With over 50 years of experience, Melrosa specialises in producing high-quality luxury quartz worktops for a variety of kitchen styles and unique needs.
Our selection of quartz worktops are made from natural sources and we use advanced technology to create high quality kitchen surfaces that will add a touch of class to your kitchen space.
Quartz is a type of igneous rock made up of oxygen and silicon atoms. Quartz is considered to be one of the most common minerals found on the planet and takes on many different forms, including amethyst, rose quartz, onyx and more.
Quartz is often used in kitchen and home worktops due to its sophisticated appearance and durability, similarly to granite worktops.
A quartz worktop is made from engineered stone and created using a mixture of crushed quartz, resins and colours.
As it uses man-made products in the manufacturing process, it is not considered to be natural stone like marble worktops. Quartz minerals will be ground and fused with resin, then using heat and pressure, can produce a stunning slab of quartz.
Colour pigments will then be added to the worktop to enhance its attractive aesthetic.
Quartz countertops are a popular option for homeowners looking to add a sophisticated element to their living spaces and have many benefits.
As quartz has an extremely low absorption rate, this makes it very resistant to stains. Although it is not bulletproof against staining, it is almost completely non-porous which makes it far more low maintenance.
Granite can be a great investment in the long term as it is more resistant to scratching, however the decision is dependent on personal budgets and bespoke requirements.
To compare prices of our quartz and granite worktops, contact us to get a quote.
Quartz countertops can be on the pricier side compared to surface fixtures, however this is attributed to the premium quality of quartz and its value as a long term investment.
Quartz worktops are not 100% pure quartz as they contain resins and artificial pigments, meaning that it could react if it comes into contact with some types of chemicals and could possibly leave a stain. This is why we recommend using a quartz-friendly cleaner.
To remove stains that cannot be removed by wiping down, we recommend using a non-abrasive cleaning pad and quartz cleaning product. White, black and grey quartz worktops can be susceptible to stains when coming into contact with foods and liquids. For more stubborn stains, scraping with a utensil can help ease the process.
To avoid discolouration, you should try to clean up any spills as soon as they occur and make sure that you put down a cutting board rather than chopping directly on the surface. When exposed to direct sunlight or high temperatures, quartz can appear to look discoloured but using pot holders can help to prevent this.
To find out more about how to maintain your quartz worktop or to have one installed, contact us today and a member of our team will be happy to advise you.