April 25


Five Reasons Why You Should Use Quartz In Your Home

By Brian McMonagle

April 25, 2017


1. Cost

When it comes to renovation, most people have budgets and don't want to spend a lot of money on one specific feature. Quartz is a highly desirable option for floors, kitchen worktops, bathroom counters and even mantles above a fireplace. Not only is it gorgeous, Quartz is reasonably inexpensive and has a very favourable quality to affordability ratio. This is also the better option if you have a large kitchen and a smaller budget, and is perfect for someone who wants the luxury look but not the high-end price.

2. Appearance

Available in a variety of colours quartz is a beautiful stone. Quartz worktops and countertops are human engineered, because of this it allows more variety than imaginable, and every dream can be fulfilled. Each slab is the texture colour and size you want it the whole way through and there is no change of nature made material throwing a wrench in the design. A place, like McMonagles, in Donegal that sells and manufactures quartz, is able to ensure your needs are met and customised. There is no need to worry about it looking different from when you picked it out, quartz is a consistent colour throughout the whole slab and does not change over time.

3. Strength

Quartz countertops and quartz in general, whether it is used for flooring, kitchen work surfaces, bathroom countertops or mantles, is made from all natural quartz and a resin that binds it together. This makes the stone stronger than any other stone you will find in your house. Most other materials are simply made from the cut stone then coated with a sealer, but this allows every inch to be secure from the very centre to the edges.

4. Heat Resistant

Quartz is Heat resistant. Regular stone or glass can crack if the temperatures are altered drastically, this is a big bonus for quartz counter tops, especially quartz kitchen countertops. They welcome hot pots and other warm trays without worrying about ruining the beautiful masterpiece that is your work surface. This really helps restore peace of mind if you're not home and other people are working in your kitchen or you are teaching your children how to cook.

5. Maintenance

Quartz is a secure, flawless coated surface, no maintenance is needed since after it is installed the quartz is sealed It is a perfect kitchen and bathroom surface, you no longer have to worry about germs from the toilet or uncooked meat wedging into the cracks or microscopic crevices. This allows you to spend less money on cleaning tools and chemicals. The only product you need is soap and water.

A lot of people worry about germs within the kitchen and bathroom, and even on the floor. You can’t insure the items that enter your house are impeccably clean but you don't have to worry about them infiltrating into the material in your home where you prepare food and brush your teeth.

Looking to discuss that perfect Quartz kitchen countertop? Get in touch with McMonagles Marble and Granite, Donegal ​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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