21 Oct 2017 Quartz worktop trends
Quartz worktops are as popular now as they have ever been. They are non-porous, extremely hard-wearing and look great. 2017 has been a good year for quartz, and we’ve seen first-hand the trends that have emerged with customers.
Here’s four 2017 quartz worktop trends:
1. Thinner countertops
It has become more common for customers to request thinner, lower profile quartz worktops. Quartz worktops are typically ¾” thick, however the average requested size for a low-profile worktop is 1 ¼”. It should be said, however, that thinner countertops are only usually requested for projects where space is limited. A thinner countertop gives the illusion of a larger workspace, helping homeowners to maximise real estate.
2. Veining and patterns
Quartz worktops typically have a solid colour with flecks for detail. However, there has been an increase in the number of people requesting quartz with veining and patterns, to replicate the look of real granite. Veining and patterns running through quartz give it more character. They also give it a unique appearance. By opting for quartz with veining and patterns, it is possible to achieve the look of granite without giving up the benefits of quartz.
3. Neutral tones
Brighter colours are out, and neutral tones are in. Red quartz, yellow quartz and other off-key colours are being replaced by your standard whites, blacks and greys, which are more laid back and pleasing on the eye. Neutral tones also have the benefit of being timeless, in that they will never go out of fashion. Neutral tones also make the best use of light, helping to make spaces look bigger and more welcoming.
4. Quartz splashbacks
Homeowners are increasingly ditching tiled and glass splashbacks for quartz splashbacks that match their worktops. Not only do quartz splashbacks look great, but they are also very easy to clean because there’s no grout to get dirty, and because there are no seams for dirt, fat and moisture to seep into. Quartz splashbacks are also remarkably affordable, and can be installed at the same time or after quartz worktops have been installed.
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