If you are renovating your kitchen, building a new home or thinking of the simple benchtop replacement this question almost always comes up first “What product should I choose for my kitchen benchtop?”.
With so many different options out there it definitely does not make the decision easier, in fact , sometimes it stops you from making a decision altogether. Instead of giving you the list of different product options and the pros and cons of each I would like to tell you a little about the product we use and why we recommend it.
The quartz benchtop. Quartz (also known as engineered stone) is made up of crushed quartz mixed with resin in a ratio of 93% quartz to 7% resin. Quartz countertops are just as strong as granite but have a few added benefits.
Quartz countertops are just as strong as granite but have a few added benefits.
- Quartz is non-porous and does not require any sealing – ever. These stones offer a virtually no-maintenance material solution for countertops.
- These counters are also very durable they are stain-resistant as well so dropping a glass of wine on them simply requires a quick clean-up.
- Quartz comes in a large variety of colours from pure whites to having sparkling mirror chips and now even marble patterns. It is the product that kitchen designers like to use because its colour range can suit both modern and classic styles.
- Quartz lends itself very well to benchtop replacements because it can be manufactured to the exact thickness of your old benchtop. To see more on benchtop styles and thicknesses visit our page ‘what style would you like for your benchtop”
Watch this video as we talk about why engineered stone is the best product for a benchtop replacement.