Tips on choosing quartz worktops

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Those looking to add both quality and beauty to their kitchen or bathroom have found that quartz stone worktops hold many advantages over almost all other types of worktop.

Quartz is one of the toughest minerals found on earth, and when combined with a small quantity of resin to produce Compac Quartz, will stand up to a considerable amount of high-impact domestic activity. It is scratch-resistant; heat-resistant; and stain-resistant. Furthermore, all these benefits are available without the need for any preparatory treatments such as sealing.

For those thinking of installing Compac Quartz worktops, the following tips will prove useful:

Firstly, it is vital to choose a reputable supplier. There are several variations of quartz worktops but only those suppliers able to source high quality materials such as Compac Quartz should be considered.

Secondly, if you have a colour scheme or a range of possible colours in mind, always insist on looking at variations based around these colours; quartz worktops are available in a truly diverse range of colours and a reputable supplier should be able to offer a full complement of hues and tones.

Thirdly, when you have narrowed down your options it is important to examine samples in the room where the worktops are to be installed, to see how they juxtapose colour-wise against other furnishings and decor; and to see how the colour works under various lighting conditions.

Finally, always ensure that the worktops are installed by professionals, such as those registered with the Guild of Master Craftsmen; installation of stone worktops requires skill and experience, and mistakes can prove extremely costly.