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Tips on Selecting Quartz Countertop Colours

By Brian McMonagle

May 22, 2018

Donegal, Fermanagh, Galway, Quartz, Sligo, Worktops

Quartz is mostly found in mineral environments and comes in many different colours and forms. Quartz comes under many different names and is made of small crystals which are microscopic which make it look shiny. Quartz in gemstone form is known to have enhanced colours, mostly yellow to brown.

The crystal in quartz can easily be identified because they are unique and mostly hexagonal in shape. The crystals form different habits such as; pointy pyramids, rounded water-worn pebbles, grains, dense agglomerations and many more. If you are wondering on how to choose the best quartz countertop colours here are a few tips.

Quartz Sample Colours

Use sample colours to help decide which colour suits your home best. If you are building a new house or renovating and want to add taste, a quartz countertops can bring a great splash of colour to the kitchen. Make sure that you take enough time to compare and contrast the different colours so that you can get the right shade.

Plan Ahead

Always plan ahead before deciding on which colour to choose. You want a colour that will last for decades, ensure that you choose designs that at the same time give your countertop a taste of décor. Think of engineered quartz because they last longer and also think of multiple decors to ensure your future designs are catered for.

Think of colours that you already have. If you are renovating your house, make sure to look at the colours you already have and like so that you can find the right shade. Think of colour in terms of injecting personality to your home without going overboard. Look at the colour of your countertop and floor to be able to make the best decision. If the walls have solid shades, look for a counter that has some design and pattern in it.

Quartz Thickness

Look for the right thickness. The thickness of the quartz determines how best the colour will appear. You can be able to create layered edging profiles with different colours which come out very well.

Select the cabinet colour first. The colour of the cabinet should not contrast the colour of the quartz countertops you are to buy whereby the contrast can easily be seen. Mostly neutral maple coloured cabinets should match with light brown countertop.  If the cabinets are mahogany or cherry, look for dark green or green grey countertops.

The best thing about quartz worktops is that they are available in many different colours giving you a wide variety to choose from. Quartz rock is a very beautiful, non-porous and stain resistant stone available in an array of colours and patterns.

Quartz goes very well with every style of home from modern to vintage or farm house. With so many quartz countertops to chose from get in touch with McMonagles Marble & Granite today.

Brian McMonagle

About the author

Brian took over McMonagle Marble & Granite from his father Cathal in 2009. A family run business McMonagles was originally a fireplace distributer. Brian’s innovative steps has now expanded the company to over 20 employees, International markets and into the leading marble and granite fabricator of the North West of Ireland.

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