and even a home bar!

An Affordable Choice

Quartz is one of the world’s most abundant countertop materials so it’s ideal for manufacturing worktops. A popular design feature, processed stones such as Silestone worktops or Samsung Radianz have the practical and advantageous features of granite countertops and marble countertops with an extensive range of colours and patterns, more uniform patterns and at a lower price. With these advantages, it’s no surprise that this technological wonder has been such a hit with interior designers and homeowners alike.

If you would like to buy Quartz worktops, then you can browse our Quartz worktop range online or visit our showroom to explore the range in person and speak to one of our expert team about your new worktop kitchen design project.

At Surrey Marble and Granite, we offer an extensive range of natural and processed stones. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, listening to our customers and understanding their needs making sure to deliver their dream product. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Cedric Mattock

Owner & Managing Director

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