March 8


Why Architects Love Quartz

By Brian McMonagle

March 8, 2018

Architecture, Quartz

Quartz is a mineral that is composed of silicon and oxygen atoms. After feldspar, it is the most abundant mineral in the earth's continental crust. For some time now we have observed the emergence of quartz in the architectural world. In the last half of century quartz has taken the place that originally belonged to other minerals. Interestingly and worthy of note is the ability to make man-made quartz look like real stone and even possess some of it beautiful properties.

In Architecture, quartz is used and loved for a number of reasons, below are 8

Quartz Plus Design Equals Ever-lasting Beauty

Quartz designs are readily available in the market and come in a variety of colours ranging from dark to cream to silver. Their captivating designs makes every quartz stone precious, welcoming and beautiful.

Moderately Inexpensive

For a person considering a cost friendly budget, quartz is certainly the way to go. The cost of quartz in household Architecture when compared to other minerals of the same value like stainless steel is moderately inexpensive.

Other factors like quality (Quartz can come in a variety of qualities), where you live and more will affect cost.

Quartz is Easy to Work With

Engineered quartz goes by several brand names like Silestone, Zodiaq, and Caesar stone. It is quite easy for contractors to cut and install as they have the properties of real stone slabs even though they are man-made quartzite.

It is a viable Alternative

Variety is the spice of life which makes Quartz a fantastic material to work with. When compared to granite which has dominated the scene in interior designs for sometime, Quartz as a number of advantage over granite when used in kitchen countertops. 

Quartz is Hygienic 

Quartz can provide better hygiene quality when used in kitchen countertops. This is owed to its non-porous property which offers the advantage of keeping the bacteria count in your kitchen in check. 

Creative and Innovative

For the creative mind, quartz is an interesting material to work with and offers many options. The material can be designed to look like natural stone slabs like granite and marble. To achieve this veins are created in interesting patterns swirled into the quartz countertop slabs.

May different finishes can be considered and used in kitchen worktops, quartz walls, quartz flooring, quartz tiles, quartz bathroom worktops and more.

Strong, Durable, Beautiful

When architects are planning buildings where a focus is on the test of time, quartz becomes a great options. The durability and strength of quartz is almost unmatched. Quartz is the perfect combo of beauty and strength.

Up there for Thinking, down there for Dancing!

Yes quartz can even be used as floor tiles and can make any room amazing with its strong, cost effective and beautiful array of colours.

Looking for a quartz countertop or quartz worktop?
At McMonagle Marble & Granite we supply quartz countertops and quartz worktops throughout mainly focusing on Donegal, Derry, Fermanagh, Sligo, Mayo and Galway.

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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