Corktown | Quartz material

All about Quartz

Learn all about quartz’s versatile and durable material and its many uses in home design.

What is quartz?

Quartz is a versatile and durable material that has become increasingly popular recently. It is an engineered stone made from natural quartz and resin. This combination creates a hard-wearing, low-maintenance surface perfect for various applications.

Types of Quartz

There are two main types of quartz: natural quartz and engineered quartz. Natural quartz is found in many rocks, including granite and sandstone. Engineered quartz, also known as quartz surfaces or quartz composite, is made from a mixture of natural quartz, pigments, and resins, and it’s this one that we use to make countertops, splashbacks, wall cladding and flooring for home interiors.

One of the main differences between natural and engineered quartz is the consistency of colour and pattern. Natural quartz can vary in colour and pattern, while engineered quartz is more consistent. Engineered quartz is also more flexible in design options, as it can be made in a broader range of colours and patterns.

Advantages of quartz

Quartz is known for its durability and low maintenance. It is highly resistant to scratches, heat, and stains, making it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas such as kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities.

It comes in a wide range of colours and patterns, making it a versatile option for various design styles. This versatility allows you to have a unique and personalized design while still having the durability and low maintenance of the material.

Applications of Quartz

Quartz is famous for various applications, including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, flooring, and cladding. Its durability and low maintenance make it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas, while its various colours and patterns make it a versatile option for any design style.

Quartz is an excellent alternative to granite in kitchen countertops since it is equally durable and heat resistant but requires less maintenance. It can be used in the bathroom as a vanity top, shower walls and even flooring.

How to Care for Quartz

Caring for quartz is relatively easy. To keep your quartz surface looking its best, it’s essential to clean it regularly with a mild detergent and warm water. Avoid using abrasive cleaners, as they can scratch the surface.

To prevent damage and scratches, it is also important to use cutting boards and trivets when preparing food and to avoid placing hot pots and pans directly on the surface.

If your quartz surface is sealed, it may need to be resealed every few years. This will help protect the surface from stains and make cleaning easier.

Diamante Marble-effect Quartz | quartz worktops

Explore our range of quartz surfaces

Quartz is a versatile and durable material that is perfect for various applications. Its durability and low maintenance make it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas, while its multiple colours and patterns make it a versatile option for any design style. It is easy to care for and maintain, making it a great choice for any home.

Quartz Colours

If you have any further questions or want to know more about quartz and its usage, please don’t hesitate to contact us.