Quartz Worktops in London

Quartz is a beautiful, durable stone that has grown in popularity in the United Kingdom.

Homeowners are opting to renovate their worktops to add quartz, and new construction has seen a rise in homeowners choosing this striking stone.

The benefits of the stone far outweigh the disadvantages.

Quartz Worktops
Quartz Worktops
The Benefits

The Benefits of Quartz Worktops in the UK

Suppliers know that consumers want long-lasting work surfaces, cost similar in price to other alternatives, and look good, too. Before diving into the advantages, it’s important to note that this stone is not entirely natural.

Instead, quartz is comprised of 95% natural stone and 5% polymer resins.

What does this mean? Quartz worktops are engineered. While some consumers shy away from engineered stones because they believe that they have filler material, there are a lot of advantages:

  • Uniformity

    Natural stone really needs to be cut from one large stone for the entire piece to look uniform. Quartz offers the benefit of the entire countertop to look uniform.

  • Repairing

    It’s very unlikely that you’ll ever need to repair quartz, but it’s certainly not impossible. Repairing the worktop is a lot easier and more direct than trying to repair other stones, such as granite.

  • Colour

    If you’re trying to create the perfect colour scheme, quartz kitchen worktops in London are your best option. You'll find a rainbow of colour options available that other types of stone don’t offer.

  • Maintenance

    Quartz is one of the easiest worktop options to maintain and doesn’t require any sort of sealing.

  • Highly Resistant

    Scratches, impact damage, and stains are all well-protected against thanks to quartz’s composition.

  • Nonporous

    The engineered stone is nonporous, so you don’t have to worry about bacteria or mould growth. You can place raw meats on the worktop, and all that’s needed is a sponge, some warm water, and mild soap to clean it off.

  • Warranty

    The high durability of quartz puts buyers at a key advantage because suppliers often offer long warranties. Lifetime warranties are offered on some worktops, allowing you to have peace of mind that your investment will last a lifetime.

Quartz worktops have significant advantages over other stones, but they do have some drawbacks, too.

The Disadvantages

Disadvantages of the Quartz Worktops

We've heard of a lot of the advantages of quartz, but there are also some disadvantages that you should know about before choosing quartz over another material. The main disadvantages are:
  • Low heat resistance

    Quartz may be extremely durable and low maintenance, but it’s not heat-resistant. You'll need to put down a trivet before placing anything hot on the surface.

  • Discoloration

    The resin inside the stone may start to discolour in the sunlight. While not a major issue, if some worktops get direct sun and another part doesn’t, there may be a noticeable colour difference.

  • Expensive

    Quartz is more expensive than other stones, albeit the quality is much better than other worktop materials. We'll be discussing cost more in-depth in the section below.

Quartz is a great option for anyone that was considering granite or other stone and wanted something that is a little less maintenance intensive. The material may have seams, depending on the colour chosen, but we’ll work to ensure that your space is near-flawless.


How Much Does a Quartz Worktop Cost in the UK?

Illya Kitchens offers superb prices on quartz worktops, but the cost will vary based on:
  • Worktop size
  • Type of quartz

Often times, prices are given for a quote based on the final worktop cost. A 40 square foot countertop may cost £1,450 to £3,200. Our specialists will go over your options when choosing a quartz worktop to ensure that the worktop you choose fits into your budget.

We're here to help through the entire process so that you can have the worktop that you want at a price that you can afford.


How to Order Quartz Countertops at Illya Kitchens

If you’re looking for one of the leading suppliers of quartz countertops in the UK, we’re here to help. Our team specializes in worktops and provides a robust consultation service that will help you create the kitchen, bathroom, or other space of your dreams.