Everything You Need to Know About Quartz Tiles
Quartz tiles are a premium grade manmade product (rather than natural stone) and have crushed mirror pieces scattered across the surface. Their twinkling finish is reminiscent of a starry night sky and ideal for making a statement within a glamorous, luxurious space.
Quartz allows you to create a natural sparkle on walls and floors. No two tiles are the same and their clean cut coupled with glistening shards of mirror offers a luxurious, yet contemporary aesthetic.
Composition & Suitability
Quartz tiles, also known as agglomerate or engineered tiles, are a composite material made from a combination of resin, quartz, sand, colour pigment and more often than not, crushed mirror pieces.
This long-lasting combination of materials makes them scratch and stain resistant. An ideal choice for today’s modern lifestyle, they’re suitable for both walls and floors. Quartz is also versatile enough to be used in an array of locations including the conservatory, study, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, hallway and living room.
Quartz is available in a wonderful array of colours from shocking pink, to electric blue, green, purple and black. Some tiles are plain in colour and others have the crushed mirror effect known as starlight. While there are numerous colours available, black and white quartz tiles are the most popular. The bathroom pictured throughout this post features grey quartz tiles which look fantastic in such a modern and luxurious setting.
Installation and Maintenance
Make sure your tiler has previous experience of laying quartz tiles. Quartz tiles should be laid with a latex-based adhesive and all cuts should be made with a wet diamond blade.
Quartz is low maintenance. Toxic cleaners are not needed when cleaning – soap and water will do the trick.
Quartz resists moisture. Because of the tight pores, bacteria and mould spores do not collect in the stone. This is particularly useful in the bathroom where the steamy moisture does not dissipate immediately. Likewise, heavy duty cleaners and scrubbers are not needed (or recommended) to remove those impurities. They are simply wiped from the surface.
Where Else Can I use Quartz?
Kitchen worktops are a fantastic place to use Quartz. Where marble worktops can easily stain and require lots of treatments and care. These tiles are the most practical if you have children as they are very easy to clean with mild soap, water and a soft cloth.
Where To Buy Quartz Tiles?
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