Concrete Gris by CRL Quartz
Concrete Gris Quartz Material Description
Concrete Gris is a dark grey quartz material that comes in a honed texture. It is supplied to Polish Granite by CRL company specialising in stone slab production.
Why Concrete Gris is the perfect material for stone kitchen worktops?
To this day, quartz remains one of our best-selling stone worktops products. It is nearly infallible, defined by near-indestructible properties, easy cleaning & maintenance, but above all exceptional beauty. Quartz is modern, stylish, sleek and perfectly slots into any environment, as though it naturally belongs there.
The dark grey Concrete Gris quartz worktops are incredibly sturdy and resistant to abrasion, cutting, staining and general wear and tear that impact other, weaker materials, like wood or laminate worktops. You may cut vegetables, fruit or meat directly on a quartz surface, forgoing the need for chopping boards. Even the sharpest of blades won’t scratch this durable stone.
The sleek quartz kitchen worktops are also completely waterproof. Since they are man-made products, they are imbued during the production process with special resins and agents that prevent all water absorption. Therefore, even if you leave a coffee, wine, grease or water spill over night, the worktop won’t soak any of it up, leaving the colour and pristine shine entirely unharmed.
Discolouration, chipping, and warping aren’t a threat to concrete effect & small grained Concrete Gris kitchen quartz worktops. These are products blessed with incredible longevity and unmatched durability. In essence, these tops are a one-off purchase that lasts a lifetime.
What thicknesses are available for Concrete Gris?
The slabs of Concrete Gris by CRL are available in 20mm or 30mm thicknesses. This stone material depth is ideal for multiple applications. From big projects like kitchen worktops, paving, flooring & wall cladding to smaller installations of coffee tabletops, dining tables or windowsills. Surfaces of this depth are manufactured in bespoke fashion, tailor-made to complete even the most demanding projects.
What makes Concrete Gris so unique?
Product colour description:
Dark grey tones of this CRL Concrete Gris kitchen worktop material are synonymous with modernity and contemporary trends. Dark grey used to be associated with dull, stormy clouds or bland concrete, but for some reason, over the last decade, this hue really came to prominence as definition of trendiness. Whether you have white, cream, black, purple or even grey cabinets, this shade will suit them all. Dark grey worktops are all-embracing materials that slot perfectly into any environment, irrespective of surrounding kaleidoscope of lively colours.
Material structure & composition:
The concrete effect of Concrete Gris is a one-of-a-kind composition. No other worktop material on the market (apart from concrete itself), can replicate and mimic the look of concrete as well as stone worktops. The usually greyish surface, with a worn feel and irregular pockmark effect make for a stunning foreground in contemporary kitchens that hold a raw, industrial, almost metallic vibe.
Material recommended for:
- Contemporary, minimalistic designs,
- Rough, industrial looking interiors,
- Kitchen islands + downstands.
Small grains, a feature of this Concrete Gris worktop product, add a stoney, rough effect to the smooth surface. It’s a fantastic way to pick a generally plain-coloured product without it appearing lifeless or lacking dimension. Our fine-grained materials are very popular due to their universality. Whether it’s your bathroom, kitchen, utility room or stairwell, this product may be applied to any home setting. Furthermore it masks signs of grime, mud or muck – perfect for those patio floors!
Material recommended for:
- Stairs & step cladding,
- Bathroom worktops & vanity tops,
- Utility room tops.
What textures/finishes is this product supplied in?
The dark grey Concrete Gris by CRL is available in the ‘honed’ finish. This means a rugged texture with minute lumps – like the slated, treaded floor in a town-centre plaza, abraded by a host of feet over decades. Or stone on the riverbed, eroded, but not entirely polished. The honed texture is applied to products, like the one above, in order to imbue them with an organic quality. Many of our customers purchase stone worktops in honed, to complement other ‘raw’ elements in their kitchen, like timber, slate etc.
CRL (CR Laurence), leading suppliers of quartz stone, are based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. Located close to our Polish Granite showroom, CRL to this day remains one of our main partners. Their comprehensive assortment of quartz slabs (designs, patterns, hues) impresses most of our customers, as they meet the highest standards of quality. Thanks to CRL’s diversified range of slabs, e.g. the concrete effect & small grained Concrete Gris, our customers may choose a dreamed-of worktop surface that suits their unique interior.
It could be a ‘natural’ themed creamy colour containing irregular veins and speckles running through it like minute rivers. Or a vibrant, grey-blue shade with wave-like patterns stretch across the surface. There are just under 50 colours, each with unique character, that make up the CRL palette.
Thanks to their high levels of innovation, CRL were able to create quartz materials that resist absorption, heat or impact damage. Discolouration is neither a problem. As such, the compact CRL products are highly recommended for quartz worktops that are exposed daily to sharp knives, liquids or potential wear and tear.