When choosing your kitchen worktops there are three main factors to consider. Any surface should be strong to avoid cracks or chipping; durable in an environment where water and spillages are common and offer aesthetic merit to complement the style and décor of your kitchen.
Granite surfaces have for many years been the leading choice for kitchen worktops given the stone’s high strength, durability and elegance. However recent engineered surfaces have been developed that have all the benefits of granite and more. Cimstone quartz is one such product, made from 93% quartz and 7% polyester resin binding. Cimstone quartz also contains pigmentation, giving the surface a consistency in colour and pattern that cannot be found in natural granite.
The hardened surface of cimstone has been likened to that of diamond, making it stronger than its natural counterpart. As a result cimstone is highly resistant to scratches and abrasions, and can withstand chopping, cutting and slicing directly on the surface, making it ideal for kitchens.
Furthermore cimstone quartz is stain resistant and does not absorb damaging substances such as oils, alkaline or acids. Even detergents, which pose a great risk to granite, cannot penetrate or damage a cimstone quartz surface.
Maintaining cimstone quartz is incredibly simple. It requires no polishing, and needs no more than water and mild detergent to clean, saving time and money. It is also extremely hygienic, as concluded by The Product Analysis Safety Centre and the National Sanitation Foundation.
All in all, cimstone quartz is a fantastic choice for kitchen worktops.