Quartz is one of the most abundant and sought-after hard minerals on our planet. It was only a matter of time before home enhancement companies realised the potential of this stone and started getting quartz worktops manufactured by ace artisans. Quartz is primarily used to make worktops for kitchens and bathrooms, but this is surprisingly a very recent trend. At Marble & Granite, we have already added one of the best collections of Quartz worktops in Edgware. Come, let us share with you some amazing facts about this beautiful mineral.
Origin of Quartz
Although quartz has enjoyed great popularity in kitchens and bathrooms over the past 50 years, the history of this mineral goes back much further. The ancient Egyptians believed that quartz could slow the ageing process, and in ancient Rome, rose quartz was used as a sign of ownership.
But it was in the 1960s that engineered quartz was developed and made its way into people’s homes. An Italian inventor, Marcello Toncelli, was the first to combine natural quartz with polymer resin to create a stunning countertop. Toncelli initially realised that this worktop would not be suitable for household use despite the raw quartz’s durability. But by reinforcing it with stronger polymer resins, the perfect countertop could be produced. This process was patented by Bretonstone and is now the world’s best-known and most widely used engineered stone.
Longevity of quartz countertops
Quartz has maintained popularity over the years due to its high durability, scratch resistance, and, most importantly, longevity. If you ask a quartz specialist how long your quartz countertop will last, the answer is simple: a lifetime.
Barring natural disasters, accidents, or if you hit your worktop with a heavy sledgehammer, most manufacturers guarantee their work for life. Since quartz worktops in Edgware are non-porous, stain resistant, and durable, it is very unlikely that you will ever have a problem with your countertop unless you use harmful cleaning products that could cause discolouration.
Quartz worktops use synthetic resin and polymers on the surface that help make your countertop resistant to unwanted bacterial growth. This makes quartz an ideal countertop material for the busy modern household, as you do not have to worry about harmful bacteria, mould, or mildew. Quartz only needs to be wiped down with a soft cloth and a mild antibacterial cleaner to maintain its best appearance for years to come.
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Quartz worktops are a worthwhile material to consider if you want to increase the value of your property. If you are interested in the best quartz, granite or marble worktops in Romford or have any other questions, please get in touch with Marble & Granite and experience the beauty of the highest-quality worktops.