Real Marble or a Marble Effect Quartz Worktop?


This is a question we are asked almost every day. Whilst marble is natural, timeless and undeniably beautiful it can present some disadvantages as a kitchen worktop. Here we outline our top 5 reasons why composite marble and quartz effect marble has some benefits when selecting your new kitchen worktop.


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  1. Easy to Maintain

Marble is a natural stone and as an all-natural ston,e it will require maintenance and care over its lifetime. In order to protect the stone from spillages and stains, you would need to treat and seal the marble once a year to ensure it is non-porous otherwise it may get damaged. Alternatively, you could use quartz effect marble which requires no sealing as it is already non-porous. This gives you the aesthetic beauty of marble without the maintenance.


  1. Cost

The price tag of marble is enough to put some clients off purchasing the stone. One of the advantages of choosing a marble effect quartz worktop is that you can achieve the look of timeless marble at a fraction of the cost.


  1. Durability

Quartz is a man-made stone and has been designed to be extremely durable and hard wearing. This makes it the perfect choice in a busy kitchen where you need your cooking space to be robust and able to handle lots of usage.


  1. Hygienic

One of the fantastic attributes of quartz is that it is naturally antibacterial. This is due to its non-porous qualities. This means that no bacteria from spillages can soak into the stone and can be wiped away with ease. This is extremely important in a kitchen where hygiene is very important.


  1. Selective with pattern

With natural marble it is very difficult to be picky with the amount and depth of vein- the pattern is what it is! With quartz, you can be picky as you want. This is because you have so many products and colours which vary from thick veins, thin veins, scattered and the list goes on, which means you can pick the perfect quartz effect marble for your new kitchen worktops.


Check out some of the popular Marble Effect Quartz colours available at Marble & Quartz


San Vincente by CQ Stone

Marbre Carrara by CQ Stone

Misty Carrera by Caesarstone

Calacutta by CQ Stone

Eternal Statuario by Silestone

Or why not arrange an appointment to visit our showroom in Sunbury where you can meet our super friendly and knowledgeable staff who will be on hand to answer any questions and advise you on the best materials for your worktop needs.

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