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Decorating your kitchen in a way which not only pleases your eye, but also pleases your bank account, is packed with pitfalls. If you choose the wrong type of material then you could be looking at needing to replace your tiles or work surface much quicker than anticipated with quartz tiles, and if you choose the wrong colour, you’re going to find that you are very limited when it comes to making further redecorations around your installed material.
Because of that, it’s important to weigh up your options well ahead of time, whilst also making sure that you do your research into the pros and cons of your decision too for quartz tiles.
Quartz is a material that many people choose for tiles, because it has many advantages in terms of durability, cost, and appearance. Whilst other materials, such as marble, are equally as pleasing to the eye, they don’t last as long, and they require much more maintenance and up-keep, whereas quartz is quite low maintenance in many ways.
You could choose other materials, such a granite, wood, or marble, but these are either more expensive or they aren’t as hard-wearing; this is why quartz is so popular, and therefore widely available.
Of course, you need to think about cost, and the great news is that if you shop around you won’t struggle to find a great deal, and it certainly pays to look very deeply into your colour options.
The best advice in terms of choosing your shade is to look online and draw up a short-list, and then head to a showroom to look at how they really appear in reality – different lights and angles can make colours look different too, and checking this out for yourself will reduce disappointment if your particular choice doesn’t look how you anticipated it to.
The cost you are looking at for your final bill of course depends on the number of tiles you need, where you buy them from, and the colour/pattern you go for. Rarer or more in-depth shades, e.g. those with silver or glitter flecks, will usually cost more, so shop around and choose your colour carefully.
Generally speaking, quartz tiles range from £5 - £20 in the Slough area.
If you are looking at quartz slabs, these again can vary widely depending on colour and location, but you can expect anywhere from £30 to £70 including installation. Obviously the bigger your work surface, the more you will pay.
As you can see, quartz has many advantages, and it’s no wonder that more and more people are choosing this stone for their kitchen and bathroom redecoration needs.