Quartz Worktop London
Quartz Worktop London

Bespoke kitchen worktops

From large-scale commercial tiling projects to quartz and granite kitchen worktops, Chiltern Marble has been in business for many years. Due to our stellar reputation, we have become one of the leading stone suppliers in the UK during this time. Along with our manufacturing showroom in Bedford, we also have a showroom in the Business Design Center in Islington, London, which enables us to serve the UK with excellence. Being an independent business, we are frequently able to fulfil special requests and have a stellar track record of doing so. Today, we are looking at the quartz worktop in London and why you should go with quartz as your worktop material.

Worktop Types 

At Chiltern Marble, we have a range of worktops for kitchens to choose from made of either granite, quartz, marble, Silestone, or Caesarstone but what are they, and why are they so important?

Quartz worktops

If you are thinking about getting kitchen worktops made of quartz, look no further. Despite being a man-made stone, quartz is as durable as natural stone. One of the best things about quartz is how low-maintenance and scratch-proof it is. It can also readily endure chipping. A quartz worktop has a uniform stone quality that gives it a more finished appearance and feel. Additionally, because quartz worktops are made of recycled materials, purchasing one supports the green revolution. Quartz worktop benefits:

– Due to the variety of colours and textures offered, they can be customised to your preferences.

– They are exceptionally stain resistant because they are non-porous and don’t need to be sealed.

– Their strength and resistance come from their 93 percent natural quartz stone and 7 percent resin bending content.

Granite kitchen worktop

Since granite is a natural stone, you may select from a variety of hues and patterns to coordinate with the colour scheme of your kitchen. There is granite that appears both distinctive and alluring, whether your kitchen is modern or traditional. Granite kitchen worktops have the following benefits:

– Granite kitchen worktops cost less because they last a long time and retain their worth.

– These kitchen worktops can withstand the heat of any hot object.

– Granite kitchen worktops are really simple to clean and hygienic.

Marble kitchen worktops

A timeless feel may be added to any home thanks to the delicate shimmer of marble surfaces. Glowing, expensive marble adds a clear brightness that soapstone, granite, or artificial materials are unable to match. There are several benefits to choosing marble worktops for your kitchen:

– Although marble appears to be incredibly pricey, it is sometimes less expensive than other natural stone countertop materials.

– Because marble is a natural stone, it is more durable than many other types of kitchen worktops in terms of scratching, cracking, and breaking.

– Professional chefs and home bakers have traditionally preferred marble because it keeps it’s cool, giving it the perfect surface for rolling out pastry. Not as widely known is the fact that marble kitchen worktops can withstand heat.

Silestone kitchen worktops and 

Since Silestone is made of quartz, it has excellent scratch resistance. Only a few naturally occurring substances are more resilient and durable than quartz, thus Silestone is a great kitchen worktop option if durability is your main concern.

Caesarstone kitchen worktops

A trusted brand in the quartz kitchen worktop sector is Caesarstone. It is a well-known brand that provides engineered quartz surfaces in a range of colours that are of the highest quality. A Caesarstone kitchen worktop is a wise investment in terms of durability.

Laminate kitchen worktops

You can pick from a variety of finishes for your kitchen and there are laminate worktops that imitate materials like granite and wood. Laminate worktops are cheaper than the other alternatives for your kitchen but not ideal because:

– This kitchen worktop is susceptible to harm from heavy or sharp things.

– Burn marks can be left on laminate kitchen worktops by hot pans. 

– Laminate kitchen worktops don’t always work well with undermount or Belfast sinks.

How is a quartz worktop better than a laminate kitchen worktop?

Without a doubt, laminate used for kitchen worktops is significantly less expensive than kitchen worktops made of granite, quartz, or stainless steel. Even while there are premium wood variants available for kitchen worktops, the wood that is used to support the laminate layer is typically relatively affordable. However, quartz is far superior to laminate as kitchen worktops because it offers an extraordinarily solid surface that is scratch-resistant, burn-resistant, long-lasting, non-porous, and low-maintenance. Quartz is an engineered stone and it is intended to serve as a practical work surface for a kitchen worktop.

Why do kitchens have worktops?

Kitchen worktops are not visible in pictures of any home kitchen shot before 1900. With lots of vacant wall space, a china cabinet, a table, and a range for typical furnishings, kitchens appear bare. Sinks were optional and may not have running water but instead included a pump or a place for buckets to rest.  Wooden worktops began to develop around 1920. These kitchen worktops didn’t take up as much space as today’s kitchen worktops but you could see a piece of counter space around the sink or a china cabinet that has evolved to fit in between the upper and lower cabinets. Usually made of wood, these kitchen worktops frequently lacked built-in cabinets underneath. The kitchen worktop came into its own as kitchen design shifted and focused on the typical family dwelling. In addition to being a useful workspace, kitchen worktops also contribute to an attractive increase in storage space. Kitchen worktops evolved to hold and conceal kitchen appliances and devices as they advanced ranging from early electric kettles and washing machines to microwaves and tumble dryers.