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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN QUARTZ COUNTERTOP BRANDS?

When looking for quartz countertops, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the different choices and names of quartz. There are many different brands of quartz countertops on the market. Caesarstone, Silestone, Compac, CRL, Classic quartz, and many others more. Unlike granite countertops, quartz countertop slabs have a brand name rather than just a colour name Color palette. Quartz is a man-made material. Quartz slab manufacturing starts by taking the strongest part of granite, natural quartz. The natural quartz is then blended with other raw materials and polymer resins. Quartz is often referred to as "engineered stone" or "re-engineered stone", this is because the manufacturing process mixes approximately 95% ground natural quartz with about 5% polymer resins.…

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Quartz Countertops Costs

Mtstones

Countertop materials vary from various stones including quartz, granite and marble. A worktop in quartz for kitchens or bathrooms possesses the combination of being aesthetically striking and beautiful as well as stain-resistant, low maintenance and highly durable. Quartz is often referred to as "engineered stone" this is because the manufacturing process mixes approximately 95% ground natural quartz with about 5% polymer resins. The combination of strong natural quartz gives quartz countertops great durability while the resins help to make the product non-porous (unlike natural stones). There are a number of manufactures, colors, and brands of quartz slabs. Each slab is created using the…

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Drainer grooves

DRAINER GROOVES ARE IDEAL FOR USING WITH BELFAST/UNDER-MOUNTED SINKS. It is a practical solution to keeping your work surface dry and clean.The typical drainer groove length is between 300 mm and 350 mm, but we can make it shorter or longer if required. Can be positioned right, left or both sides of the sink.

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JOINTS ON QUARTZ AND GRANITE WORKTOPS

ABOUT THE JOINTS ON QUARTZ AND GRANITE WORKTOPS - JOINTS ON QUARTZ AND GRANITE WORKTOPS Friday 25th May 2018 The typical maximum length for a single piece is 3000mm at which point it will be necessary for a joint. Joints are generally two pieces of worktops butted up against each other and generally less…

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Upstands

Upstands intended to sit at the rear of your kitchen worktops to hide the gap between them and an adjacent wall. The gap is necessary to allow expansion of the kitchen worktop, though upstands can also help to accommodate an uneven gap if your walls are not totally straight. Upstands thickness are 20mm even if the worktops is in 30 mm thickness, and they be in 70 mm high, 100mm or full high splashbacks. Splashbacks…

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EDGE PROFILES FOR QUARTZ AND GRANITE WORKTOPS

Square edges Some people ask for very square edges. Fully square is impossible, and also uncomfortable on whatever part of your body you happen to lean on it. Also it is more fragile and in risk to damage if anything is dropped on the edge. But we can make an edge with a very minimal bevel. Bevel edge Bevel edge (3-5mm) is one of the best ways to reduce the chance of the quartz or granite worktop edge chipping. Straight bevelled edge The straight edge is the simplest of all, as it has the same thickness as the worktop but with a straight finish. Bullnose A totally rounded finish that creates a sensation of complete continuity in the kitchen, while maintaining the same worktops thickness Dove chest A traditional edge formed by a finish with very elegant curves. Mitred The perfect solution, to which a side piece is added to add robustness to the…

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About the joints on Quartz and Granite worktops

Joints on Quartz and Granite worktops The typical maximum length for a single piece is 3000mm at which point it will be necessary for a joint. Joints are generally two pieces of worktops butted up against each other and generally less than 30 mm wide. For a perfect look the joins should be inconspicuous as possible. On template you should discuss with fabricator where the joints need to be placed. You will be able to see the joints between pieces but to achieve a perfect join is important that the support or kitchen base do not move between template and fitting. For patterned stones like Carrara quartz, it is important that the vein in the stone is cut in the same way as an adjoining piece but when perfect matching is not possible, this minimises the possibility of…

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YOUR GRANITE WORKTOP WILL LAST A LIFETIME WITH A PROPER CARE & MAINTENANCE !!

The appearance of granite is not uniform because stones are coming right out of the earth and are not perfectly designed by nature. For that reason,…

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YOUR QUARTZ WORKTOP WILL LAST A LIFETIME WITH A PROPER CARE & MAINTENANCE

QUARTZ WORKTOP - CARE & MAINTENANCE: Quartz is virtually maintenance free and can be cleaned with extreme ease. Common household spills - such as, tea, coffee, lemon juice, soda, fruit, vegetable juice, olive oil or grease spills - are easily removed and the surface can be restored to its original appearance. Quartz is one of the hardest materials in nature, which is an assurance that your quartz surface will not easily scratch or chip. The use of a cutting board is nevertheless recommended. To maintain the natural beauty of quartz, do not place hot skillets or roasting pans directly onto the surface but use a trivet instead. For routine cleaning use a damp cloth or paper…

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Granite worktops VS Quartz worktops

Here are some points to help you decide if you should get Granite or Quartz for your kitchen worktop. GraniteGranite are 100% natural stones quarried from the earth as enormous chunks of stone, cut to size and honed down until they are smooth.Granite has a natural beauty and a mixture of hues that give it a extraordinary colour palette. However, the appearance is not uniform. Because granites are natural stones coming right out of the earth are not perfectly designed by nature. For some people this will be a benefit while others will consider it to be a disadvantage.Granite worktops will need to be sealed before they are used and repeated every year to maintain the beautiful appearance and stain resistance.Granite is a porous stone, so to…

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