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Comparing Quartz Worktops: Quartz vs Granite vs Corian vs Laminate

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Quartz worktops are known for their durability and excellent resistance to scratches, stains, and impact. These remarkable properties, combined with a wide range of design options, have made Quartz worksurfaces one of the most popular choices for kitchen Worktops in the UK.

At Makeover Kitchens, we offer a large selection of high-quality Quartz worktop brands, including renowned names like Silestone, Caesarstone, Radianz, Quartzforms, Compac, Okite, and our own in-house Fugen range. With their superior composition, these brands ensure the utmost strength and longevity. Quartz worktops typically have a high natural content of Quartz mineral, often exceeding 93%. This mineral is then mixed with polymer resins to bind the natural quartz together. It’s worth noting that naturally formed quartz is the second strongest mineral in the world, second only to diamond.

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Quartz vs Granite – Differences and Features

It’s easy to confuse quartz with granite, but there are some key differences between the two materials. Quartz is a man-made product, offering a more consistent design throughout the slab. When joining two quartz pieces, the resulting joint is less visible compared to using Granite. Another advantage of quartz is its non-porous nature, which means that if you accidentally spill something on the worktop, it won’t be absorbed into the surface. This feature makes Quartz worksurfaces highly practical for your kitchen. While you can place hot pans on a granite worktop, it’s not recommended to do so directly on Quartz worksurfaces.

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Comparing quartz worktops: quartz vs granite vs laminate

If you’re considering worktop materials, such as granite, corian, and laminate, it’s important to compare them to quartz worktops. At Makeover Kitchens, we aim for excellence in every aspect, and customer reviews play a crucial role in evaluating our products. We use a five-star rating system,  where fivestars represent an excellent experience and onestar inndicates a poor experience    

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Cost of Quartz Worktops – A Long-Term Investment

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When you choose Quartz worksurfaces, you’re making a long-term investment in the beauty and functionality of your kitchen. Let’s consider the cost of an average L-shaped kitchen worktop, which measures 6.8 linear meters and includes sink and hob cutouts. With our in-house Quartz range, this worktop would cost £1950,  templating, fabrication, and installation. For Silestone, Caesarstone, and Radianz, the average costs would be around £2950. While Quartz worktops may require a higher upfront investment, their durability and timeless appeal make them a wise choice in the long run.

At Makeover Kitchens, we understand that timing is crucial. On average, it takes approximately 5-7 days from templating to installation of your Quartz worktop surface. We strive to provide a seamless experience and deliver your dream kitchen within a reasonable timeframe.

For more information about Makeover Kitchens and our services, please visit our website at Makeover Kitchens. Explore our fully fitted kitchens at Makeover Kitchens – Fully Fitted Kitchens and discover our kitchen makeover options at Makeover Kitchens – Kitchen Makeovers.

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Below is a selection of the most frequently asked questions by our customers regarding our Quartz Worktop services we offer.

Yes, quartz worksurfaces are highly durable. They have excellent scratch, stain, and impact resistance, making them ideal for kitchen use.

Quartz worksurfaces offer a more consistent design throughout the slab compared to natural materials like granite. They are also non-porous, unlike laminate, which makes them easier to clean and maintain.

It is not recommended to place hot pans directly on quartz worktops, as extreme heat can potentially damage the surface. Always use heat-resistant mats or trivets to protect your quartz worktops.

Yes, quartz worktops are highly resistant to stains. Their non-porous nature prevents liquids and spills from seeping into the surface, making them easy to clean and maintain.

Cleaning quartz worktops is simple. Use a mild soap or detergent and warm water to wipe down the surface. Avoid abrasive cleaners or scrub brushes that could potentially damage the surface.

Yes, quartz worktops come in a wide range of designs, colors, and patterns. Whether you prefer a solid color or a natural stone look, there are plenty of options to suit your aesthetic preferences.

Absolutely! Quartz worktops are versatile and suitable for both residential and commercial kitchen settings. They offer durability, hygiene, and aesthetic appeal, making them a popular choice for various applications.

On average, the installation process for quartz worktops takes about 5-7 days from templating to completion. However, the exact duration can vary depending on the complexity of the project and the availability of materials.


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