Quartz worktops as cheaper alternative.
Granite is a natural material, formed from the volcanic rock over a period of millions of years. It can now be transformed into kitchen worktops, flooring or even wall cladding. However because it is a natural product, and due to its quality and uniqueness, granite may be very expensive. This is especially considered if a specific granite is very rare, and can be only gained from one source or the transportation of the granite is time consuming and expensive.
There are many other factors which can make a granite expensive, for example the durability of the granite, and if the specific granite crumbles easily or is vulnerable to breaking or cracking during the manufacture process, all of this might have a negative effect on the pricing, because it takes a lot more effort and risk to deliver such granite to a customer in an untouched and undamaged shape.
More importantly a granite is far more respected than any other materials, it appeals to many people that the stone is all natural and unique in its own way, which is why many manufacturers and suppliers take that opportunity in order to make prices a lot higher than they should be.
Be mindful however that the prices change from one year to another, and something that was once expensive due to unknown reasons, may now be a lot cheaper and accessible.
However do not let that stop you from getting a stone worktop that you dreamed of for so long, there is an alternative which will allow you to access a stone for a fairly reasonable price! Yes, as you might have guessed from looking at the title, it is quartz.
Quartz is a fantastic way of decorating your kitchen with a worktop for much less than you would normally give for a granite. Of course, same as with the granite, all materials differ, even in the quartz category, and some quartz’s may be priced for even more than average granites! However it is not a usual case, and instead it will be often for a customer to find a beautiful quartz, without spending thousands of pounds.
Technistone is a company which provides prime quality materials, and you have our word, that they are a very respectable and a reliable company, that we’ve been cooperating with for many years. Their selection of colours ranges from light to dark, touching on more unique shades such as light red or green, therefore the choice is certainly there, and it is up to the costumer (meaning you of course) to choose the best solution.
We offer the company’s samples and we can always freely send them to any location around the United Kingdom. It is important for a customer to actually see and feel the piece in real life, before purchase, mainly because some shades of quartz may not be actually reflected perfectly via a computer, no matter how HD the resolution is. Therefore we always recommend either to visit a showroom, or ask for samples. However if you are interested in a particular piece, by a particular supplier, you may visit their website. It is more than likely that the pictures that are shown there almost exactly reflect the true colours of the particular material.
You may think that quartz is a lesser material than granite, but in fact it is just as great regarding the durability. In some cases it may be even better. A quartz is a man-made product therefore it provides the manufacturers freedom to add their own elements into the components, which make up a quartz material. Silestone for example uses anti-bacterial components to impregnate their choice of quartzs, making their surfaces unique and indeed, hygienic.
The man-made process which quartz goes through, provides the freedom to implement the stone, and make it even more durable. Quartz is no longer vulnerable to easy cracking, seen as there is no natural vein system running through the pieces. In addition there are particles added which enhance the overall toughness of the material and protect against the negative exposure to impacts.
However, it is the pricing that matters, and pricing which is what many people will consider. In all honesty, the price can truly differ if you take into consideration a reasonable supplier. In order to check the price, you will first have to go through the quotation system offered on our website and find that it will estimate a price for your quartz. You will have a choice of suppliers to choose from, and from that you will be able to decide which colour to proceed with.
Finally, the price matters, of course. On the other hand do not make the mistake of choosing a piece of material simply because you wish to have a stone in your kitchen, and you require it to be cheap. Be reasonable with your choice, and certainly do not be hasty. Being hasty and progressing too quickly with your purchase may spoil your worktop. Many people rush in to buying a stone for their kitchen, with the hopes of gaining good deals and good prices. This is not the approach, be mindful and strongly consider the colour you would like in your kitchen. Consider multiple times, whether it will suit the rest of your kitchen, and lastly choose a reliable supplier, and a manufacturer which will make sure that the job is done correctly and with no faults.
We cannot stress enough to our customers how important it is to consider such points before choosing your worktop. We always assure them that yes it is possible to purchase a great quality quartz, with a reasonable price, however one must be truly happy with it, and don’t only choose it because of low price reasons. This will most definitely conclude with a customer dissatisfaction and a negative impact, not only on you, but also on us.
Therefore indeed, quartz is much cheaper, with a much larger variety of colours to choose. If you wish to have one then feel free to visit our showroom, call us or send us an email with your request, and we will provide you an estimate for the most reasonable solution.