When redesigning or refreshing your kitchen, one of the biggest options to consider is your worktops. With so many different materials on offer, it’s hard to determine which one is best for your home.
Marble worktops have become a go-to choice for many homeowners over the years. And while it’s unique in its appearance, many find it to be quite impractical; requiring a lot of care and upkeep to continue to look its best.
Introducing quartz, an alternative to marble that offers similarly beautiful surfaces but doesn’t dull or stain, is much more durable and is more resistant to heat. Premium quartz worktops inspired by marble offer the same aesthetic luxury and tactility of natural stone. As quartz is one of nature's hardest minerals, engineered quartz surfaces are stronger and more resistant to chips or cracks than marble, and are non-porous too. Quartz has become one of the most popular worktop choices over recent years, and whether you’re looking for a traditional design or a more contemporary one, there’s sure to be a quartz worktop that will blend seamlessly within your home.
Here are five quartz alternatives to marble…
This quartz material has been inspired by classic Calacatta marbles. Its classical white base adds a touch of grandeur and glamour to your home, and it’s almost black veins gives it a contemporary edge. Empira White combines the nuance of natural stone with an unmatched quality and durability. If you’re looking to add an element of style and sophistication to your home, Empira White quartz is the perfect option.
For a more traditional kitchen style, opt for a softer, neutral colour, like Noble Grey. You can blend in just about any colour with Noble Grey, or make a statement with contrasting dark coloured cabinets and cupboards. The veining in Noble Grey is subtle enough for a traditional kitchen, but also just enough to bring it up-to-date.
Calacatta Nuvo is off-white in colour and offers a depth and tone that creates an authentic, natural stone look. The Calacatta Nuvo is a great option for you if you’re looking to create a timeless, classic kitchen aesthetic.
This quartz worktop features strong flowing veining reminiscent of classic marbles, which works perfectly on big kitchen islands or even as a single slab splashback. Paired with dark cabinets and gold or brass hardware, it’ll instantly give your kitchen a smart, sophisticated finish. Consider hanging glass pendant lighting over your kitchen island and worktops for a completely polished aesthetic.
Vanilla Noir quartz provides a different take on classic black marble, showcasing a deep, dark base with a diffused veining structure. The beautifully refined surface creates a distinctive statement, looking effortlessly sophisticated with the intricate pattern adding a truly unique depth to the design. If you're lucky enough to have lots of natural light, pair it with dark cabinetry for a high-impact aesthetic, or match with clean, crisp white for a stark contrast.