06 Feb Using Granite or Quartz worktops in your next commercial project
Whatever type of business you run, you need your commercial premises to look as attractive as possible. You also need your décor to be hard wearing, so it will maintain its appearance in spite of heavy usage.
This is why it makes sense to use Granite or Quartz worktops when fitting out a commercial property. Here are some of the reasons why each of these materials is an ideal choice for business premises, as well as some of the uses for these worktops in commercial environments.
The advantages of Granite worktops
Granite is a natural stone, so it instantly gives your commercial property a luxurious, upmarket look and feel. It is also the ideal way to create a completely unique look, as no two pieces of granite are exactly the same; each has individual patterning running through it which only a natural stone can achieve. However, granite is available in many different colours, making it easy for you to create an overall corporate design which can be reflected throughout one or more commercial properties.
Granite is extremely tough, durable and resistant to scratches. This makes it ideal for commercial environments, where worktops are likely to be used heavily. However, it does require sealing in order to make it resistant to liquids and staining. This will be important for business where food or drink could be coming into contact with the worktops at any time.
In any business, your time is precious, so you need materials which require little maintenance in order to look their best. Granite is ideal for this, as it can easily be cleaned using warm water and a mild detergent.
Granite does have a higher price tag than some other materials used for worktops, but it is a good investment, as it will not depreciate in value, even if it is in service for many years.
The advantages of Quartz worktops
Quartz is a man-made stone which is a mixture of natural quartz and resin. Because of this, it is possible to have more control over the colour and patterning of quartz than a totally natural stone. This has advantages if you want to create a unified décor look throughout a number of business properties or franchises.
Quartz is also naturally non-porous, requiring no sealing in order to repel liquids. Spillages will not sink into a quartz worktop, so it is extremely resistant to staining. This makes quartz worktops ideal for commercial environments where food and drink are being served. It is also heat-resistant up to high temperatures, which offers another advantage for hospitality businesses, as a quartz worktop is extremely unlikely to be damaged by having hot plates placed on it.
Very little maintenance is required to keep quartz worktops looking their best – they simply require basic cleaning. They are naturally resistant to bacteria, which is important for the workplace, where everyone needs to stay healthy.
In addition, quartz has a lower price tag than natural stone, as it is man-made, so it is an affordable way for you to give your business a beautiful new look.
Commercial uses for Granite and Quartz worktops
Granite and Quartz worktops have more uses than you might initially think. Obviously, they are ideal choices for restaurants and bars, which need strong, durable countertops which are resistant to staining and bacteria.
However, a Granite or Quartz countertop can also make a beautiful showpiece in the reception area of your office space, or to give your retail business a high-end look. They can also be used in a wide variety of ways in hotels, including making bathrooms look more sophisticated and giving guests a luxurious welcome in the lobby.
If you want to know more about the many ways Granite and Quartz can be used in commercial settings, please contact us here at Omega Stone, and we will be happy to provide you with more information.