Carrara Quartz 30mm 3

Project Details

Materials Used:

  • Carrara Quartz, 30mm thickness with a polished finish.

Work Performed:

  • Crafted the slab with a Single Chamfer edge detail to add a touch of elegance.
  • Included a polished sink cut-out for seamless sink integration into the worktop.
  • Carved custom drainer grooves into the worktop to aid in drainage.
  • Made a precise hob cut-out for seamless integration of the kitchen hob.
  • Added 100mm upstands for a smooth transition from worktop to wall and ease of cleaning.
  • Templating, fabricating, and fitting the worktop by our Marble and Granite Designs Ltd expert team.

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Carrara Quartz Worktops Project Deep Dive

At Marble and Granite Designs Ltd, we take immense pride in transforming homes with our expertly crafted stone installations. One of our most recent projects involved creating and installing a Carrara Quartz kitchen worktop, which we approached with our usual combination of enthusiasm, precision, and attention to detail.

We began with a 30mm thick slab of polished Carrara Quartz, renowned for its stunning replication of the Italian Carrara marble. It’s the ideal material for homeowners seeking the elegance of marble but requiring quartz’s durability and low maintenance.

Our expert team crafted the slab with a Single Chamfer edge detail, a simple but effective design that adds a subtle touch of elegance to the worktop. This edge detail complemented the kitchen’s aesthetic while providing a safe, rounded edge.

To ensure seamless integration with the rest of the kitchen, we also included a polished sink cut-out, perfectly shaped to install the sink. We understand that every detail matters in creating a cohesive and functional kitchen space.

In a nod to the bespoke craftsmanship that defines our work, we added a set of custom drainer grooves. This unique feature not only adds visual interest but also enhances the practicality of the worktop, aiding in the drainage of washed dishes.

To accommodate the kitchen appliances, we made a precise hob cut-out. This allows for the seamless integration of the kitchen hob, making the worktop an integral part of the kitchen’s functionality.

We added 100mm upstands to complete the look, creating a smooth transition from the worktop to the wall, enhancing the overall aesthetics, and making cleaning easier.

This project encapsulates our commitment to delivering quality and sophistication in every job. From the initial templating to the final fitting, our team worked tirelessly to ensure every detail was perfectly executed. The result is a beautiful, practical, durable Carrara Quartz kitchen worktop that meets and exceeds the homeowner’s expectations.

Our passion lies in bringing your vision to life, using the best quality materials and our exceptional craftsmanship. Whether you’re looking to update your kitchen worktops or considering a complete renovation, we’re here to help make your dream a reality. Contact us today to start your journey.

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About Carrara Marble, the Inspiration for Carrara Quartz Worktops

The Carrara region in Italy is famed for its marble extraction, which has been ongoing since the times of the Romans.

The area is home to numerous quarries, each sourcing different types of marble.

Here are some of the most renowned kinds of Carrara marble:

  1. Carrara White Marble: This is the most common type of Carrara marble and what most people imagine when thinking of it. It’s white or light grey with delicate, feathery veining.
  2. Statuario Marble: This marble has a whiter background than Carrara marble and larger, dramatic veining. The veining is typically a mix of thick and thin and can be grey or gold.
  3. Calacatta Marble: This marble is considered the most luxurious and is the rarest. It can be pure white with subtle veining or feature dramatic grey, gold, or blue.

These marbles are known for their aesthetic appeal and their luxurious touch.

However, they do come with certain practical drawbacks, such as the need for regular sealing, vulnerability to staining and etching, and susceptibility to scratching.

This is where Carrara Quartz comes in.

Carrara Quartz is a man-made alternative to marble, designed to mimic the stunning aesthetic of the natural stone while overcoming its practical issues. It is an engineered stone from 93% natural quartz and 7% resin binder and pigments.

This makes it non-porous, highly durable, and low maintenance, all while offering the visual appeal of the Carrara marble. Its resistance to staining, scratching, and heat makes it an ideal choice for worktops in kitchens and bathrooms.

For those interested in exploring marble as a material, the metamorphic process it undergoes, and the variety of uses it can have, you can learn more about marble on the Marble and Granite Designs website.

Final words

In conclusion, this project showcases the skill, dedication, and attention to detail that Marble and Granite Designs Ltd brings to every job.

From the selection of a high-quality Carrara Quartz slab to the meticulous fabrication and fitting process, we created a beautiful and practical kitchen worktop that perfectly complements the homeowner’s space.

The result is a testament to our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. With our expertise in stone crafting, we can transform your kitchen into a functional masterpiece that not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

Trust Marble and Granite Designs Ltd with your next project, and experience the elegance and durability of our stone installations.