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Are you considering going for a little bit of bling in your new kitchen?
It’s likely you are, because these are turning out to be one of the biggest trends currently in the home décor side of things, and there are many fantastic advantages in going for a little sparkle in your new worktop.
Quartz is an extremely strong stone, one which requires zero maintenance, and is highly scratch, stain, and heat resistant. As a result, when you choose quartz, you are getting durability and you’re also getting a stone which is time saving also. If you go for a colour which can easily survive several redecorations, then you’re going to save even more cash, because you won’t need to change your worktop every single time you fancy a chance of décor!
Sparkly quartz worktops are bang on trend, and whether you go for the iconic black worktop with silver sparkles, or you opt for cream/white with sparkles within it, the appearance will be fantastic. Everything in life has ups and down however, so let’s explore them properly, to help you make an informed decision.
The appearance – This is an obvious one, but sparky quartz looks fantastic, and ultra-modern. If you have plentiful natural light coming inside your room, the bling will sparkle, and even more so when artificial lights hit the surface – spot lights are very popular additions to a kitchen with a sparkly quartz worktop.
Durability and strength – The fact that there is extra sparkle added to your worktop doesn’t make it less strong! Quartz is a highly durable stone, and that means that it will certainly stand the test of time.
Zero maintenance – You don’t need to annually seal a quartz worktop, whether sparkly or not, and that is a major plus point. Quartz is non-porous, and that means that it doesn’t absorb liquids and spillages, so you can rest assured that there is no absorption and damage occurring.
Easy to find – Sparkly quartz worktops are very readily available, and that means you don’t have to worry about the possibility of not being able to find what you’re looking for.
Extra cleaning may be required – This isn’t a major down point, but the fact that your worktop is going to be such a focal point is going to require it to be 100% perfect most of the time. This could add time onto your cleaning efforts.
Possibly not as flexible – Is a spot of sparkle just a trend? If you go for this type of worktop, what is to say that you won’t change your mind about it as fashions change? If you do, you’re going to have to pay for a new worktop much sooner than you probably would have liked.
These really are the only two major downsides to opting for a sparkly quartz worktop, but are they major down points? You really need to explore whether going for a sparkle effect is going to be a fad in your life, or if it is going to be long-lasting. If it’s long-lasting, go for it, by all means; if it’s a fad, think carefully, because it could end up costing you much more than you anticipated, with a much earlier replacement time.