Find Beautiful Worktops at Prestige Granite & Marble
Renovating your home can be an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. There are many decisions to make and there’s the ever-present fear of going over your budget. While it’s important to stay within your budget, you also don’t want to settle for something you aren’t happy with and finding the balance between these two can be a challenge. If you’ve decided that a quartz worktop is the right option for your renovation, you may be wondering how the cost of quartz worktops compares to the cost of other materials. The team at Prestige Granite & Marble in Liverpool will help you find the right quartz option to save you money and ensure your home looks beautiful. Reach out to us today to learn more about our quartz options.
What is Quartz?
Though many people assume quartz is a natural stone product, it is actually engineered and is not 100 per cent natural stone. Instead, manufacturers make the quartz used in worktops by binding crushed quartz, and sometimes other crushed stone, with resins and polymers. Once combined, the pigment is added to enhance the colour, and the mixture is moulded and bound together using a combination of heat and compression. The result is a strong, smooth, and natural-looking product that is as beautiful as it is durable.
What is the Cost of a Quartz Worktop?
As you may have suspected, there is not a single answer to this question, as the price of quartz worktops can vary significantly based on many different factors. However, we can give you a better idea of what quartz costs compared to other worktop materials. In most cases, worktops are priced by square metre, so the larger your space, the higher the price will be. When compared to other worktop materials, quartz usually comes with one of the highest price tags. Granite is often at the lower end of the spectrum with marble and ceramic options falling somewhere in the middle. For the most part, you can expect quartz worktops to come with a higher price than other options, but this can vary as customisation, size, and other factors play a role in the price.
Are Quartz Worktops Worth the Cost?
As we mentioned above, quartz worktops are an expensive option. But, are they worth the additional cost? At Prestige Granite & Marble, we believe quartz worktops are worth every penny, but we also encourage you to do your own research to determine if you’re willing to spend the extra cash. We want you to make a fully informed decision to ensure you’re happy with your purchase. That’s why we’re here to answer any questions you may have about quartz and the benefits this material provides. To give you a better idea of why quartz comes with a higher price tag, we’ve compiled a list of items that contribute to the cost of quartz. These include:
Quartz worktops have become increasingly popular in recent years, with more people wanting it than ever before. This results in a demand that is often higher than the current supply, which forces prices up.
Quartz worktops that have a high percentage of quartz in the original mix are stronger and of higher quality, and therefore come with a higher price tag. We are wary of skimping on quality to get a cheaper price, as this can usually result in a less durable worktop.
Most quartz worktops are manufactured outside of the country, which means they must be imported. This can drive up the retail price because there are numerous trade and shipping costs that must be covered.
Because quartz is a solid material and is not porous, it is incredibly dense and heavy. Quartz must also be installed precisely to match seams to maintain its sleek appearance. These two factors, along with others, make the installation process more difficult, which contributes to the higher price.
Reasons to Choose a Quartz Worktop
Quartz makes an excellent choice for worktops for many reasons. One of the primary reasons is durability. Quartz will not easily crack, chip, or stain, making it a great choice for areas that will see a lot of daily use. In addition to durability, quartz is also incredibly beautiful. You’ll have a vast array of colour options to choose from, as well as a choice of the level of the pattern on your worktop. All quartz worktops are also completed with a luxurious glossy finish that adds to the high-end look and feel.
Though you want to be happy with the worktop you choose, it’s important not to go beyond your means. If the worktop you really love is well outside your budget, you’ll have to compromise and choose a less expensive option.
Reduce the Number of Slabs
The more quartz you need, the higher the final price. Try to keep your design small enough that you will only need one slab. If you need extra material, enquire whether you can purchase half a slab. And for smaller areas, like bathrooms, see if you can purchase remnants instead of an entire slab.
Choose a Minimal Thickness
Though you may like the luxurious look of a thicker worktop, it may be outside your budget. See if you can work with your contractor to find a thinner slab that will still offer style and luxury.
Contact Us for More Information
If you are ready to install a new quartz worktop, Prestige Granite & Marble is here to make your renovation dreams come true. We invite you to reach out to us today to learn more about our quartz options or to schedule a time to discuss your needs and view some of our samples. Give us a call today!