Quartz is one of the most popular worktop stones. While it isn’t 100% natural, being a beautiful combination of natural stone and man-made resin, quartz is equally in demand and provides a truly robust addition to any home, especially the kitchen area that sees so much activity.
The marriage of nature and science that brings this stone together has created an engineering masterpiece however, with the vast majority of people having no idea just how it all comes together, the process of how it’s actually made is a common question.
It’s worth noting that not all quartz worktops are the same. Quartz countertops are made using a very specific mix of quartz stone itself and resins, as well as binding agents and of course pigments to create those beautiful colours we’ve come to know and love. When creating this worktop, it’s important that the right proportions are used to ensure its strength and durability. When improper proportions are used, this can lead to the worktop itself being brittle and far less resistant.
The Manufacturing Process For Quartz Worktops
Without diving in too deep with regards to formulas and chemical reactions, the manufacturing process of quartz worktops can be a wonderful thing to see. Quartz grains, resins and the pigments we previously mentioned are all brought together by a technique known as vitro-compression. This does exactly what its name suggests and compresses all of these materials together, with the binding agents doing their work and ‘binding’ all materials together during this process. Once this has been carried out, the newly manufactured quartz is then cut into very large slabs before being moved into the kiln and placed under extremely high temperatures. After spending a period of time within the kiln, under these high temperatures, the quartz is then cooled before being gauged, calibrated and polished ready to be shipped to stores and other suppliers throughout the country.
The Quartz Appeal
Quartz has become one of the most in-demand worktop materials around the world. Not only does it boast the benefits of natural stone in both aesthetics and durability, but thanks to its man-made nature, it’s even more robust and stain resistant than the likes of granite. This makes it fantastic for busy family homes and for those who want something super low maintenance.
If you’re looking for the best quality quartz worktop in the country, we recommend heading to The Only Way Is Granite.
This bespoke worktop supplier in Essex works with only the very best quartz manufacturers, putting every piece of quartz they install through rigorous selection processes. Ensuring quality service throughout, The Only Way is Granite will work with you every step of the way to bring your dream kitchen or bathroom to life in a way you never thought possible. For more information, call today on 01277 800 023.