Quartz – also known as engineered stone or composite stone – is an extremely popular choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops and worktops in the UK. This is because of its strength, durability and versatility – the array of colours and patterns to choose from is almost endless.
Quartz is man-made. It is a mix of natural quartz with various resins and polymers that vary according to the finish required. The addition of mica, glass, or metallic flecks give it a glittering or sparkling appearance, while colour pigments can be added to achieve just about any shade you desire.
The finished product is moulded and shaped into slabs that make the ideal worktop, non-porous, waterproof, stain and scratch resistant. Just what you need to contend with the hazards on a busy family kitchen work surface.
We supply and perfectly fit a wide range of stunning quartz worktops from four leading manufacturers:
Custom designed quartz worktops can be ordered to fit any space, and even be formatted with integral sinks or draining areas, with a polished, smooth finish or textured with a suede-like matt or rough surface.
The design possibilities of quartz worktops give you great flexibility when it comes to fitting in with your kitchen or bathroom décor.
You can opt for solid engineered quartz worktops that are indistinguishable from real stone like marble or granite, or blended to look like plain concrete. Choose plain white, or perhaps you prefer bright colours – how about a flecked or crystalline look, or swirly graining.
We can supply and install quartz worktops across a wide area around Hungerford, covering most of the RG postcode area, including Newbury (RG14), Thatcham (RG18 & RG19) and Basingstoke in north Hampshire (RG21). We also work to the west of Hungerford in north west Wiltshire in and around Swindon (SN1) and Marlborough (SN8). We’re stonemasons of choice too in the Salisbury city postcodes of SP1, SP2, SP3 and SP4, together with nearby Andover (SP10) and surrounds.
Engineered stone is the ideal material for modern kitchen work surfaces and bathroom countertops. It has all the advantages and properties of natural solid stone, even though it is a man-made alternative.
Quartz worktops are extremely hard, shrugging off utensil damage and impacts – almost as resilient as granite – and are very resistant to heat, so hot pans won’t leave a scorch mark on the surface.
Being non-porous, engineered quartz is impervious to moisture, spills and bacteria, making for a very hygienic kitchen or bathroom surface which just requires a wipe with a damp cloth to keep it clean. You won’t have to worry about having it regularly sealed to keep it pristine for years to come.
Quartz counters look just as good as natural stone, too. They come in attractive shades and patterns to complement any interior design scheme, from opulent marble effect to plain contemporary solid black. Unlike natural stone, different sections of quartz worktop can be engineered to match, with uniform colour and texture, bringing a cohesive look to your kitchen and bathroom.
Our experts from Humphries Stonemasons in Hungerford will measure up your requirements, order the required counter tops and install them so that they fit seamlessly.