If it is time to remodel your kitchen, what kind of worktops will you choose? You want something that is stylish and yet timeless, not likely to look outdated in a few years, and you want something that matches your décor and fits your design aesthetic. Are you also focused on sustainability? If putting in eco friendly worktops is on your wish list, we have some recommendations. Our quartz and granite worktops are as environmentally responsible as they are beautiful, and here we will explain some of their benefits.
Eco-friendly Kitchen Worktops
Beautiful, durable, and sustainable, quartz is made of silica sand, one of the most abundant materials on earth, mixed with binding resins and polymers, heat-cured into slabs. As long as you shop for your quartz from a company with ISO 14001 Certification, you can be confident that it was manufactured in an eco-friendly manner.
There are eco-friendly benefits to using a made-man worktop as opposed to a natural stone. For instance, you might think that marble, which is a natural stone, might be more environmentally friendly than a manufactured surface. Marble is non-renewable and harvested from quarries using methods that are often energy and water intensive. What’s more, it comes from specific quarries, in specific geographical locations, so it must often be shipped long distances to reach the consumer.
The Durability of Man-made Worktops
Eco-friendly quartz, or Ita Stone worktops can be more durable than natural stone. It is consistent, durable, moisture-resistant, flexible, and easy to maintain. Because it is non-porous, it is less likely to harbour bacteria than other materials. Since most quartz worktops are NSF certified, you can be confident that when you buy quartz, you are buying eco friendly worktops of high-quality, high-performance, and sustainability. Quartz Worktops can last for decades with the right maintenance and can be recycled when it is time to replace them. Additionally, the resins used to produce quartz worktops are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which makes them better for your indoor air quality and more environmentally friendly.
And while it is true that you can find a completely unique natural pattern when you choose a natural stone slab, you can also find quartz to fit your aesthetic preferences. In fact, while environmentally friendly materials like bamboo, concrete, and recycled glass are somewhat limited in how much their appearance can change, quartz comes in a nearly endless variety of colours and patterns. No matter what design you choose for your kitchen, you can find a quartz countertop that matches it beautifully. Some quartz worktops even mimic granite, others look like marble, and still others come in colours ranging from neutral to dramatic tones. Additionally, the surface of quartz can be transformed to feature different textures, as well as different levels of reflectivity or gloss. It can be designed to feature veining and depth, like natural stone, and while quartz worktops can be made in solid colours, they can also feature diverse patterns. Because they are manmade, they are limited only by imagination.
Browse our Range of Quartz Worktops for Long-Lasting Quality
Ultimately, the choice between quartz and other materials is subjective and depends on your personal preferences. Whichever you choose, when you’re ready to transform your kitchen, look to Prestige Granite and Marble. Using industry-leading techniques, the very latest technology, up to the minute design, and traditional materials, we craft every worktop to the most exacting standard for the most discerning of customers. With a keen eye to detail and outstanding customer service, we produce the best granite and quartz worktops, with an unbeatable three day turnaround and a price match guarantee. All of our worktops are laser measured, which allows us to provide our customers with a precise and bespoke finish on each worktop. We have over 20 years of experience, and as one of the UK’s largest approved manufacturers of quartz and granite, we supply our customers with a diverse range of products and expert advice. Visit us at our top quartz and granite factory showroom, with over 50,000 square feet of space and over 10,000 slabs of quartz and granite in stock, to see all we have to offer. Alternatively, explore our virtual showroom, call us at 0151 909 8705 or contact us through our website today.