In our world of modernity, minimalism and sleek aesthetics, a stunning kitchen is an important part of a home. What makes it tricky is the abundance of choices available, from wood to veneers to quartz to granite, how does one go about choosing the right material? You may have heard of Silestone worktops but not how they compare to granite, for instance, or you may want a quartz unit but are worried about the cost.
One of the main benefits of quartz is practicality – unlike wood, it does not need repeated treatment to avoid staining and warping, and it is resistant to chips and other damage that veneers are susceptible to. If you compared, say, Quarella worktops with granite worktops, then quartz has such advantages as being more refined, smoother and available in a wider range of colours. Plus, granite can have natural imperfections, whereas quartz does not.
If reflecting your style and taste is a major concern of yours then in truth quartz is undoubtedly the way to go, because it can be chosen in any number of colours – even very bright ones. You are limited only by your own imagination (and perhaps bravery), not by the selection available. But best of all, because quartz is a processed material lacking any natural imperfections, it is heat resistant and hard wearing, so will last a very long time with only minimal maintenance required to keep it looking as good as the day you bought it.
With all those benefits, you would be forgiven for assuming the product must be very expensive. The reality is that quartz, like Diresco worktops, is very affordable, so you can have your dream kitchen without selling vital organs to get it. Moreover, you will know that low cost quartz does not represent a sacrifice in quality – after all, this is a material that is almost impossible to chip, is non-porous so incredibly hygienic, and will last for many years. The only potential downside is seeing people more frequently as they will all want to marvel at your stunning new kitchen.