15 Jan Using Quartz as an alternative to tiles
Quartz is one of the most versatile and practical materials you can use in your home, in addition to having a stunning appearance which will instantly bring a touch of luxury to any property. However, many people do not realise the many ways in which quartz can be used as an alternative to tiling.
Here we take a look at this fascinating stone, and all the advantages it has over traditional tiles when it comes to making your home a truly special place.
Why use Quartz instead of tiles?
Quartz is, in many ways, the ideal material for use throughout the home. It is extremely strong and durable, so it will last for many years with very little maintenance other than cleaning. It is also extremely easy to clean as it is non-porous, so it does not absorb moisture and can be cleaned without much effort. This makes it ideal for anyone who leads a busy life but still wants their home to look beautiful at all times.
The non-porous nature of quartz also makes it the ideal material for use in rooms where there is a lot of moisture in the atmosphere, such as bathrooms and kitchens. As the quartz will not absorb water, this means your quartz features will not require resealing, and will resist the growth of algae and bacteria, creating a clean and healthy environment for all.
There are so many different varieties and colours of quartz available that, no matter what your taste and the style of your décor, you can always find a type of quartz that will provide the perfect complement to any room.
In addition, quartz is seen as a high-quality, luxurious material which will instantly give your property the feeling of being classy and well-cared for, creating a desirable environment which you can continue to enjoy for many years to come.
Using Quartz instead of kitchen tiles
Quartz splashbacks are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to tiles in the kitchen. Using quartz makes sense here for a variety of reasons.
Firstly, a complete quartz slab located above your worktop will make your kitchen look larger than tiles. This is because it is one piece of stone, rather than having dividing lines like tiles, so it creates the impression of a larger expanse to the eye.
Secondly, quartz is resistant to bacteria, so it ensures your kitchen remains safe, hygienic and germ-free. There are no grooves to trap bacteria, such as the gaps between tiles, and the entire surface can easily be wiped clean with no need to worry about damaging the appearance of the quartz.
As many people are now choosing quartz countertops in their kitchens, a quartz splashback is an ideal way to give your kitchen a coordinated and streamlined feel, essentially continuing the countertops up the walls for a sophisticated look.
Using Quartz instead of bathroom tiles
Quartz is the ideal material for use in the bathroom. It does not absorb moisture and will not be affected by changes in temperature, so it will maintain its appearance even under the demanding conditions of a wet room, or as the backdrop to your shower.
Quartz also enables you to create the relaxing, luxurious-looking bathroom you have always wanted. It is the perfect alternative to bathroom wall tiles, as using a single slab of quartz on each wall gives an opulent, smooth appearance and continues your colour scheme right the way up to the ceiling, making the room look larger. Quartz also reflects the light beautifully, which is essential in a bathroom.
As quartz is available in so many different colours and patterns, it makes it easy to create the bathroom look you want. From extremely pale to dramatic black, each shade of quartz looks luxurious and is totally unique to your room. It can also easily be mistaken for marble, but at a much lower cost, which is another reason why it is so popular in bathrooms.
Find out more about using Quartz as an alternative to tiles
If you would like to know more about the many ways in which quartz can be used as an alternative to tiles throughout your home, please contact us for more information. We will be happy to discuss our Quartz offering and help you create the home of your dreams.