Arenastone quartz worktops, a beautiful addition to any kitchen, supplied and fitted in London, Kent and Essex.
Arenastone quartz worktops are man made engineered stone worktops. They are similar in appearance and touch to granite counters and both products are 30mm thick as standard. The main difference between the two is that Arenastone has many more colour options to choose from. If you live in London, Kent, Essex or the South East then we will be able to supply and fit Arenastone worktops for you, either with a kitchen or as a standalone product.
So,what is quartz exactly? What is the difference between granite and quartz worktops?
Quartz is a natural crystal, in the manufacture of quartz worktops it ground-up and combined with resins to form an impermeable surface much like granite. Arenastone and the majority of quartz counters are well over 90% quartz, which gives it the strength and lack of porosity required for the rigours of the kitchen..
Because quartz countertops are engineered, a wide range of colours can be produced by way of different pigmentations. Additionally, other types of organic material like stone and glass can be incorporated into the quartz-resin mixture increasing the lustre of the worktop.
So although quartz is a natural product, quartz worktops are produced in factories meaning that the end result is very consistent in terms of colour and patterns. This is the difference between granite and quartz worktops. Granite is natural too but the stone for granite worktops is quarried. This is why there are less colour options with granite and greater variations in colour and pattern from slab to slab and within each slab.