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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. 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 same general process, however brands will differentiate themselves with their selectiveness in raw materials, quality control, country of origin, and stylized colors.…

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Quartz Countertops Costs

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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…

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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 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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, granite samples can slightly differ from the stone you're ordering. Granite is extremely durable but because it's a natural stone can break or chip if subjected to heavy abuse. With a proper maintenance granite worktops can…

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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…

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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…

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Worktop thickness - 20mm or 30mm thickness Quartz Worktops?

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20mm or 30mm thickness Quartz Worktops? Granite worktops are generally 30mm thick. Quartz worktops are generally fitted in 30mm or 20mm thickness. Some manufacturers make 13mm thickness.While 30mm worktops looks very aesthetically pleasing and stronger, 20 mm thick look chunkier.Over recent years, 20mm thick worktops have become increasingly popular benefiting from the saving on cost compared to 30 mm thickness. Contemporary kitchens tend to adapt to a…

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