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One of the UK’s biggest selling home décor magazines, House Beautiful, has named quartz as this year’s coolest kitchen trend.
This doesn’t surprise us - composite quartz is no longer a luxury item but a reasonably priced investment for your home. With new colours, patterns and textures unveiled monthly, and the specifications continuously developing, the man-made surface has been out-selling natural stones like granite. We look at why that might be.
Composite quartz was developed as a durable, low maintenance surface, perfect for any busy home or business. It’s stain, scratch and heat resistant, wipe clean and doesn’t need resealing annually unlike some natural stones. If you’re looking for a worktop material that needs nothing more than a wipe down, can withstand the heat of pots and pans, and won’t stain easily, quartz is for you.
There are many brands of composite quartz selling in the UK. Silestone and Caesarstone are two of the most well-known, each with over 50 designs. This means there’s a quartz to suit every kitchen style. From industrious dark greys, copper complimenting faux marbles and ultra-contemporary matte whites, you’re sure to find something to suit your style.
Sculptured Island Tops
Quartz can be used to create another of this year’s hottest home trends – sculptured island units. Open plan kitchens are still as popular as ever, with island units dividing kitchen and living space. To make the island units a real feature, people are getting creative with their designs. Quartz can be mitred together to create seamless edges and unique shapes.
Many quartz brands produce their materials in both polished and matte finishes, meaning you can include multiple work surface textures in your kitchen.