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The best quartz stone worktop supplier that will work wonders for your kitchen
The best quartz stone worktop suppliers can give your kitchen a new lease of life by creating a striking centrepiece that’s highly functional and durable, and doesn’t cost the Earth.
A worktop is a flat surface in a kitchen, chiefly used as a food preparation area, and providing a place for smaller appliances such as microwave ovens and electric kettles.
In modern kitchens, the worktop is typically part of a continuous countertop – with a sink and draining board – that is set above storage cabinets and appliances such as a fridge or washing machine. The prevalence of kitchen worktops went hand in hand with the development of space-saving fitted kitchens.
Popular kitchen worktops in Singapore include laminate, solid surface, glass, tiled, stainless steel, wood, natural stone such as granite or marble, and engineered stone like quartz.
Engineered quartz worktops contain more than 90% quartzite, one of the world’s hardest natural stones. The is ground down into aggregate chippings and mixed with polymer resins and other substances, and this manufacturing process makes quartz worktops more hard-wearing and less absorbent than the original stone. When the quartz composite is then cured in a kiln, it becomes resistant to impacts and staining.
Quartz worktops boast a wide selection of colours, including beige, blue, green, cream and red, as well as white and black. Quartz countertops also come with a choice of profile edgings and finishes. Popular edging profiles include square and bevelled, while common finishes include polished and honed.
Choosing your kitchen worktop material
For the majority of home-owners, the principal factors in their choice of worktop material are: cost, durability, functionality, visual appeal, and hygiene.
Quartz worktops typically cost about the same as granite surfaces. However, some natural stones like onyx will be far costlier than quartz.
The curing process in the manufacture of engineered quartz worktops makes them more resistant to wear and tear than granite. Manufactured quartz is also stain resistant and waterproof, without the need for sealing.
Quartz worktops will last a lifetime, with minimal care. They don’t need special cleaning products; just wash them down with a mild detergent.
Engineered stone like quartz can’t equal the elegance of natural stones, but they can still be a stylish focal point in your kitchen.
Quartz is non-toxic and non-allergenic, and its low level of porosity resists the accumulation of harmful bacteria, mould, and mildew.
Case study: Pros and cons of a quartz work surface
When Ashleigh Wong was renovating her kitchen and weighing up quartz worktop pros and cons, she discovered that quartz is not as resilient to heat as some natural stone surfaces and that it lacks the sense of uniqueness created by the varied veining and patterning of natural stones.
Nevertheless, in the end, she opted for quartz, mainly because it gave her a far more extensive colour palette to choose from. She selected a red quartz worktop, with a polished finish and bevelled edging, to provide a prominent centrepiece in her new kitchen.
For Ashleigh, the greater uniformity of the patterning of quartz, while not being everyone’s cup of tea, suited her design style preferences. The lack of a high level of heat resistance didn’t bother her, either, because she was always careful to avoid placing hot pans directly onto kitchen surfaces.
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Singapore Stone Industry specialises in the supply and installation of quality engineered quartz products and surfaces, and we have a wide range of kitchen quartz worktops at highly-competitive prices, guaranteed for up to 10 years.
We have built up a strong reputation as trustworthy quartz worktop suppliers and fitters, and our highly-trained technicians have a wealth of experience in the business. So, you know your new engineered quartz worktops will be customised for you and installed to the highest levels of professionalism.
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