The kitchen is the beating heart of the home. It’s where the family all cook, eat and quite often spend quite a bit of time together. With this in mind, you’ll want a kitchen that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. A space that you can enjoy spending time in.
One of the most important aspects of the kitchen is the worktop; after all, this is the preparation area—the place where all the magic happens in terms of making meals.
You need a hardwearing worktop that can take the heat of a freshly-boiled pan or the errant cuts from a carving knife. That’s why we believe that investing in Compac worktops is a great idea.
Quartz is an igneous rock. It’s made up of silicon atoms and oxygen. It’s widely considered to be one of the most abundant minerals found on Earth and can take the form of onyx, rose quartz, amethyst, amongst others. The reason quartz is so often used in kitchen worktops is due to its durability and appearance. Quartz is also regarded as one of the hardest minerals on the planet.
Compac quartz worktops have been in production since the 1970s. They’re made up of around 94% pure quartz minerals, approximately 5% polymer agglomerate in a natural resin or high-quality polyester, as well as 1% pigment. All of this adds up to great durability and resistance to scratches.
A lot goes on in the kitchen. From chopping and preparing vegetables and meat to frying, boiling, and roasting your meal. Often, you’ll get a build-up of pots and pans, not to mention steam and grease.
To handle all of these things, you’ll need a countertop solution that is durable and hardwearing. Quartz surfaces are both of these things. They will take anything that you can throw at them, from knives to pots and pans.
Many things can damage worktops in the kitchen, from knives to harsh scouring pads.
Having countertops that have excellent abrasion and scratch resistance is essential in the modern kitchen. Not only do scratches ruin the aesthetic of your high-quality decorative surfaces, but they’re also a haven for bacteria. Having exceptional resistance to scratches will mean your quartz worktops will look just like new for many years to come.
Fortunately, all Compac worktops have outstanding levels of resistance to scratches, so you can cook and clean in your kitchen without fear of damaging your countertop.
They say that there’s no point crying over spilt milk, that’s unless it soaks into your kitchen countertop and ruins it. Some worktops are made of materials that soak in liquid and oil, making them hard to keep clean. If you want to make sure your worktops are not warping due to water damage or becoming a breeding ground for bacteria, you’ll need them to be made of a non-porous material.
With a beautiful surface that locks out moisture, Compac worktops won’t suffer the long-term damage associated with liquids. All of this can be achieved without the need for sealants or repellants.
Because of the non-porous nature of Compac products, you can be sure you’ll be able to keep your worktops clean at all times. Simply clean them with your regular kitchen detergents, and you’ll be able to keep bacteria away.
Compac produces their worktops by blending a mix of polymers with pulverised natural stone aggregate. The air is then completely removed, and the quartz mix is heated and shaped into slabs.
These slabs are then cut to the right size and shape for your kitchen. You’ll need your worktops to be cut precisely to fit around your sink and hob.
All of the quartz worktops we sell are made up to specifically match the space they’re going into. Everything is bespoke and made-to-measure. Our expert team will then help the high-quality resin, and quartz worktops find their home in your kitchen.
Quartz worktops are not only extremely hardwearing, but they are also a thing of exceptional beauty. They are the next evolutionary stage in kitchen design.
Available in a wide variety of colours, you could easily find the right Compac worktop for your kitchen.
Speak with the team
If you’re considering having Compac worktops in your kitchen and need more information, one of our friendly, helpful advisors at Melrosa Marble and Granite will help. Simply fill in our online contact form, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Alternatively, you can get in touch by calling us at 01942 244422.
Compac worktops are made of high-quality natural quartz. Because quartz is one of the toughest naturally occurring materials known to man, it makes it an ideal choice for kitchen worktops.
Available in a range of beautiful colours, Compac worktops are a thing of stunning beauty.
The cost of your Compac quartz worktop will depend on the size of the kitchen as well as the shape of the countertops.
To get a quote, contact us by filling in our handy online form.
You can get Compac worktops in all shapes and sizes to suit your kitchen. If you’re tight on space, you can opt for a narrower option.
Yes. With a beautifully smooth surface, Compac countertops are naturally very easy to keep clean.
Also, because it’s made from a non-porous material, there’s no danger of anything getting soaked into it. This makes cleaning far easier.