Share You are here : Home > Commercial > Quartz-Worktops-&-Construction

Stone Encyclopaedia

Stone, when correctly specified, will be fit for the purpose it was designed and offer longevity within its environment. These pages will steer you in the right direction.

Stone Terms

Within construction there are many different fields of expertise ensuring we have a diverse cross section of site users. Welcome to the jargon buster of stone masonry.

Resource Centre

The resource centre contains hundreds of stone related articles to help offer a greater education in relation to stone. This covers applications, profiles, finishes and lots more.

Quartz Worktops & Construction

  • quartz worktops image 01
  • quartz worktops image 02
  • quartz worktops image 03
  • quartz worktops image 04
  • quartz worktops image 05
  • quartz worktops image 06

Tell a Friend


Most Popular Colours

These are our most popular quartz colours. This should be your starting point when looking for your new worktops. More....

The Gallery

Please visit our gallery if you would like to see what some of these georgeous worktop options look like once installed. More....

All The Colours

If you want to see the full range of quartz colours that are available in the UK then look no further. More....

Finish Options

Polished, honed, antique. All finish options explained with examples so you can make an informed choice. More....

All The Brands

If you want to know about all the quartz brands in the UK then this should be your starting point. More....

Fabrication Options

You've chosen your worktop, chosen your finish, now for the fabrication. Cut outs, drainer grooves... All explained here. More....

Commercial Quartz Worktops & Construction

Quartz worktops allows any designer to bring out the very best of what modern manufacturing processes offer – the best current scientific methods combined with the appearance of mother nature - throughout any domestic of commercial property. Explore the drama and sweetness of character without compromising the performance of science. Quartz surfaces are really durable, are resistant against warmth and scratches, look fabulous and therefore are the brand new worry-free, elegant option when compared to other high-maintenance options.

Quartz Worktops & Construction  provides a sophisticated elegance and timeless beauty and provides distinctive depth, brilliant clearness, glimmering radiance along with an awesome, solid unique feel to modern decorative stone.

Some designers may not even realise that they have often seen and felt this material in houses up & down the Country, inside local trendy coffee houses, in banks, top end restaurants, spas, salons and hotels. Quartz surfaces are utilized in upmarket houses all over the world for in excess of fifteen years but have more recently joined the British market in grandiose fashion.

Quartz Worktops & Construction

Owing to elevated manufacturer procedures, premium quartz surfaces are very popular and a must-have material in new and renovated houses and commercial environments across the country.

The interest in quartz products are going through incredible growth that is driven through the style, luxury and sturdiness quartz provides and therefore this material is growing in recognition mainly owing to containing the look of other decorative stones without the constant associated maintenance.

Quartz is easily the most durable manufactured stone work surface you can buy for any area. Granite is extremely hard but as it is a natural product, the material offers alternatives of hardness and porosity contained within the material as per what you would associate with hardwood floors for instance these natural flaws are not evident within quartz.

Quartz, or more scientifically Silicone Dioxide, is easily the most common mineral around the earth's surface. It's contained in virtually every geological atmosphere and is an intrinsic element of just about every rock type and is available with an impressive selection of types of designs and colours. Quartz surfaces are produced with as many as ninety three percent quartz and seven percent pigments and resins. Quartz is a laboratory made material so the colour of every piece is controlled so in areas needing the use of more than one sheet, colour variation isn't a problem that is incurred. You will find mottled in addition to singular colours available together with other finishes for example antiqued, leather and honed. The colour choices for quartz add up to in excess of six hundred options when all the different producers are added together.

If you're thinking about matching flooring for the area in question this would be possible as some producers like Compac Quartz offer work surface options and tiles in their standard range of products using identical colours. Cheaper tile choices are available but you'll have colour and quality versions between producers so be aware when colour matching that cost should not be the only determining factor when selecting your tiles. When thinking about quartz like a ceramic tile you have to consider the volume of people that'll be walking them over. When you purchase cheaper quartz flooring, the main reason for the decrease in price will be because these tiles contain less quartzite content. The decrease in quartzite content ensures that the material is less durable so the volume of foot traffic will make the surface become dull and simple to scratch.

A quartz work surface need not be polished or sealed like granite worktops. Quartz worktops are laboratory produced and therefore are non-porous so discoloration, mould and bacteria aren't an problem. Because of being non-porous certain quart worktops have kosher certification.

Quartz is of course scratch-resistant. Only three other natural minerals - gemstone, azure and topaz - are harder materials. Quartz measures an impressive seven on Mohs Hardness Scale (gemstones measure 10). So, while a careless slip from the knife will scratch other counter tops for example laminated and acrylic surfaces, these functions will not leave any evidence on Quartz worktops. Although durable, it's not scratch proof and it may be broken with excessive pressure or with the impact of a heavy object. Quartz man made stone surfaces possess four times the flexural strength and double the impact resistance of granite while remarkably outperforming marble. The only real weakness this material possesses is the colour can be subject to bleaching in direct sunlight which is why the majority of manufacturers do not offer a warranty when the material is used for external applications.


Various locations we are serving:


If The Client Is Undecided On Quartz, These Other Options May Prove Useful

If you are considering stone worktops, you may want to look at the full range of stone options that are availble to you.

Granite worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Granite Worktops available please click on the image.


Quartz worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Quartz Worktops available please click on the image.


Marble worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Marble Worktops available please click on the image.

Limestone worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Limestone Worktops available please click on the image.


Sandstone worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Sandstone Worktops available please click on the image.


Slate worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Slate Worktops available please click on the image.

Basalt worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Basalt Worktops available please click on the image.


Onyx worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Onyx Worktops available please click on the image.


Stone worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Stone Worktops available please click on the image.

Site Map | Login | Privacy Statement | Copyright 2018 Stone Hub Ltd t/a The Worktop Factory