Today, they are in demand for decorating the kitchen interiors since they are enclosed with a low absorption power, low maintenance and it’s very easy to clean them. These-days man-made or synthetic worktops are in vogue which is nonporous and scratch resistant.
Quartz is well-known to capture the attention of people who do not to compromise with the quality and beauty. It comes under the category of most in-demand minerals in the world, second only to feldspar. They have multi-faceted appearance and have been in use for making jewelry of precious gemstones since the beginning of man’s history. Acting as a prism, quartz emits a rainbow of colors when light is shone upon it. Quartz crystals come in a wide variety of colors, which is another reason that they are so often chosen for kitchen and bathroom design schemes.
Pure quartz is enclosed with a transparent or translucent nature, and other minerals that become embedded with quartz crystals lend a whole host of colors to the overall effect. These synthetic worktops are generally seen in various shades like black, white, grey, citrine yellow, rose and amethyst. Carnelian, agate, jasper and tiger’s eye are other varieties of opaque gemstones that are generally mixed with quartz crystals.
You do not need to worry about the maintenance of quartz worktops since it takes a very little time. The engineered quartz worktops maintain their beauty for a long time as they are not only resistant to impact and abrasions, but also withstand substances commonly found in kitchens, such as oils and acids. You can clean the surfaces of these worktops only with the help of ordinary household soap and water. The bonding agents that are used while performing the manufacturing process of these stones only add to the scratch-resistant and non-porous nature of these types of worktops.