Quartz Worktops Warrington & Stockton Heath
Alexanders supplies Quartz kitchen worktops to Warrington, Stockton Heath and surrounding areas.
Quartz Worktop Supplier
Quartz Worktop samples can be viewed at our Warrington showroom in Stockton Heath.
Now the modern popular choice of kitchen worktop, Quartz is extracted from the ground, reconstituted using glass and silica and then cut into slabs to ease transit.
The Quartz is expertly and carefully cut to the length, depth and width of a kitchen worktop from an accurate template ready to be fabricated to exact specifications.
Quartz is available in over 100 colours and 3 finishes, Polished, Matte Honed & Bumpy. Finally, they are delivered to Warrington and fitted at their destination.
Quartz Kitchen Worktop Is Durable
The formation of Quartz is 90% Natural material and 10% man-made. Its Appearance has been altered to create the many colours available synthetically that are not possible from 100% natural granite. Not only is it a tough and durable material, the colour options are endless. Identical slabs are possible unlike granite.
The consistency of Quartz worktop lends itself to modern low clutter kitchen designs. It is these characteristics that make Quartz a popular choice with Painted In-Frame Kitchens and Ultra-Modern flat handle-less kitchen designs.
Quartz Kitchen Worktop Hygiene
Quartz is the most scratch resistant material commonly used in the fabrication of kitchen worktops. A key advantage of quartz is being a non-porous material, it is stain resistant and its texture does not allow bacteria to settle and grow. This protects your family from germs and makes cleaning easy. For this reason, quartz worktops do not require sealing.
Cooking with Quartz Worktops
Quartz holds certain properties to aid with the preparation and cooking of food. It can withstand temperatures up to 150 degrees Celsius although due to its makeup it is not advisable to place hot of the hob pans directly to the surface as during the heat transfer scorching of the Quartz has been known to occur. A heat resistant mat is worth investing in to prevent any irreparable damage. The natural coolness of Quartz helps in the preparation of pastry and dough, making this material a popular choice for modern kitchen styles.
Quartz Worktop Maintenance
Professionally fitted and properly maintained with Ph neutral cleaning products, Quartz worktops are durable and will look great. They are the least labour intensive maintainable worktop material.
Quartz Worktop Types
Quartz is A non-porous material. It has great flexural strength and is more impact resistant than Granite worktop. The samples available in our Warrington showroom are listed under standard industry names. Quartz slabs are man-made and are consistent in their appearance. Colours and patterning are mainly uniform by design with exception to some developed marble-like Quartz alternatives.
Quartz Worktop Dimensions
Solid Quartz worktops are 30mm thick and typically fabricated to between 600mm – 650mm in depth. The standard kitchen base unit depth is 570mm plus the thickness of the doors which varies depending on chosen door range. However, Quartz worktops can also be fabricated into bespoke depths up to 3000mm, often used for kitchen islands or breakfast bars.
Worktop lengths can be any size up to 3000mm, the maximum length Quartz slabs are cut for transit from Manufacture to workshop.
Quartz Kitchen Worktop Design
As each kitchen is unique, wall dimensions and kitchen base unit dimensions vary, therefore Quartz worktops need to be designed to the exact specifications for an accurate fit. Alexanders Warrington based kitchen designers discuss your worktop design features with customers taking accurate kitchen measurements before a template can be completed. An accurate plan gives both the customer and Fabricator clear instructions of what is required to successfully complete the design.
Under-Mounted Sinks in Quartz Worktops
Under-mounted kitchen sinks are becoming increasingly popular in modern kitchen design. The work surface that sits on top of the sink must be durable and water-resistant. Solid Quartz worktops offer a Non-Permeable solution. No liquid can pass into the Quartz which means no permanent staining or water marking over time. The under-mounted sink hole, cut into the Quartz, is polished. Polished drainer grooves will drain excess moisture into the under-mounted sink.
Polished Quartz Cut-out
Holes, or cut-outs, are made in Quartz worktops to accommodate sinks, taps and an array of kitchen appliances. A polished cut-out is made for an under-mounted kitchen sink. The polished edges of the cut-out sit above the under-mounted sink bowl. Drainer grooves are cut into the material next to the under-mounted sink, as well as a hole for a kitchen tap.
Cut-outs can also be made in the Quartz on top of a kitchen island or breakfast bar. Accommodating Wireless charging spots or electrical sockets are amongst the most recent requests. In some instances, our Warrington customers require a Flush line Induction hob.
This type of appliance is designed to sit level with the surface of the worktop and will require a polished recessed perimeter cut out to the exact specifications of the hob template.
Unpolished Quartz Cut-out
An unpolished cut-out is made for sit-on kitchen appliances e.g. a kitchen hob. The Quartz cut-out is not polished because the cut is not seen when the appliance is sat on top of it.
Quartz Up-stand & Splash-back
Up-stand and splash-back provide a stylish alternative to wall tiling. Up-stands and splash-backs sit against the wall at the back of the worktop. Up-stand has a typical height of 100mm. Splashback extends further covering all the wall space between worktop and the underside of the kitchen wall units.
Up-stands are available in two thicknesses. The industry standard 20mm thickness, or 30mm.
Quartz Worktop Joins
The average UK kitchen has approximately 6 meters of worktop, therefore multiple pieces of Quartz are required and may need to be joined together. It’s important that joins are as close together as possible and that both edges are accurately straight and level.
Alexanders Kitchens supplies Accurate, Strong and Square Cabinetry ensuring the worktops have the best foundation to achieve a perfect joint. The worktop fabricators and fitters take care to accurately fix adjoining pieces of Quartz together.
Quartz Worktop Edge Detail
Alexanders Kitchens Warrington uses the popular square pencil edge detail as standard for their Quartz worktops. Other Various edge details are also available to customers on request. Edge detail can complement unique kitchen doors styles for example: Square Edge detail looks particularly impressive combined with the latest High gloss kitchen styles.
Quartz Worktop Overhang
A Quartz overhang is the distance of material that overhangs a kitchen base cabinet. An Overhang is used on a kitchen island or breakfast bar. The overhanging distance provides easier access when sitting at a kitchen island or breakfast bar. Overhangs are usually around 300mm to allow comfortable seating.
Quartz Worktop Template to Delivery
Quartz worktops require a template before fabrication and installation. A template is accurately taken from the kitchen base cabinets and used in the fabrication process.
Your Kitchen designer will be present to oversee the template process ensuring all details are translated to the template correctly. Expertly cut slabs are polished to the specifications of the template. The completed worktops are then carefully transported from the workshop to the customer’s home where they are permanently installed. The Installation process usually takes between 2- 4 hours.
Quartz Fitting Guarantee
Quartz Worktops in Warrington and surrounding areas are delivered and fitted within 5 working days from the point of template unless otherwise requested.
If you have any questions about Quartz worktops in Warrington please contact Alexanders for more information.