February 16


Quartz Wall Cladding

By Brian McMonagle

February 16, 2021

An Alternative to Traditional Wall Designs

Quartz is one of our most popular kitchen countertop materials given its beauty and durability.

However, quartz is much more versatile than it may appear.

The benefits of quartz in terms of durability, low maintenance, a wide range of colours and styles can be used to create amazing wall designs in homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses. 

Here at McMonagle Marble & Granite, we have used quartz as a tile in many wall cladding projects over the years and the results are always amazing.

Quartz wall cladding fills a need for many areas for attractive, durable wall coverings that have personality and style, while also being easy to install and easy to clean.

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quartz wall cladding

The Benefits of Quartz Wall Cladding

Of course, using granite or quartz for walls doesn't get as much attention as being used for worktops, countertops or flooring.

However, that is changing and more and more of our customers are realising their endless benefits.

The common mistake most people make is to see the wall as an area which does not need to be maintained - especially for certain businesses which need to endlessly paint the walls to hide scuff marks.

The benefits of durability and ease of cleaning become even more obvious when used in wet areas like showers and bathrooms - this is where quartz wall cladding excels. 

Unlike paint, quartz is water-resistant and does not absorb moisture, so it is unlikely to darken or stain over the years

Also, quartz wall cladding can be a clever choice for high-traffic areas or areas. 

The quartz will not chip or peel in the same way as paint or when furniture hits against it, wet umbrellas, children's hands, muck, rain, pets and so on

can all easily be cleaned away with no damage to the surface or wall - a highly durable, beautiful material.

Not even specific cleaners are needed, simply a warm cloth.

Best of all, quartz can be found in numerous colours, patterns, and styles. which means you can customise the look of your walls

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Bespoke Wall-Cladding Features

Quartz can be used in many ways allowing the creation of incredible wall spaces which will last a lifetime

  • Want your TV sunk into your quartz wall?
  • Want water-resistant quartz shelving?

Finally, the edges of quartz or granite wall cladding are always extremely smooth.

Smooth wall cladding edges means that each piece can be laid butt-edged together.

Ceramic tile needs space to prevent damage, some types of stone need additional space to prevent off-setting of the joints over time, and large-format porcelain can create lippage issues on walls, but quartz and granite wall cladding can be butt-edged for a smooth and sleek finish.

Applications for Quartz Wall Cladding

Unlike some wall claddings made of natural stone or stone veneers, quartz can be used nearly anywhere. 

The cladding is nonporous and can be installed in wet areas like showers. 

It can also be used in areas like:

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Wet Rooms

Quartz wall cladding cuts and installs like large format tile. It can therefore be used in all the same applications, including those that would benefit from an exceptionally durable, waterproof, and low maintenance material, such as wet rooms and showers.

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Kitchen backsplashes

Quartz panels can be cut into different sizes and shapes, allowing you to create unique wall patterns and cover large areas quickly, with fewer joints such as striking Kitchen backsplashes.

quartz wall cladding

Laundry Rooms

Easy to clean and highly heat resistant makes quartz the perfect material for laundry anc cleaning rooms.

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Quartz Stair Treading

An element which takes a lot of abuse and use over years, using quartz as steps or as stair treading keeps stairs perfect for years.

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Mud Rooms & Hallways

Quartz is the perfect material for wall cladding in high traffic commercial areas.

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Quartz Shower Benches

A beautiful and durable shower bench in the same material, colour, and style as your shower walls.

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Fireplace Back Walls

The area around stoves and fireplaces is always an area hard to maintain. You will never regret using quartz cladding in this area

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Chimney Walls

The high resistance to heat makes quartz cladding above stoves or fireplaces a perfect material.

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Bespoke Quartz Chimney

Nervous smoke will slowly damage paint and walls? A warm cloth will clean a quartz wall make to a perfect condition.

quartz wall cladding

Quartz Wall Dividers

Divide the room with a bespoke quartz wall bringing a sophisticated beauty to any room.

Whether you’re installing quartz wall cladding in a business or a home, its durability, low maintenance care, and beauty make it an ideal choice for all wall applications.

If you are considering quartz for your walls call get in touch 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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